Leadership Transition

Bruce and Lisa’s Leadership Transition

Hello Forest Grove Church at Attridge, Broadway and North Site

Our church has been incredibly blessed to have Bruce’s strong, caring apostolic leadership – he is the only lead pastor many of us have known. Bruce and Lisa have faithfully served here for more than two decades. 

That’s why I am sad to announce that Bruce and Lisa have discerned that their call to Forest Grove Community Church has come to an end and he has resigned. While it may come as surprise to many of you, they have been processing and discerning this with council for a few seasons. While we are grieving now, we also feel much peace about the decision. We honour and bless them as they enter the next phase of their journey.

As we process this historic moment, it’s also a reminder that all of us are part of something greater. Forest Grove is God’s church. God has been faithful to us and we know He will continue to lead and guide.  

Together we will continue to listen to God’s spirit, pursue our vision of transformation in Jesus and keep trust in God who is faithful. 

We have included links to a video with Bruce and Lisa as well as a document with much more information about this announcement. We will continue to communicate about this transition in the weeks ahead. 

We have set up this form for you to send well wishes to Bruce and Lisa as well as comments and questions for council. Alternatively, you can contact me privately by email

Blessings for the journey.

Erica Fraser

Moderator (on behalf of council)

Erica & James,

Nathan & Andrew Fraser

“This decision was very hard because for 21 years we have felt the call of God to be here and the love for the people of this church.”

– Bruce & Lisa Enns

Please click here for details regarding this announcement.

As we hear this news, we will all process in different ways. We have provided a place where you can ask questions that might be outstanding to you, or share encouragement and blessing with Bruce and Lisa. Please use this form in whichever way you need.

*Please note: we will have a more specific way to honour Bruce and Lisa and their 21 years of ministry with us in the months ahead*

Thank you, Bruce & Lisa, for 21 years of ministry at FGCC!

1 Corinthians 3:5-10

“After all, who is Apollos? Who is Paul? We are only God’s servants through whom you believe the Good News. Each of us did the work the Lord gave us. I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow. It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow. The one who plants and the one who waters work together with the same purpose. And both will be rewarded for their own hard work. For we are both God’s workers. And you are God’s field. You are God’s building. Because of God’s grace to me, I have laid the foundation like an expert builder. Now others are building on it. But whoever is building on this foundation must be very careful.”