Church Staff

The current staff at The World of Pentecost church includes:




Pastor Nathan and Kristen Shew have been raised in the World of Pentecost Church of Nanaimo and are the proud parents of three children.  They have been actively involved in youth work and Sunday School ministry most of their lives. Nathan has served in both youth and Sunday school departments in the B.C. District of the UPCI.  They assumed the full-time duties of Pastor of the congregation starting in December of 2023. In addition to pastor, Nathan also oversees the Sunday School Department.



Associate Pastor

Associate Pastor Dave and Joy Cutar are the parents of two daughters and came to WOPC in 2020 from Manilla. They are heavily involved in leading Multi- Cultural aspects of the church as well as overseeing home groups and outreach efforts. He has extensive experience in teaching Bible School, preaching at Conferences etc., online training, and music ministry. Sis. Joy has been involved in missions as well. Our desire in bringing them on as part of our team was to reach across cultural barriers to every nationality.


Music & Media Director

Music DiretorAnthony & Melissa have been involved in music since their teens. Anthony grew up playing the piano. He played at weddings and played percussion in school, but he didn’t start playing in church right away. He started playing in church at about 15 years old and has now been playing in various churches and at various church events for over 15 years. Melissa grew up singing in church and has been singing as part of chorals, choirs and worship teams since she was 15 years old. One of Anthony’s favorite quotes is from Matt Redman who said, “In the end, worship can never be a performance, something you’re pretending or putting on. It’s got to be overflow of your heart…..Worship is about getting personal with God, drawing close to God.” Along with the music department Anthony & Melissa take care of the Media & Sound departments.



Church Administrator

Church AdministratorHeather started going to church at a young age with her sister and extended family in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. She quickly found that she wanted to deepen her own relationship with the Lord and decided to attend Bible College. During her educational journey she met Samantha and through Samantha met her husband, Ryan. After getting married in December of 2010 they moved to Nanaimo. She’s always been organized and since moving to Nanaimo has been helping with the administration duties at the church. In 2015 Heather accepted the position of full time Church Administrator. Heather not only does admin work for the local church she also does admin work for the UPC of BC.