An Urban Missionary Apprentice is someone who has committed at least two years to The Table to serve and grow in their specific areas of gifting and passion. Last year at this time we paid two Urban Missionary Apprentices $500/mo. This year we’ve upped it to four UM Apprentices. They raise the rest of their support needs.
If you are interested in an apprenticeship at The Table contact Josh@tablechurch.ca or Andy@tablechurch.ca for more info. Deadline for applying for the next year (Beginning September 2016) is March 1st.
Jared Czop took over Common Cupboard as part of his apprenticeship. Jared has already initiated cookeries, which have been a smash hit. He is also developing curriculum for a series that tells the story of the Gospel through food. Jared is currently living in community with other Table peeps.
Devin Landis is in year two of his apprenticeship with a focus on resource coordination in the city. He started 2 Power of Ten groups, which connects one person in need with ten people willing to help. Devin helped start Common Closet, which redirects quality store-returned goods to people with need. Devin has also been working part-time with The Dandelion Society, which helps people in need on the street and is currently working on bringing a refugee family to Victoria.
Kyle Wheeler started his apprenticeship in September with a focus on creative communication (including design) and pastoral discernment. Josh spends a lot of annoying hours on design, so Kyle is his new best friend.
Eric Guthrie also started his apprenticeship in September with a church planting focus. Andy discipled Eric as part of his work at Open Gate Church in Langford when he worked there part-time. Eric was also part of our our launch team. Eric is currently assisting Andy with the new Table North site.
Stephanie Joy Yeker finished her apprenticeship in 2015, during which she pioneered Common Cupboard. Stephanie recently gave birth to Sophie! She and her husband Christopher are in Victoria for the time being as Christopher finishes up his medical degree.
Koko Relleve graduated in 2013 with a focus on music and worship and helped set the culture of The Table in our earliest days. He made a music album (The Preparation in Ordinary Time) with The Table and one of its songs (Why We Praise You) won “Gospel Song of the Year” at The Vancouver Island Music Awards. He currently is Joiner Apprentice at Cittagroup and can still be found playing music at The Table.
Jonathan Ellis also graduated in 2013 with a Vocational Ministry focus. He has since continued studies at Regent College in Vancouver (to be completed April 2016) and is now an ordained priest and currently leading The Peninsula Table at Brentwood.
Madeleine Craig (formerly Curry), our first Table Apprentice graduated in 2011. Her apprenticeship focused on prayer and rooted the early days of the Table in prayer and worship. Madeleine now lives in Kilmarnock, Scotland with her husband Michael and their two children, Freida & Coen. Madeleine currently works at YWAM Scotland.