All Speakers

Mark Jurgeneit, YWAM Muskoka

Mark and Jerrilyn Jurgeneit are the co-leaders of Youth With   A Mission Muskoka.  They have been working with YWAM   for 10 years commencing in Kona, Hawaii and moving to Mangere, South Auckland to restart a YWAM campus in a predominantly Pacific Island and Maori community.[read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”] Before joining YWAM Mark was a secondary school teacher and a real estate entrepreneur, looking for “diamond in the rough” properties for which he could design and build residential or vacation homes.  He is currently co-director of YWAM Muskoka, President of Margis Investments Ltd. (commercial/industrial ownership and management), a mortgage broker and completing his real estate licensing.  Mark has a passion to combine business and mission, using business as a vehicle to support missions, recognize business as a place that needs the gospel and to disciple youth to fulfill their God given destiny.[/read]

Jude Hodgson, Director of Communication and Operations, ICEJ

Jude has a sincere love of Israel and the Jewish people and   has served on the Board of Directors of the International   Christian Embassy Jerusalem, Canada Branch, as a member from 2005 and then Board Chair till 2010.Since September 2011 she has worked for ICEJ Canada as the Director of[read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”] Communication and Operations. She also has focused on missions and communications in the field, as a consultant and speaker to various ministries and churches.[/read]

Dave Marttunen, Director of Fellowship International 

The traumatic loss of their 9 year old son Jonathan resulted   in Dave and Donna along with their daughters Sarah and   Ruth, living 3 months in Pakistan in 1992.  This experience morphed into an ongoing ministry of member-care, first to Pakistan, and then to Japan.  While living in Jo’burg South Africa,[read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”]  in 2005, their member-care role expanded into the 20 fields operated by Fellowship International.  Dave took on the role of Director of Fellowship International in 2014.  Under his leadership the mission has refocused its vision and values and is now engaged in catalysing Disciple Making Movements on its fields.[/read]

Rev. Olu Jegede, Sr Pastor, Christian Centre Church

Rev. Olu Jegede and his wife, Jennifer, have been ministering at Christian Centre, an inner city church located in the Jane and Finch neighbourhood, since 1992. Beginning as a youth ministry volunteer, Olu eventually felt called to leave his career in IT, become a full-time pastor,[read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”] and move into the local community. In addition to local missions, Olu is also passionate about global missions. In response to the devastating earthquake in 2010, he has been taking a missions team yearly to Haiti to help bring resources and the hope of the Gospel. Olu holds a Masters in Theology from Tyndale University as well as a BSc in Computer Science. He and Jennifer have four incredible children – Nicholas, Abigail, Elijah and Elizabeth.[/read]

Cory McKenna, President, The Cross Current

Cory McKenna is President of The Cross Current. Founded in 2007, The Cross Current (TCC) is a local missions ministry that equips the Church by example to normalize sharing the Gospel in all your personal and community relationships.Cory had been pastoring for several years before coming under [read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”] conviction about the fact that he had never equipped anyone by example to share Christ. As he prayed for help, he soon experienced biblical evangelism first-hand in many major cities throughout North America and then began being mentored to equip others.As Cory began multiplying evangelism ministry through equipping the saints in his own church by example, his own personal call to serve the larger body of Christ became clear. He founded TCC to provide other pastors and their churches with personal training in evangelism, apologetics, and Gospel leadership. TCC’s personal training equips average Christians of all ages to open Scripture in conversation about Christ. As a servant ministry, TCC walks with churches to help them leverage our local missions experience and expertise through: mentoring leaders, multiplying ministry, and modeling local missions in their communities. TCC’s outreach media ministry shares God’s Word in the studio and on the street. Our “up close and personal” programming equips entire churches to engage their culture by airing authentic Gospel conversations recorded between average Canadians of all ages and our outreach radio reps in the community.Having served as a pastor since 2002 and an equipping evangelist since 2007, the Lord has graciously grown in Cory a love for His people and gifting necessary to equip them for the work of Gospel outreach together. Cory and his wife Dawn live in London, Ontario with their two sons, Joshua and Caleb. [/read]

Rev. Peggy I. Kennedy, Two Silver Trumpets

Jack and Peggy Kennedy have been serving the Lord and His Church in many capacities over 45 years.  Their journey of obedience has taken them from the west coast ministry among First Nations (Jack is a member of the Tsimpshian First Nations of northern B.C.) to ministry at large among the[read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”] Body of Christ across Canada and to the nations. These include Sri Lanka, India, Hong Kong, Macau, Indonesia, Philippines and Guatemala. They are also extensively involved with the “community of nations” here in Canada. As “Two Silver Trumpets” presented in Numbers 10, the Kennedy’s are committed to hearing a “now” word of the Lord for leadership, for churches, and for nations. Peggy is also an author of 3 books and a regular blog called Hear the Sound. She is an ordained minister with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada. They make their home in Beamsville, Ontario.[/read]

Verdell Goulding, OMF, Director of Mobilization

Verdell serves as the National Director of Mobilization for OMF Canada. He is passionate about seeing people across Canada discerning God’s calling upon their lives and fulfilling their potential in sharing Christ with the nations. He and his wife (Gina) and young son (David) live in Toronto, ON.

