Steve has been married to Karen for 35 years, and now has 4 kids, and 4 grandkids. He has been in some form of pastoral leadership in Canada for 30 years. He is a graduate of Tabor College and Bethel Seminary. He is currently the Executive Minister for BCMB, the British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches.
Mark Buchanan lives on Vancouver Island, Canada, with his wife, Cheryl, and their three children, Adam, Sarah, and Nicola. He is a pastor at New Life Community Baptist Church and is the author of five books; Hidden in Plain Sight, The Rest of God, Your God is Too Safe, Things Unseen, and The Holy Wild. Some days he is restful or playful, without shame.
For over 17 years Bruce J. Clemenger, has in varying research and leadership positions, been active with the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada. In 1996 he established the EFC’s Centre for Faith and Public Life in Ottawa. He became President of EFC in 2003. Bruce also serves as a member of the International Council of the World Evangelical Alliance.
Bruce speaks and writes on religion, culture, ethics and politics and is regularly interviewed by both secular and religious media. He travels nationally hosting and speaking to pastors, lay leadership and the media on key social issues facing evangelicals and provides briefings on key federal legislation.
Bruce has served on the Board of the Salvation Army Ethics Centre in Winnipeg, and as an adjunct faculty member of Tyndale University College and Seminary, and Trinity Western University.
He is currently working on a PhD in political theory which examines the accommodation of religious, cultural and institutional pluralism within the context of political liberalism.
Tracy A. C. Clemenger holds a Bachelor of Religious Studies from Tyndale; a B.A. (Hon) double major in Science, Technology, Culture & Society and Philosophy Studies from York University. She completed her Master’s in Interdisciplinary Studies with a thesis entitled: “Co-Creators with God: the Intersection of Genetics and Religion in U.S. Public Policy.” She holds many awards and scholarships. For several years on Parliament Hill, Tracy was a political legislative assistant and on a federal party’s research team for the development of the Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act. She currently has two writings projects on the go and does communications/policy work in her community. For seven years, she served as a Police Services Board member. She and her husband Bruce live on their horse farm just outside Ottawa and are the proud parents to two girls.
Mardi Dolfo-Smith has been on the pastoral staff of Tenth Church in Vancouver since 2001 and has served in various capacities over her years there. A highlight has been helping people to experience the life-changing power of Jesus, in the midst of a growing community. She is currently involved in supporting the pastoral staff, working on anti-trafficking initiatives, and starting up a new Tenth Church worship site in Kitsilano. Mardi and her husband Toni have been married for 20 years and have four teenagers. She has an MCS from Regent College in Old Testament and a BSc. from UBC in Microbiology.
Cynthia Fantasia currently serves as Pastor of Service and Women at Grace Chapel, Lexington MA. Ordained in 2007, Cynthia has been on pastoral staff since 1989, and is a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Cynthia oversees a ministry that reaches and teaches over 1000 women weekly. She lectures at a weekly Bible study, and speaks at conferences and retreats nationally and internationally. During the summer of 2005, she visited Nigeria, addressing women’s health and spiritual issues, and was the keynote speaker at two Nigerian women’s conferences. A contributing author in Mothers Have Angel Wings by Carol Kent, and What We’ve Learned So Far by Lucinda McDowell, Cynthia has also written several Bible studies. In May 2005, Cynthia received her Doctor of Ministry degree from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. The focus of her study was “Effective Ministries to Women”. She is also an adjunct professor at Gorden Conwell Seminary in the area of women’s studies. Cynthia is married to her best friend, Bob and they have three adult children and four “perfect” grandchildren. Her favorite activities are long walks, reading great books, vacation time in their beloved Kennebunkport, and learning about life through the eyes of their grandchildren!
Dr. Clyde Glass pastors Southview Alliance Church in Calgary, where he has served as senior pastor for the past ten years. Southview is a multi-site congregation with a passion for expressing the kingdom and love of God in word and action among its families, neighborhoods, city and the nations. Clyde received his B.A. in Political Science from Wheaton College, and served as congressional assistant in the U.S. House of Representatives, prior to completing his M.A. in Theology at Wheaton and a Ph.D. in Theology at Marquette University. Clyde lives in south Calgary with his wife Jillian and two children, Taylor and Alexandra.
