Gary is an ordained minister in the Christian Reformed Church, currently serving as chaplain in the Port of Vancouver with the CRC Ministry to Seafarers and in partnership with Anglican Mission to Seafarers. This ministry involves visiting cargo ships in port and serving in the ministry centres in Vancouver and at Roberts Bank.
Missions has been the primary focus for most of Gary's ministry life, especially leadership training. Previously he and his wife, Jennifer, with their three children, worked with OMF International for 10 years in East Malaysia, with a focus on training local pastors for ministry. He spent another 7 years working as Regional Director with OMF in BC. He also served as pastor at Emmanuel Christian Community from 2010-2013. Preaching and teaching continue to be a big part of his ministry.