The staff at CNCF is a group of competant and dedicated people who have felt the call of God to use their collective talents to serve His Kingdom. To help you see the people you are working with, here is is a little bit about us.
Lorne Jackson - President
Lorne provides overall leadership and vision for the work of the Canadian National Christian Foundation e. After 25 years in the financial services business he sold his company and left the “for profit” world in 2002 to create the Canadian National Christian Foundation (CNCF) as a federally incorporated public foundation to serve donors in Canada wanting to give more efficiently and with more flexibility.
Lorne donates his time to the Foundation and that has led him to working with Christian financial advisors and charity leaders in funding God’s work across Canada and around the world. He is spending much of his time these days travelling and speaking at ministry and church events, helping raise the awareness of methods and options for giving from our estates while reducing our taxes.
With a passion for giving and overall stewardship Lorne has written a book on the subject of Stewardship. In his book he points out that stewardship is an often misunderstood and misrepresented word. His book entitled, “After the Faith Decision… all else is stewardship” reminds readers that stewardship is not just about money or fundraising but is all of life as we live for our Lord.
He also enjoys mentoring numerous business and professional men as well as donating his time to his local church.
Lorne also enjoys tennis, travelling and sharing time with his wife Doris of over 45 years and their two married children and four grandchildren.
Jan Kupecz - Executive Director
Jan provides oversight to program development, implementation and administration, long range strategy, ministry partnerships, communications and marketing, staffing and financial practices for both CNCF. For several years, Jan gave leadership to a donor sponsored program, helping leaders of Christian charities across Canada practice servant leadership. Over 100 church and ministry leaders participated in the 2 year journey. As a result CNCF has developed strong partnerships with many other ministry organizations and currently helps over 30 in the area of Planned Giving. Her significant experience in marketing and communications is put to good use at CNCF and provides practical help to partners churches and charities through its “Partnership in Planning Giving” program.
Jan also oversees the Freedom Initiative, a program helping churches provide free face to face debt advice to all in need and is herself a trained debt coach in her local church.
Jan has experience as an entrepreneur and business coach and prior to joining CNCF was the Chief Operating Officer of a business law firm and for several years of a national financial services firm.
Jan and her husband Joe make their home near Ottawa, are active in their local church and enjoy family time with their children and grandchildren.
Greta Luimes - Operations Manager & Estate Specialist
Greta joined the team at CNCF / ADVISORS with Purpose in 2006 after 15 years as a personal financial advisor. She achieved her Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation in 2000 and has continued the required annual educational requirements to maintain this professional designation. As a member of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners, Greta has completed their most advanced courses in Giving and Estate Planning. Her participation in ongoing charitable law courses and updates ensures she is aware of the most recent opportunities for charitable giving under Canadian law. Having served hundreds of donors and families across Canada has allowed Greta to look into many unique financial scenarios, offering her an opportunity to propose personalized lifetime and estate giving options that benefit both donors and their chosen ministries and charities.
As manager of the foundation, Greta’s expertise in the facilitation of charitable gifts ensures the donors’ hearts desires are met in the most efficient and effective manner.
Greta and her husband Tom enjoy their closeness with their two children and their families. She also volunteers as the Worship Director in her church.