John G. Denbok, Executive Director, SIM Canada

John is the Executive Director of SIM Canada, a century old catalyst for global mission bringing good news to hard places where people are living and dying without the gospel. A former businessman and entrepreneur, [read more=” Read More” less=”Read Less”] John is passionate about mobilizing the Church for missions and seeing all of its gifts used for the Kingdom. He has been leading mission organizations for 20 years.[/read]

Nicki Coles, TWR Canada

Nicki Coles, Communications Manager for TWR Canada, was born and raised in London, Ontario. Nicki is very involved in her church community and has had the opportunity to participate in two short-term mission trips. These experiences[read more=” Read More” less=”Read Less”] were her first exposure to missions and new cultures in other parts of the world. They opened her eyes to devastating poverty but also to hope and full dependence on the Lord in ways that she had never seen so clearly before.

Nicki worked many years as a sales and marketing manager in the hospitality sector which gave her opportunities to develop her skills in management, sales and marketing/communications, administration and working with the public. She currently spends a large majority of her time and energy volunteering in her community and church. She has worked countless hours planning events, working with different people in a variety of ways, building relationships and networking.

In late 2016, Nicki heard a sermon at a missions conference that would change the course of her life. The message was clear: as a Christian, we have three choices. We can GO as a missionary, SEND by assisting in financially enabling others to spread the hope of Jesus, or DISOBEY the commandment to make disciples of all nations. This caused her to assess her life and become more deeply involved in missions. Through much prayer and consideration as to where the Lord was leading her, Nicki began to look for an opportunity that would allow her to use both her passions and her past corporate experiences. The Lord led her to TWR Canada where she feels blessed to be able to use her experiences and excitement to be a part of furthering the gospel around the world.

In her cross-cultural experiences, Nicki noticed the clear presence of media and has become more interested and aware of the role technology and media plays in furthering the gospel, especially in developing nations. At TWR Canada, media, radios, programming and online resources have become an asset to many and have opened the door to expanding the reach of missions around the world. She is excited to share how missions and media overlap and how we can use this asset for God’s glory and the world’s salvation![/read]

ELIC Representative

The representative is an educator with a BA in Special Education and Teaching, and an MA in TESOL. She has worked with ELIC for over 10 years, 7 of them in Asia, and has been involved in teaching, mobilizing, and training other language teachers. She has taught and lead teams in multiple[read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”] countries on three continents including Saipan, China, the DPRK, Iraq and Egypt. She enjoys meeting new people, learning about new cultures, the uniformity of Starbucks around the world, and hosting people in her home, wherever it may be![/read]

Peter Shaukat (BAM)

With a background in chemical engineering, education, and business Peter has worked on six continents in a professional, business and cross-cultural mission capacity for over forty years, including 16 years [read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”] in India and Pakistan. Now based in Toronto, he leads a global investment fund providing capital to growing business-as-mission companies located in North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.[/read]

Caleb Rome, SIM Canada

After pastoring for 10 years Caleb and family joined SIM in 2000, working for many years in the Horn of Africa among a large Muslim nomadic people group with almost no believers. He coordinated daily radio, clean water supply, mobile schools and health education as strategy for [read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”] church formation.  Now by God’s grace nationals lead the work and several hundred follow Christ.

Today Caleb serves as SIM’s leader in North Africa, a new initiatives ministry. He surveys various places where peoples are lost and dying without the Gospel, mobilizes new workers into gaps in partnership with others and directs the workers that have arrived.[/read]

Marie Ens, Founder Rescue Cambodia

Missionary Marie Ens left the prairies of Canada for the tropical land of Cambodia in 1960. After 40 years of service to the Cambodian people, she was ‘invited to retire’ when she reached the age of 66. Instead, she chose to return to Cambodia where she could live simply on her pension. Now at 83 years[read more=” Read More” less=”Read Less”] of age, she has no plans to retire or return to Canada. She hopes to remain in Cambodia serving at Rescue Orphanage for many years to come. Marie has a deep passion for the people of Cambodia and is delighted to remain obedient to her calling to the end.[/read]

Rescue Cambodia dance troop

The 12 young people who are dancing for you at MFT all reside at Rescue orphanage, located just outside the capital city of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. They are high school students and will be returning to their studies after their cross Canada tour concludes. They have all found a loving home at Rescue[read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”] along with hundreds of other Cambodian children. They are followers of Jesus and we trust , the future leaders of their nation. They are very proud of their Cambodian culture and are happy to have the opportunity to give you a glimpse of that through their dance.[/read]

