Team

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

Director of Mobilization
Peter is responsible for mobilizing churches to partner with church plants, for mobilizing & equipping missionaries to serve across Canada, and for mobilizing churches to be on mission in their own communities. Before beginning with NAMB Canada, Peter served on staff at a local church in Calgary and then in a national staff position with the Canadian National Baptist Convention. He was born and raised in Vancouver, BC and now lives with his wife in the Greater Toronto Area.

Bob Shelton

Send City Missionary for Calgary & Edmonton
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 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.

Brett Porter

Send City Missionary for Toronto
Brett works with local churches to plant CNBC churches and mobilizes churches from outside Greater Toronto to partner with area church plants.  In addition to his role as Send City Missionary, Brett is also a member of The Journey Church… a new church serving the suburban city of Mississauga. Brett is married with two children.

Chad Vandiver

Send City Missionary for Montréal
Chad mobilizes churches to partner with church planters in Montréal and across the rest of Canada. His varied life experiences have made him fluent in English, French, and Spanish.  Chad attended elementary in Africa and attended high school in both Paris, France and Houston, TX.  He and his wife also served as missionaries in Madrid, Spain. Chad is married with four children.

Ray Woodard

Send City Missionary for Vancouver
Ray works with local churches to start new CNBC churches and mobilizes churches from outside Greater Vancouver & Victoria to partner with area church plants. He has ministered in Greater Vancouver for more than 28 years and loves the diverse cultures that he is able to engage with every day. Ray is married with two children and 7 grandchildren.

Dan Morgan

Church Planting Team Leader
Dan leads a team of Church Planting Catalysts who are responsible for helping local churches discover, develop, and deploy church planters across Canada. Dan also serves as Professor of Church Planting at the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary in Cochrane, AB. Dan and his wife live in Greater Calgary. They have four children and two grandchildren.

Our Board

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

Rob Blackaby

President, Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary

Jim Danielson

Pastor, The Sanctuary Church of Milton

Doug Dieterly

Attorney/Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Kevin Ezell

President, North American Mission Board

Gerry Taillon

National Ministry Leader, Canadian National Baptist Convention