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 have been happily married for over 3 decades and continue to give thanks for the gift of three children, a daughter-in-law and three grandchildren. Personal passions include fishing, travel, culinary exploration, spurts of fitness, and exegeting film.
519-725-1212, Ext. 322Email Gord
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
780-566-9211Email T. Jay
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).
Director of Operations
519-725-1212, Ext. 328Email Rebecca
Rebecca comes to Vision Ministries Canada with a background in program and team management, coaching, training, and process improvement. She is responsible for the areas of finance, human resources, project management, and administration. Rebecca has a heart for God’s church, and serves within her home congregation of Lincoln Road Chapel. She and her husband, John, have been married for over thirty years. The Lord has blessed them with a daughter and son-in-law living in Waterloo, a son living in Vancouver, and two young grandchildren.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” Matthew 22:37
CCFC National Coordinator
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.
519-725-1212, Ext. 324Email Henrietta
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 a growing number of grandchildren.
“Don’t ditch in the darkness what you learned in the light!”
Pastor to Pastors
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
519-725-1212, Ext. 325Email John
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.