Our team is helping Canadian churches influence their communities through the gospel.

Our Staff

Jeff Christopherson

Executive Director
Jeff was born and raised in Saskatchewan and has planted churches in three different cities. In 2000, he moved from Calgary to Greater Toronto to start Sanctuary Oakville. Sanctuary has since started more than 10 new churches across the Greater Toronto Area. Jeff is the author of two books, “Kingdom Matrix” and “Kingdom First.” He is married with two adult children.

Peter Blackaby

Send City Missionary for Vancouver & Send Network Canada Regional Director – Western Canada
Peter helps local churches start new CNBC churches and mobilizes churches from outside Greater Vancouver & Victoria to partner with area church plants. He also helps support the ministry of NAMB Canada in Western Canada. Peter has served on staff at a local church in Calgary & in a national staff position with the Canadian National Baptist Convention, and a national staff position with NAMB Canada based in Ontario before moving into his current role. He was born and raised in Vancouver, BC where he and his wife now live and serve.

Bob Shelton

Send City Missionary for Calgary
Bob works with local churches in Calgary & Edmonton to plant CNBC churches and mobilizes partner churches to help start new churches. Bob pastored a church in Winnipeg for 15 years and served on national staff with the Canadian National Baptist Convention for 15 years before beginning in his current role of Send City missionary for Calgary & Edmonton. He is married with four children and nine grandchildren. His passion is to see his family and other leaders enjoy the journey with Jesus, stay the course and finish well.

Brett Porter

Send City Missionary for Toronto
Brett works with local churches to plant CNBC churches, oversee the structures and systems of the Send Network across Toronto and mobilize churches to partner together with new church plants. In addition to his role as Send City missionary, Brett and his family serve at The Hamilton Fellowships. Brett is married with two children.

Andrew Lamme

Send Network Canada Director
Andrew leads a national team of church planting catalysts & city missionaries who are responsible for helping local churches discover, develop, and deploy church planters from sea to sea to sea across Canada. Andrew and his wife live in the Greater Toronto area. They have three children and enjoy any activity that is outdoors.

David Pothier

Send City Missionary for Montreal
David Pothier was a youth pastor from 2006-2012. In April 2013, he planted “La Chapelle”, a fast growing church in the heart of Montreal. David is also leading La Chapelle Network, a church planting movement aiming to reach Quebecers, the largest unreached people group in North America. La Chapelle Network planted churches in 2015, 2017, 2019 and has a vision to plant 50 churches in Montreal and in the Province of Quebec in the next 30 years. David is the proud husband of Karine and father of four.

Our Board

The following people serve on NAMB Canada’s Board of Directors:

Paul Johnson

Team Leader, Canadian National Baptist Convention

Jason McGibbon

Pastor, The Hamilton Fellowships

Doug Dieterly

Attorney/Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Kevin Ezell

President, North American Mission Board

Gerry Taillon

National Ministry Leader, Canadian National Baptist Convention