As pastor, Kelvin Dyck is called to help develop and implement the vision and ministry of the Covenant Mennonite Church. Preaching, teaching, visitation, and pastoral care make up significant aspects of the pastor’s work. At Covenant, much of community life is led by lay leaders and Kelvin’s role includes resourcing and encouraging them in their ministry.
Kelvin grew up in southern Manitoba and, after university in Winnipeg, studied in Vancouver and Great Britain before returning to Winkler and taking a position at the Winkler Bible Institute as Dean of Students. When the school closed, Kelvin accepted the call to serve Covenant as pastor.
Strongly influenced by his Anabaptist/Mennonite upbringing, Kelvin’s ministry also has been shaped by his work with Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, his lay ministry in the Anglican Church, and interactions with Christians of many denominations and backgrounds.
In addition to taking road trips, Kelvin loves reading, listening to music, and interacting with people. The most influential books for Kelvin’s ministry have been Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics, Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead, and Parker Palmer’s Let Your Life Speak. Kelvin is married to Elaine and they have two children.