Staff & Volunteers

  • Mike Stone

    Mike Stone

    Executive Director 519-725-1212 ext.328 mike.stone@vision-ministries.org

    Having pastored in three congregations, Mike comes to VMC with a deep passion for the local church.  Convinced that the Church is still at the centre of God’s redemptive purposes in the world, he’s eager to help congregations discern the fresh ways in which God is inviting His people to ‘be Church’ for a given context.  Mike is energized by theological reflection, catalyzing mission, biblical communication and helping followers of Jesus to respond to the active and formative presence of God’s Spirit.  In 2016, Mike and Sharon will celebrate 30 years of marriage and continue to give thanks for the gift of three children, a daughter-in-law and two grandchildren (soon to be three).  Personal passions include fishing, travel, culinary exploration, spurts of fitness and exegeting film.

  • Gord Martin

    Gord Martin

    Associate Director 519-725-1212 ext.322 gord.martin@vision-ministries.org

    Gord has a passion for evangelism, equipping and church-planting. His experiences include: Missions in Ecuador and Colombia, evangelism pastoring and planting in the Kitchener-Waterloo area, the formation of an inter-denominational mission to reach the disadvantaged of the K-W community and he is the founder of Vision Ministries Canada which began in 1992.  He and his wife Heather, live in Waterloo and attend Lincoln Road Chapel.  They have three married sons and 5 grandchildren.

    “Our burden for ministry should never be greater than our joy in the Lord.” Dave Toycen (World Vision)

     

  • T. Jay Gurnett

    T. Jay Gurnett

    Associate Director 519-872-7252 jay.gurnett@vision-ministries.org

    Jay loves people, and connecting. He’s honed his relational skills in a wide ranging career that included stints as a performing arts producer, college faculty member, newspaper editor and as President of Mount Carmel Bible School. Now he spends his time coming alongside church-planting entrepreneurs, leaning on his experiences in planting and nurturing young leaders. Jay and his spouse Margie are nomads, living with one or another of their 5 adult children and many grandkids (who are spread throughout North America and beyond).

  • Gary Allen

    Gary Allen

    Book-Keeper 519-725-1212 ext. 327 gary.allen@vision-ministries.org

    Gary is VMC’s book-keeper, and is a member of the Canadian Payroll Association. He maintains VMC’s financial records, keeps track of accounts and verifies the accuracy of procedures used for recording financial transactions.  He and his wife Deb, live in Waterloo and attend Lincoln Road Chapel.  They have one married daughter and one grand-daughter.

  • Mark Anderson

    Mark Anderson

    Whole Life Coach 604-261-1444 mark.newlife@gmail.com

    Mark worked as a Professional Consulting Engineer, optimizing the performance of large interdisciplinary teams for 9 years.  He is a fully trained Life Coach and a certified senior coach with Church Planting Canada.  He is also the founder of More2Life (www.wholelifecoaching.ca), and provides coaching to church planters and pastors on a part-time basis for VMC.

    Mark has over 20 years of experience serving in ministry leadership. He and his wife, Petra live in Vancouver where they have served for 15 years as the Pastoral Team at Marineview Chapel.

  • Deb Cavan

    Deb Cavan

    Office Assistant 519-725-1212 ext. 321 deb.cavan@vision-ministries.org

    Deb assists us with our book-keeping and office administration.  She has her B.Ed. & B.A.Sc. and tutors students during the school year.  Deb also works part-time as Office Administrator at Grace Community Church in Guelph, ON which is also her home church.  She lives in Guelph and has two adult children completing their university studies.

    ‘Let no debt remain outstanding except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.’  Romans 13:8

  • Indianna Cungcin

    Indianna Cungcin

    CCFC National Coordinator 204-582-7579 lianhramcin@yahoo.ca

    Indy is the national coordinator for the Chin Christian Fellowship of Canada, a network of 10-12 Chin (Burmese) churches associated with VMC. He also provides leadership at City Church in Winnipeg, and the Manitoba Chin Christian Fellowship. He coordinates ministry for the Chin people who are scattered around the Globe due to their persecution.  Indy also serves many refugees in association with City Connexions, a ministry of City Church.  He and his wife Ceri, have two children and live in Winnipeg, MB.

  • Paul Fletcher  ('retiring' from VMC @ Dec 2016)

    Paul Fletcher ('retiring' from VMC @ Dec 2016)

    Volunteer 519-669-4569 paul.fletcher@vision-ministries.org

    Paul is a retired pastor who has a lot to give to help churches grow. He is now using his experience to serve churches in the VMC network who are looking for pastoral staff, as well as individuals looking for a church in which to serve. He is available to serve as an interim pastor within Ontario.  He and his wife Dorothy, live in Elmira and attend Woodside Bible Fellowship.

  • Henrietta Koenig

    Henrietta Koenig

    Administrative Assistant 519-725-1212 x324 & 1-877-509-5060 info@vision-ministries.org

    Henrietta is our Administrative Assistant and has served with VMC since its beginnings. She provides support services to our E.D. as well as all of our staff, plans events and assists with almost every project. She and her husband Al live in Waterloo and attend Lincoln Road Chapel.  They have three adult children and three grandchildren.

    “Don’t ditch in the darkness what you learned in the light!”

  • Doug Loveday

    Doug Loveday

    Pastor to Pastors 519-227-1316 doug.loveday@vision-ministries.org

    Doug was a high school Science teacher for 12 years before becoming a pastor at Community Bible Church in Lucan for 25 years. His gentle way and his genuine care for people are evident as he ministers to pastors in the VMC network. He and his wife Ruth, live in Lucan and have 4 married kids and quite a few (19!) grandchildren.

    “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12

  • Al Rahamut

    Al Rahamut

    Treasurer / Project Manager 519-725-1212 ext 323 al.rahamut@vision-ministries.org

    Al is taking care of the financial and project management responsibilities of VMC. He retired from the Region of Waterloo, Social Services Dept. where he worked for the past 16 years as Manager, Automation & Administration, responsible for the Provincial Social Assistance program known as Ontario Works. Al and his wife Savi, live in Waterloo and attend Lincoln Road Chapel. They have 2 married children and two grandchildren.

    ‘Praise to God comes naturally when you count your blessings!’

  • John Riley

    John Riley

    Volunteer 519-725-1212 x325 john.riley@vision-ministries.org

    John retired as a VP of Clarica (now Sun Life) Insurance Company in Waterloo.  His expertise and knowledge are highly valued as he assists VMC administratively on an extensive array of projects that it undertakes.  John attends Lincoln Road Chapel and he and his wife Nancy, live in Waterloo.

  • Steve MacDouell

    Steve MacDouell

    VMC Social Media Coordinator steve.macdouell@gmail.com

    Steve is responsible for representing VMC online. With a good deal of social networking experience, Steve is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Steve also serves as an Associate Pastor at Hillside Church in London, ON. He is married to Brittney, and together they have a son named Porter.