Staff & Volunteers

  • Mike Stone

    Mike Stone

    Executive Director 519-725-1212 ext.328

    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.

  • Gord Martin

    Gord Martin

    Associate Director 519-725-1212 ext.322

    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 780-566-9211

    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 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

    Church Planter Coach / Regional Network Coordinator 604-266-7446

    Mark worked as a Professional Consulting Engineer before serving for 17 years with his wife, Petra, as Co-Pastors of Marineview Chapel in Vancouver, BC.  He now serves as a full-time professional Coach and Spiritual Director for leaders in both the marketplace and in ministry.  He is the founder of (Whole Life Coaching) and coordinator of (National Network of Executive Coaches for denominations with church planters).
    Mark and Petra provide coaching for planters, spouses and other people starting new things at VMC.  Mark is also the Regional Network Coordinator for the VMC Regional Networks in Vancouver and Victoria.

  • Deb Cavan

    Deb Cavan

    Office Assistant 519-725-1212 ext. 321

    Deb assists us with our book-keeping and office administration.  In her spare time she takes classes to further her studies (she has her B.Ed. & B.A.Sc.) and tutors students during the school year.  She lives in Guelph, ON and attends Grace Community Church.  Deb has two adult children  – both having completed 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

    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.

  • Henrietta Koenig

    Henrietta Koenig

    Administrative Assistant 519-725-1212 x324 & 1-877-509-5060

    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 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

  • Steve MacDouell

    Steve MacDouell

    VMC Social Media Coordinator

    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.

  • Al Rahamut

    Al Rahamut

    Treasurer / Project Manager 519-725-1212 ext 323

    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 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 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.

  • Gwen Sharp

    Gwen Sharp

    Co-ordinator of In-Trust Churches seeking Corporation Status

    Gwen has recently joined the VMC staff to offer assistance to church plants in navigating the CRA paperwork requirements to obtain their Charitable Registration Status. She lives in Waterdown and attends Forestview Church.  She is thankful everyday for being blessed with three children.

  • Randy Hein

    Randy Hein

    Director of Young Catalysts

    I have been a pastor in Victoria for the past 20 years. After an academic sabbatical used to research the relationship between community, faith and art, I came together with a grassroots group of leaders to give birth to Hollydene Community Church. I’m super passionate about community, justice issues, the local arts scene, coffee, and my beloved Canucks (nothing but heartache as of late). After all these years, the love of Jesus still amazes me. I have an incredible fondness for young leaders and I desire to see them mentored relationally, developed theologically and engaged socially. Along with my part-time work for Vision Ministries, I teach regularly at Auxano Bible School. Marcy and I have two adult children, Caleb and Sarah.

  • Cole McFarlane

    Cole McFarlane