Mark is the Regional Director for Fellowship Prairies. His desire is that the Church would thrive within Fellowship Prairies, for the glory of God and the sake of His Kingdom. For this to happen, caring for the spiritual well-being of those in ministry is significant. Those leaders in turn, can guide those entrusted into their care. And collectively, we are able to love God and others – both in the church and the world around us.
Mark has a Bachelor of Religious Education Degree from Canadian Bible College (Ambrose). He was involved in pastoral ministry in 3 churches for 20 years prior to his current position. His heart resonates with the importance of the church, its leaders, people within it, and those who are not within the church quite yet.
Mark and his wife, Andrea, live in Sherwood Park. This is the community they both grew up in, and where they met in High School. They have two incredible kids, and enjoy doing many things together as a family. Some of Mark’s interests include travelling, golfing, listening to music (and playing on occasion), reading, and cheering on the Edmonton Oilers and Eskimos.
Cheryl is the Executive Assistant to the Regional Director and Regional Coaches and has also taken on the role of Finances working with the Board Treasurer. She has been an Assistant at Fellowship Prairies for six years. She also assists with administration duties for Fellowship Prairies Foundation Inc. Cheryl enjoys working with the staff and relating to those that she comes in contact with on a daily basis.
Cheryl loves taking anything to do with leadership and has taken many one day seminars over the years and courses including Spiritual Formation with VantagePoint3 and loves attending the Global Leadership Summit, Break Forth Canada, and onWORD Conferences.
Cheryl lives in Edmonton and loves her 2 American Cocker Spaniel pups. In her down time, Cheryl loves to run, workout, and cross-country ski. She loves a good read, and is on the worship team at her church. Recommended Read: What's So Confusing About Grace? by Theologian Dr. Randal D. Rauser.
She has two wonderful sons and 4 amazing grandchildren.
Leadership Health and Development
Phil has passion to see Pastors returning to the primary roles of discipleship and equipping the people for ministry. This is not just for future Church Plants but also for the good of the next generation. Leaders' emotional and spiritual health interests him as a basis for accomplishing this task. Phil desires to see the Fellowship Churches collaborate interdependently so as to see greater sharing of resources and expertise for the good of the whole.
Phil has both a Bachelor of Religious Education Degree from Briercrest Bible College as well as a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta. He church planted for 25 years in Medellin Colombia where training Leaders was his primary role. He was involved in 5 Church Plants. He has done extensive counselling and mentoring of Pastors and Leaders. He is still involved in foreign mission work as he continues to care for the Pastoral Leadership of 10 Churches in Colombia.
He and his wife live in Edmonton where they are involved in their local Church.
When not working he loves to be with his kids and grandkids, as well as any sport as long as it involves some competition.
Rod’s experience in multi-cultural mission has given him a strong desire to see our churches in Canada, growing in ministry to newcomers to our country, as well as continuing to integrate different cultures within our churches. His interest is in equipping and encouraging both leadership and laity to reach out to neighbors and co-workers in culturally appropriate ways, in order to see the Kingdom expanding all over our region and beyond. Seeing small groups develop into potential new churches, seeing mission move from a ministry within the church to a passion of the church, and seeing believers gain confidence in sharing across cultures are all passions of his.
Rod has a Bachelor of Religious Education Degree, as well as a Master of Ministry from Northwest Baptist Seminary. He was involved in outreach and discipleship for over 20 years in Pakistan through ministries like a correspondence school, ethnomusicology and leadership development. From 2000-2005 he was the western representative for Fellowship International in FEBCAST. He continues to be involved in our Pakistan field developing and updating Media resources.
Rod and Donna live in Edmonton and are enjoying getting to know their neighbors as well as becoming involved in their church. Rod enjoys time with his children and grandchildren and is slowly getting into cycling and kayaking.