The staff at CNCF is sometimes asked how CNCF is different than a local community foundation, and how people can know the organization will be around for the long-term. These questions are important because more and more Canadian Christians are including CNCF as a beneficiary in their wills, insurance policies, RRSP's and RRIF's and other estate plans.
What makes CNCF both different and dependable for the long-term, is the character, mission, and stability of CNCF's Board of Directors. Each director annually affirms their faith and commits to their walk with God. The following officially listed Director duties ensure the continuity and strength of CNCF's Board for years to come:
- Duty to know the purposes and processes of CNCF
- Duty to be reasonable, prudent and judicious
- Duty to carry out the charitable purposes of CNCF
- Duty to avoid conflict of interest situations
- Duty to act gratuitously
- Duty to provide proper accounting and accountability for CNCF property
- Duty to manage CNCF assets
CNCF's Board members know they are charged with a great responsibility. Their goal is to make certain every dollar that comes to CNCF is ultimately distributed according to our Christian mission and the desires of the donors we serve - to connect God's money with God's work.
We are grateful for the service of these DIRECTORS:
Roland Laing (Q.C.) - Rolly has been a part of the Board of Directors for several years and now serves as its chairperson. As a retired lawyer in Calgary Alberta, he shares his expertise and experience to ensure the work of CNCF is completed in an efficient and effective way. For Rolly's full bio, click here.
Vance Sider (B.Comm., C.A., FCA) - Vance has many years of experience in the area of corporate and personal taxation. He brings his eye for prudence and accuracy to the CNCF financial situation. For Vance's resume, click here.
Mark Peterkins - Mark's passion for leadership and for the health and growth of Christian leaders is evident in his role as Executive Director of One Way Ministries in Ottawa Ontario. He devotes his time to mentoring, learning and setting a course for ministry endeavours. Mark is married to Tracy and they have three young children. He serves both at his local church and sits on the boards of a number of non-profit organizations. He delights in his family, and has a love for the outdoors, enjoying sports, gardening, and photography.
Lorne Jackson (CFP, CLU, CH.F.C.) - Although officially retired Lorne, refers to this time in his life as being "rewired" - for the second half. In 2001, after 25 years in the financial services business Lorne sold his company and created CNCF. Lorne serves as its President today. He enjoys mentoring business and professional men as well as helping charities to raise funds. He donates time to his local church and is Board Chair of a Liberal Arts Christian College. For Lorne's bio, click here.
Robert Hayhoe - Robert is a partner with Miller Thomson LLP. He is the National Chair of their Charities & Not-for-Profit Group. His practice focuses on the voluntary sector. He provides both general counsel and specialized tax advice to charities and not-for-profit organizations across Canada, with a particular emphasis on religious charities. For Robert's full bio, click here.
Lawrence Ho (BA, JD, LLB, LLM) - Lawrence is an attorney living in Vancouver B.C. who has developed a consulting practice working with Philanthropic and Corporate Foundations as well as with various Non-Profit organizations (NPO's) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO's). For Lawrence's full bio, click here.
Kitson Wallace - CNCF is pleased that Kitson recently joined its Board of Directors. He has a strong desire to see more of what God can/wants do in the area of Financial Management. He currently lives in the GTA and serves in a national role of managing regional insurance managers for one of Canada's leading financial institutions.
Jonathan Wellum - Jonathan Wellum is the CEO of Rocklinc Investment Partners Inc and former CEO of AIC Investment Services. The CNCF board will benefit greatly from his unique life experience and solid Christian witness in the financial industry. For Jonathan's full professional bio, click here.
Janet Epp-Buckingham - Janet is an associate professor at Trinity Western University and serves the Director of the Laurentian Leadership Centre, an Ottawa-based, live-in, extension program focusing on leadership and public policy. She is a lawyer with expertise in religious freedom. Janet has a strong interest in developing the next generation of leadership. Having held many leadership positions in the Christian community in Canada, she also seeks to ensure that Christian ministries are resourced for the work God has called them to do.
Mark Middleton - Mark is the President of GlobalTalk, Executive Director of Canadian Centre For World Mission, the Executive Director for EQUIP Canada and an advocate of World Christian Perspectives. He was born and raised in Ethiopia, East Africa, son on SIM missionary parents. Mark’s ministry career has been global. His passion for the past two decades has been empowering international and Canadian Christian leaders to more effectively carry out the Great Commission, utilizing their Spirit given gifts and platforms to transform their communities and nations for God. Mark and his wife Candy reside in Stouffville, Ontario. They have three grown children, two of whom are married, and two grandchildren.