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 Ontario.

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.

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 30 years and loves the diverse cultures that he is able to engage with every day. Ray is married with two children and eight grandchildren.

Andrew Lamme

Lead Catalyst/Team Leader for Canada
Andrew leads a team of church planting catalysts who are responsible for helping local churches discover, develop and deploy church planters across Canada. Andrew and his wife live in the Greater Toronto area. They have three children and enjoy any activity that is outdoors.

Dan Morgan

Church Planting Team Leader
Dan assists Andrew Lamme in leading a team of church planting catalysts who are responsible for helping local churches discover, develop and deploy church planters specifically focusing on Western Canada. Dan also serves as professor of church planting at the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary in Cochrane, Alberta. Dan and his wife live in Greater Calgary. They have four children and six grandchildren.

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