Lloyd A Arnett


Lloyd is an artist and Christian Humanist scholar, playwright, director, and dramaturg. With a Ph.D. in Theatre Arts from the University of Pittsburgh, he is a professional performer, a new plays reader and dramaturg, has a been board member of various theatres, and taught at the University of Pittsburgh, at Penn State University (New Kensington), and for 30 years at Trinity Western University. Loving every area of theatre, Arnett has produced, directed, designed, and written or adapted numerous productions.He directs at every opportunity and has taught playwriting courses and seminars in Canada’s Lower Mainland, the American east coast, and Taipei, Taiwan.


Elizabeth Doerksen


Live theatre has always been a favourite of Elizabeth's.  Even in some remote little town on vacation, her family looks for a live theatre performance they can attend.  It is exciting, emotional, challenging, educational and always entertaining.  She is very excited to serve on a board that supports and values live theatre in Abbotsford.


Matt Forster


Matt is a business development specialist with a flare for the eccentric who doesn’t know how to write his own biography. So here it is.


Jim Harrison

Vice President

Jim moved to Abbotsford eight years ago after 30 years working in the restaurant equipment sales industry. He is currently working part time at Rona in Clearbrook. Jim got very involved with community theatre in 2004. He has acted, produced, directed and worked backstage in over 30 productions and served as a board member with Stage 43. He now serves as the vice-president of the board here at Gallery 7 Theatre. His other passions include motorcycles, painting and playing guitar and bass in a church band.


Kathleen MacKillop


Kathleen was born and raised in East Vancouver, with roots in the Mt. Pleasant area.  Kathleen and her husband, Kevin, moved to Mission in 2000.  Currently enjoying the 'empty nest' as both adult children reside with their partners in Vancouver, Kathleen is employed with the Provincial Government, in the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction as an Employment and Assistance Worker, in the Service Delivery of Employment Plans and Intake.  Although a fan and supporter, Kathleen has no background in theatre.  She joined the Gallery 7 Theatre and Performing Arts Board in September of 2019 with the intention to fundraise and assist with the growth of the organization.


Derek Ward Hall


Derek first got involved with Gallery 7 Theatre back in 2008 as an actor in one his now favourite shows, The Boys Next Door. Fast forward a decade later and Derek is thrilled to get the chance to stay involved with Gallery 7 Theatre by serving on the board. Derek currently lives in Abbotsford with his beautiful wife, Ashley, and works in the international department at the University of the Fraser Valley.