United Church of God Pastor
Rainer pastors congregations in Calgary, Grande Prairie and Lethbridge, Alberta as well as Regina, Saskatchewan. He has served as the chairman of the National Council since 1999. He is also on the Ministerial Services team in Canada. He was born in Finland and grew up in Canada. He is an Ambassador graduate of 1969 andhas served in the church and ministry since that time, having pastored numerous congregations in eastern and western Canada. He and his wife, Claudia, were married in 1970. They have two married daughters, Tammy and Sonya. His wife, Claudia, has run her own home-based upholstery business over 25 years. They enjoy hunting, fishing and camping and their three grandchildren.