OUR TEAM & our story

Overseers & Gospel Shepherds

Our Overseers serve, love, and equip the church providing oversight.  They, together with their wives are Gospel Shepherds helping the church grow in gospel-fluency and participate in the vision of gospel saturation.

Brett & Natalie Donald


Brett is a Pastor, Staff Overseer and a Gospel Shepherd. He is responsible for vision and teaching. Natalie is a Gospel Shepherd

Nouver & Donna Cheung


Nouver is a non-staff Overseer Candidate and Gospel Shepherd. He leads CityLights Music. Donna is a Gospel Shepherd.

Ministry Team.

Our CityLights Ministry team is comprised of staff and non-staff who serve in the office to provide centralized support for the CityLights collective so that disciples can be multiplied.

Brett Donald

Vision, teaching, and leadership development. 

Assistant to Brett and Logistics Coordinator 

Gathering Minister, Gospel Shepherd.

Acting CityLights Kids Director

Strategic Planning and Events Coordinator


Our Deacons minister and lead in a certain area of responsibility to assist in building up Jesus' church and multiplying disciples.

Trevor Jackson

Deacon Apprentice, Council Logistics Coordinator, and Gathering Team Manager


Deacon Apprentice, Connections


Deacon Apprentice, Admin & Strategic Planning, 


Deacon Apprentice, CityLights Kids


Deacon Apprentice,Gathering Operations

CityLights is a collective of reproducing disciples and Missional Communities who are owning the mission of Jesus in their context and shining bright to make Jesus known in everyday life because Jesus loves everyone, everywhere. Interested in joining our team?

The CityLights Story

Boundary Road Assembly started in the 1950’s but eventually faced challenges, and in 2010 the church was left with a handful of people. This led to the opportunity for a new church plant in the building on Boundary Road, between Burnaby and East Vancouver.

The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada approached Living Waters Church in Langley to send Brett Donald, one of their pastors, to lead this new church plant.

At first Brett & Natalie said no. They had dreamed about church planting as students, but the timing seemed wrong. God began to speak through conversations and prayer, giving Brett a vision for a church that prays and people who don’t just go to church, but are the church. Stepping out in faith and obedience, they began to gather people to join them on mission. A small team renovated the facility throughout the summer of 2010 and moved into the city that fall. God was faithful and provided in countless ways.

In 2011, Brett was released by Living Waters to be a full-time church planter. The C2C Network became a strategic parter as a core team was gathered to launch life communities and serve the city.
"You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven." —JESUS, MATTHEW 5:14–16
CityLights Church launched Sunday gatherings in September of 2013. In 2022 we began the process of recalibrating our approach. Our goal is to participate in gospel saturation in our region. Rather than the traditional "come and see" church model, our focus is equipping reproducing disciples who "grow and go". Read more about that here.

CityLights isn’t about one location or light — as individuals scatter and Missional Communities multiply, we are all lights that point to Jesus. Our lives shine the light of Jesus to our city.

We are lights to the city. We are CityLights.