After twenty six years as a parish priest in The Episcopal Church I have come to teach and be part of the administration at one of the two theologically conservative Anglican seminaries in the U.S. I have been married for 38 years to Claudia and we have three sons. The youngest is 23. At the seminary I teach sacramental theology and pastoral leadership and I am responsible for all the external relationships of the seminary. I enjoy most kinds of roots music and play the harmonica and ukulele for fun.
Dave was born in Lillooet B.C. He married his college sweetheart, Agnes and the two of them began their first ministry assignment in Oshawa Ontario where Dave served as a youth pastor. Since that time he’s served at Bramalea Alliance Church, and Lake Country Alliance Church. During his years at Lake Country God began to birth a new ministry vision in heart for coaching Christian leaders. At the same time the Canadian Pacific District of the CMA was dreaming Dave’s about a new position in the area of Church health. In April of 2002 these two visions found a match and David began a new ministry as the Assistant to the District Superintendent for Church Health. In August 2005 David was elected as the District Superintendent for the Canadian Pacific District. Dave’s deep conviction is to “Encourage an ENVIRONMENT that empowers the family of churches in Canadian Pacific District to be a MISSIONAL MOVEMENT where God-given dreams, visions and passions can be unleashed with life-transforming power.”
The Rt. Rev. Linda Nicholls is Bishop of one-quarter of the Anglican Diocese of Toronto in the Trent-Durham area with responsibility for about 45 parishes. She served as a parish priest for nearly 20 years and three years in the national Anglican Church of Canada office as Coordinator for Dialogue for ethics, interfaith relations and congregational development. Linda has a background in music, high school teaching, overseas mission (India for 5 years) and healthcare ethics. For relaxation she sings in a choir and enjoys wilderness canoeing!
Allan Poole is one of the pastors at Blacknall Presbyterian Church in Durham, NC, a congregation with many ties to Duke University. He has degrees from Wake Forest University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Duke. And he is approaching his silver anniversary, celebrating twenty-five years with Betsy. They have three children.
Scott Scruggs (aka Scotty) is a Teaching Pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, in Menlo Park, California. He is a gifted communicator and is passionate about helping the church reengage with people who increasingly view the way of Jesus as irrelevant to the complexities of 21st century life and are seeking community and candid dialogue elsewhere. While at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, Scott has planted a undergraduate ministry at Stanford University and transformed a Sunday night worship service into a thriving young adult community where college students and twenty-somethings are discovering Jesus and being equipped for leadership in the church. A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Scott completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford University and received his Master of Divinity from Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, officially making him a Califarkansadian. In his free time, you might find Scott strumming his guitar, surfing in the icy Pacific, reading an obscure book, or enjoying a night out with close friends.
Chris is the Pastor/Lead Elder and Founder of Ecclesia Church in Houston. He is married to Lisa and has four kids; Hanna, Tinity, Solomon and Christian. He is the author of The Gospel According to Tony Soprano and The Gospel Reloaded.
Marcus is Adjunct Professor (Bible) at Carey Theological College. After working for about seven years as a mechanical engineer, Marcus felt led to pursue vocational Christian ministry by attending Regent College (1996-2000). He was subsequently called to serve as an English-speaking pastor in a Vancouver Chinese church, during which time he was accredited as a minister in the BC Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (2000-2003). Prior to joining Carey, Marcus has taught theology and Christian ethics at Columbia Bible College. He completed his PhD thesis at the University of Manchester last September on ethics in the Qumran Community (Dead Sea Scrolls). His doctoral research reflects his own interdisciplinary interests in Biblical studies (especially OT) and theology (especially ethics). As a young immigrant who became a Christian through the ministry of a Chinese church here in Vancouver 30 years ago, Marcus has a great desire to see Chinese churches in Canada equipped to face the cross-cultural challenges of the twenty-first century.