Leanne H. Ferris, Executive Director
Medical Ministry International

Leanne Ferris is the Executive Director of Medical Ministry International, a registered charity providing $20 million of compassionate healthcare in developing countries each year. Leanne has a heart to serve the world’s poorest individuals. Her passion for providing physical and spiritual healing [read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”] to an often-forgotten world in need has spanned across the globe for more than 25 years. Leanne’s commitment to serving the poor started in 1991 when she had the opportunity to serve in Mexico with a volunteer team of eye surgeons and optical care specialists organized by MMI. Leanne began working for MMI full-time in 2004 after many years of serving the organization first as a volunteer and then as a part-time employee.

Leanne completed the Master of Business Administration program at Wilfrid Laurier University in 2008, specializing in International Business. Leanne also holds an Honours Bachelor of Science, with a major in Human Biology from the University of Toronto and a Certificate in Biblical Studies from Capernwray College in Carnforth, England. Leanne was the recipient of the 2011 Laurier MBA Alumni Community Leadership Award for demonstrating exceptional generosity and outstanding charitable responsibility. Leanne was also named a Top 40 under 40 business leader in Hamilton/Halton in 2012 and was included in Bridgeway Foundation`s list of 100 Fantastic Canadian Christian Women Leaders in 2014.

Leanne lives with her husband, Chris, and their two young daughters in Cambridge, Ontario and spend their free time at their hobby farm in Arthur, Ontario.[/read]

Brian Beattie – PhD
Freedom House

Brian is a husband, father, speaker, writer and visionary leader . He has been described as passionate, compassionate, courageous, direct and tenacious. He is presently the Lead Pastor of Freedom House in Brantford, Ontario; the President of Freedom Training Centre and[read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”] on both the National and International Teams of Transform Our World. Brian is also the founder and owner of Leadership By Design, a consulting company working with individuals and groups to enhance personality, passion and performance. [/read]

Patty Kingsley

Artists in Christian Testimony Canada Incorporated (A.C.T)

Patty Bowman Kingsley serves as the Canadian Administrative Director of Artists in Christian Testimony. Kingsley also has a ministry department within the mission umbrella that A.C.T. Canada provides to mobilize and equip artistic and innovative [read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”]  ministries and missionaries for Christian work around the world.

As a free-lance creator, Bowman Kingsley leads transformational change within public, private, for profit, NFP and Charitable settings. With influence in both governance and practice, she creates innovation that is both attainable and sustainable.

Patty’s passion for honour, capacity for foresight, and her proven skills in arenas of complex innovation have been seasoned over thirty years of commitment to the human endeavour within communities of diverse interest and background.

Using creativity as her primary medium, her vocational work facilitates the growth of individuals and communities through creative enterprise, art activations, collaboration and intuitive art creations. Patty lives her artful life, believing that creativity transforms culture(s) — every- where — every time — without exception.

Patty sees herself as a servant who shares irrepressible joy, through creative expression. Patty believes that Art has a job to do — which is why it is called Artwork. She believes that art has the power to intuitively connect individuals to hope, amidst hopeless circumstances. To put pain in its place, for 5 minutes or 5 hours.[/read]

Melani Pyke, Visual Artist

Ever since she was a young child, Melani has had a God-given gift for reaching the lost and hurting through her art. She has been creating prophetic paintings in oil and acrylic for 25 years which are enjoyed by collectors worldwide and serve as reminders of God’s love for us. Melani has completed paintings on each of the 150 Psalms, highlights from the life of Jesus, the book of Proverbs, and many others. Her painting Giving and Receiving was awarded Honourable Mention [read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”] in the 2018 Oakton Foundation International Visual Art Competion. Melani has completed dozens of wall murals, illustrated books, regularly exhibits her work throughout Niagara and the GTA, and teaches painting classes.

Melani also enjoys sharing the word of God through art by painting live during worship regularly at her home church and others, as well as competing in Art Battle live painting competitions, making it to the Canadian National tournament in July 2018.

Melani completed graphic design at Mohawk College as well as School of Illustration with YWAM, and has been on mission trips to BC Canada and Thailand. She currently lives in Crystal Beach Ontario with her husband and two daughters.[/read]

Daniel & Amy Mutter, Worship Artist

Amy and Daniel Mutter have been leading worship together for more than 8 years, serving a variety of churches across Ontario with their ministry. Their heart is to bring people into a personal experience with God in worship through the Holy Spirit. They have learned [read more=”Read More” less=”Read Less”] that there is no better place to be than in the presence of God. They live in Cambridge, Ontario with their two beautiful little girls and their fun little dog Astro.[/read]

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