Our Pastors

At Glamorgan Church we have been blessed with solid Pastoral leadership for many years.

Mark Kowalko

Mark Kowalko

Senior Pastor

Mark arrived as the Senior Pastor of Glamorgan Church on April 1, 1992. (Do you think there might be something symbolic about that start date?) Mark accepted this role in ministry after serving congregations in Medicine Hat, Alberta and St. Helens, Oregon in the areas of Youth and Music ministries.

Mark, and his wife Sandi have a whole bunch of children: Caleb and his wife Triana, Lukas, Hannah, Danyel, James, Jackie and Matthew. Sandi has been active as a consultant with Focus on the Family encouraging Churches in the Calgary area to develop ministries to families who foster and/or adopt children.

Mark has two “life verses:”

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.


Matthew 6:33 (NIV)

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

The Biblical characters whom Mark has seen best demonstrate these verses are the Old Testament men Joseph and Daniel.

Mark is thrilled and amazed with the journey God has led him on and with the things God has given along the way!

As a hobby, Mark enjoys following sports; particularly hockey, football and basketball, and enjoys any opportunity to have fun with family and friends.

Rachel Jesse

Rachel Jesse

Associate Pastor

Rachel has been an integral part of Glamorgan Church since 2002. Her passion for serving the community led her to accept the role of Minister to Youth and Children in 2004. With her dedication and unwavering commitment, Rachel was appointed as the Associate Pastor in 2015. She firmly believes that it is a privilege to journey alongside the children, youth, and parents of Glamorgan.

Rachel is deeply grateful for the love and support of her husband, Rick, and their son, Cyrus. As a family, they are blessed to call the vibrant community of Glamorgan their home. In her free time, Rachel enjoys creating lasting memories through vacations with her husband, sharing laughter with her son, and cherishing moments with family and friends. She is also passionate about training her dogs and finds inspiration in the story of Samson from the Bible. Rachel finds solace in contemplating and meditating upon Matthew 22:37-38 (NIV), where Jesus reminds us to love God with all our heart, soul, and mind, and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Join Rachel and the Glamorgan Church family in their mission to spread love, compassion, and faith within the community.