The staff at CNCF is a group of competent 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.

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Lorne Jackson

President

Lorne provides overall leadership and vision for the work of the Canadian National Christian Foundation. 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 50 years and their two married children and four grandchildren.

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Jan Kupecz

Executive Director

Jan Kupecz provides overall leadership to the CNCF team, is responsible for the implementation of strategy, and day to day decision making. She was involved with the start-up of CNCF as far back as 2002 and has been instrumental in navigating the development of CNCF as it grew and subsequently launched several other ministries, including Financial Discipleship Canada, Kingdom Advisors Canada, Compass-finances God’s way-Canada, ADVISORS with Purpose and notmine.ca. 

In the past, Jan was COO for a business law firm as well a national financial planning firm. She is passionate in her faith, enjoys the challenge of leadership and motivating God’s people to live lives wholly surrendered to HIM.

Jan and her husband Joe make their home near Ottawa, are active in their local church and enjoy family time with their adult children and half dozen grandchildren.

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Lorraine Hopkins

Operations manager

Lorraine specializes in charitable gift planning and philanthropy. She works with individual and corporate donors, as well as advisors to help coordinate charitable gifts, strategies and manage charitable giving accounts (Donor Advised Funds). With 35+ years experience in financial services, Lorraine has a passion to help facilitate and encourage giving with impact. Lorraine has served in the role of Senior Estate Advisor with ADVISORS with Purpose for several years. Prior to that, in roles of Financial Advisor, Estate Planner, Personal Banker and General Insurance Underwriter. Lorraine holds designations of Personal Financial Planner (PFP); Fellow of Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI), MFA-Philanthropy (MFA-P), Certified Kingdom Advisor (CKA) and is a member of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners.

Lorraine is active in her local church, where she serves as trustee and financial secretary. She enjoys teaching and encouraging individuals and families in the areas of biblical financial stewardship.

Lorraine and her husband live on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. She enjoys time with family and friends, and especially her 4 grandchildren.

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Tanya Geertsema

Administrator

Tanya has worked in administrative roles for the past 20 years in the trucking industry, printing industry, financial services, earning her Branch Manager’s license in mutual funds.  She took a break professionally to raise and teach her 3 children, but continued using her skills in their local church and homeschool organizations.  In 2012, Tanya felt called back into service in a part time capacity with CNCF/AWP, allowing her to continue to teach, volunteer, and now manage the admin of her husband’s company.

She has been married to Mark for 22 years and together they enjoy the summer months in Ontario camping with family and friends – winter is tolerated with skating and skiing. In addition to raising and homeschooling their children, Mark and Tanya foster a special needs adult. In her spare time, Tanya is an avid knitter.

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Rev. Ray Borg

Donor/Client Relations

A member of the CNCF team since 2015, Ray has provided leadership to notmine.ca, a ministry under Financial Discipleship Canada. In his role as Donor and Client Relations, he seeks to create safe spaces for dialogue and conversation to explore calling and destiny related to the creation and stewarding of wealth as well as a fulfilment of God’s purposes for individuals and businesses under God’s leading and direction.

Ray is a pastor, teacher and conference speaker and a regular guest on the Let’s Talk Money radio program. Prior to joining the ministry, he was a social worker and human resources consultant. In his ministry life, over several decades of travelling with a global team, he has developed relational connections with various individuals, businesses, churches and denominational leaders around the globe.

Ray and his wife Arlene make their home in Ottawa and enjoy spending time with their adult children and grandchildren.

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