Position: Ontario moderator
Profession: Pastor, Waterloo (Ont.) MB Church
Family: Married; 2 grown children
In your opinion, what is the greatest challenge of the executive board?
Determining how best to keep such a large and very diverse group of individuals aware of the necessary information and processes, without having direct contact.
Name: Val Martens
Position: Alberta moderator
Profession: Owner/Artist of Joyful Face Painting
Church: River West Christian (MB) Church, Edmonton
Family: Married to Larry; 2 sons, 1 daughter
What do you hope to see the executive board accomplish for the Canadian conference?
I want to see the board glorifying God in all we do. This includes moving toward a greater collaboration and unity between provinces and churches, and better communication on all levels.
Update: After Gathering 2012, Len Penner took the office of assistant moderator; Victor Martens, secretary. Both were previously members at large. Since study conference 2011, Brian Cooper (BFL chair) and Terrance Froese (BFL vice chair) represent the board of faith and life (BFL) on the executive board.