About Tearfund

Who we are

Join a biblical driven non-profit community, focused on  facing the challenges of poverty and injustice through God’s love.

Tearfund Vision

Our Vision

To see people freed from poverty, living transformed lives, and reaching their God-given potential.

Our Team

Wayne Johnson

Executive Director and CEO

Don Miller

Church Relations Director

Roshani

Roshani Morton

Partnership Director

Alyssa Park

Alyssa Park

Executive Assistant & Development Coordinator

Jane Ekuban

Donor Services Coordinator

Bruce Syvret

International Program Director

Norman Holbrook

Program Manager (East Africa and India)

Marine Sukhudyan

Program Manager (Gov. Programs & West Africa)

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Matthew Schroeder

Marketing & Communications Manager

Gabriel Vitalicio

Gabriel Vitalicio

Graphic Designer & Digital Media Specialist

Our Board

Arden Gustafson

Director

Reinnie Brandt

Director

Joanne Beach

Director

Tearfund Family

When you partner with Tearfund Canada you a joining a global family committed to ending physical and spiritual poverty. We are proud to part of the greater Tearfund Family, comprised of 11 members who collectively implement $300 million worth of programs each year. Together, we partner with 350 church-based organizations in over 50 countries around the world.

Member countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Denominational Partners

Tearfund Canada is the official relief and development agency of many churches and denominations across Canada.

International partners

The solution to poverty is more than physical, it’s spiritual. Instead of handouts, you will be partnering with local churches to permanently lift families out of poverty. Will you join us?

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Charity Number: 108222191 RR 0001

Kevin Schular

Kevin Schular is the Board Chair of Tearfund Canada and is the Executive Director of the Baptist General Conference of Canada. He is also Board Chair of the Mustard Seed, Interim President of the Canadian Baptist Seminary, and the Executive Director of ASSIST Canada.

Helen Reimer

Helen is the Director of Business Development at Fairtrade Canada and holds the position of Vice-chair on Tearfund Canada’s board. Before taking her current position at Fairtrade, she was the Founding Executive Director of Christians Against Poverty in Canada. 

 

Dale Barkman

Dale is Secretary Treasurer for Tearfund Canada holds FCPA , FCA designations – the highest distinction bestowed upon a CPA within the accounting profession. He is currently Partner at Manning Elliot Accountants and Business Advisors. Previously, Dale served as a Board member of the Canadian Council of Christian Christies, Chaired of the Institute of Charted Accountants BC’s Bylaws and Fee Resolution committees, and a past member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants Ethics Standards Harmonization Committee.

Arden Gustafson

Arden is a Director on Tearfund Canada’s Board and serves as lead Pastor of Norquay Evangelical Covenant Church in Saskatchewan. Formerly, he was a Board Member of Paul Carlson Partnership as well as the Covenant Bible College. Arden is a proud farmer, volunteer firefighter, husband and father. 

 

Reinnie Brandt

Reinnie is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a director of Tearfund Canada. He is currently a Partner at Blue River Group Chartered Professional Accountants LLP. Reinnie currently serves as Treasurer at enVision Community Living and a former Treasurer at Abundance Canada.

 

Joanne Beach

Joanne is serves as a Director at Tearfund Canada and lives in Burlington, ON. She is the Director of Alliance Justice and Compassion at the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada and serves as Vice-Chair on the Board of Canadian Foodgrains Bank.