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Leadership - Administration


The leadership team (made up of representatives from each department) is responsible for the overall operation of the centre. It serves as a practical support group, an advisory body and liaison between the church and the centre. Monthly meetings deal with policies, procedures, budgets, as well as family and staff support.

While the leadership team strives to meet the daily challenges of the Centre’s operations, its primary goal is to serve the children and families of the community to the best of its ability. Parents are warmly encouraged to offer any ideas they may have.


Penny Hanslien, Director, ECE, BA 

I have enjoyed 27 years in the child care industry serving children and families in a variety of Early Learning and Child Care roles both in Alberta and in Ontario. Formerly a frontline ECE for 15 years, I am compassionately familiar with the complexities of childcare. I was recently ECE certified in BC, and bring 12 years of experience as a Director, 5 years of formal instruction experience (Bow Valley College) and a love of Jesus and all God’s children. I have felt God’s calling to Ministry since January 2019. Hungry for more of the things of God, I participated in many seminars this year (Breakforth One, Awe of God, Healing and Deliverance, Christian Music Festivals) and practical outreach events, feeding the poor and handing out bibles. I consider myself to be a classic evangelist, and work at growing my spiritual gifts of 'encouraging others' and 'helps' while growing in knowledge of the Word at Calgary Bible Training Centres. This role marries the majority of my gifts, skills, knowledge, and abilities with my faith and passion for fulfilling the Great Commission. This role is a perfect match for me and I believe it has been God-led every step of the way.  "Lord, lead me and I will follow!"

Drop by the Child Care Centre and say Hi!  Or give me a call at (604) 584-2311, Ext. 233 

Interests: Christian Music, Outdoor Enthusiast (Hiking, Biking, Kayaking), Languages and learning more about the Lord




Michael Vuorensivu, Executive Pastor  

My journey is an amazing story of how God can take a messy life, and completely transform a heart towards His purposes. God has most recently amazed me with a confirmation as Executive Pastor here at Cedar Grove.  I had the honour of being an Overseer for three years at Cedar Grove before moving into a staff pastoral position.  In my role with the church I provide oversight and leadership to the Childcare Centre and am temporarily filling in as Director.

When I am not at work at Cedar Grove you might find me at home with my big family including many international homestay students and my 90 year old father in law, who also live with us.As free time allows, I enjoy hunting, cycling, gardening, and riding on my Harley -- with my wife Kristiina on the back!  

We have a community of people here at Cedar Grove that really work at being authentic with one another—messy lives and all -- and we love that.  We hope you will join us and jump into deeper relationship with God and others . I encourage you to take steps to get into church community!

Please give me a call at (604) 584-2311, Ext. 233.  I look forward to meeting you!




Wendy Funk, Office Administrator

Hi, thank you for visiting our website.  I first found Cedar Grove Childcare Centre in 2002. I was working as a Registered Fire Protection Technician when we enrolled our son into the full time Daycare program. We began attending Cedar Grove the next year and when our second child was born, in 2006, I began serving on the Children’s Ministry leadership team. I can now say that over the past 17 years we have had four children attend Cedar Grove Childcare Centre. Wow!

I began working as a child-minder for Cedar Grove around 10 years ago and in 2015, I became the Childminding Coordinator. It wasn’t long before I began subbing in our Childcare Centre and in 2018, I was hired as the Centre’s staff scheduler.

It has been a privilege to serve this team of amazing teachers and I am blessed to be stepping into the new role of Office Administrator. You will find me in the office, part time through the summer, Monday - Friday from 7 am - 10 am and later in the day from 4 - 5 pm. I look forward to hearing from you.

Please give me a call at (604) 584-2311, Ext. 233 or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. If you have any questions.