Board of Directors

Hosea Cheung

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Director
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As a former journalist and editor turned communications specialist and agency owner, Hosea’s experience includes more than 12 years of work in media and public relations, His specialty in generating content, building engagement, creating brand messaging, and developing outreach strategies spans multiple industries, clients, platforms, and communities. But beyond what's written on paper is a heart for "the least of these" — having personally seen the impact of poverty, suffering, and injustice in Cambodia, Guatemala, and China. Hosea senses a calling to serve in enhancing awareness and to speak up for those with diminished voices. Hosea is the co-founder of Spotlight West Communications and attends Tenth Church.

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Victor Friesen

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Director
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Vic has over 33 years of leadership in the transit community and proven expertise in process improvement. He has provided direction and guidance during changes in organizational processes, operations, planning, leadership and culture that balances the expectations and needs of the organization, its employees, and stakeholders.

Vic has a passion for seeing God glorified in the whole earth. To that end he has travelled around the world serving on short-term missions trips. He also serves enthusiastically in his local church community and with other local ministries. Prayer is a central pillar in his life and is connected to his life verse is Proverbs 3: 5,6 – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, ad He will make your paths straight.”

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Yvonne Jones

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Vice-Chairperson, Mission Central Board of Directors
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Ward Memorial Baptist Church (Vancouver, BC)

Yvonne has been a servant in the marketplace, with intertwining backgrounds in Food, Fisheries, Aquaculture and Community Education. Her missionary heart is to see young people mentored and empowered to be positive change agents, both locally and globally. To this end she has served in diverse capacities; participating/leading some short-term mission project teams, and founding/directing after-school tutoring and summer camp projects in Vancouver's inner city. She attends Ward Memorial Baptist church and has served as a volunteer behind the scenes with Missions Fest for more than twenty-five years.

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Dr. Ross Lockhart

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Rev. Dr. Ross Lockhart is Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Missional Leadership at St. Andrew’s Hall. Ross serves as the Presbyterian Director of Denominational Formation at VST, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Homiletics at St. Mark’s College, UBC.

Ross is a graduate of the University of Winnipeg, the University of Toronto, and McCormick Theological Seminary (Presbyterian Church USA) at the University of Chicago. He has a particular passion for shaping missionary disciples and “scholarly evangelists” for leadership in Christ’s Church for the sake of mending God’s creation. Ross is the author of Lessons from Laodicea: Missional Leadership in a Culture of Affluence, Gen X, Y Faith?, Getting Real with God, co-editor of Three Ways of Grace – a collection of essays on the Trinity, and a contributor to The Presbyterian Record, as well as co-conspirator with friend Rob Fennell (Atlantic School of Theology) on the blog “Creedal and Loving It: Good Theology for Regular People”.

Ross has served congregations in the Reformed tradition from Halifax to Vancouver, as well as sabbaticals with The Presbyterian Church in Ireland. He is a weekly guest preacher in local congregations and Minister in Association at St. Andrew’s/St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church in North Vancouver. Possessing the largest “tacky religious collection” on the faculty, Ross looks forward to greeting you in person at St. Andrew’s Hall.

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Cam Roxburgh

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Cam was part of the founding team of Southside Community Church in Burnaby and currently serves as the Team Leader as well as the National Director for the Forge. He continues to have a passion for helping the church to join Jesus on mission in local contexts. He and his wife Shelley live in Surrey, BC, and have four kids.

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Tony Sanz

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Chairperson, Mission Central Board of Directors
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West Coast Christian Fellowship (Vancouver, BC)

Tony was born and raised in Switzerland in a Christian home, studied Electrical Engineering, made a personal commitment to follow Christ and moved to Vancouver in 1981 for two years, but never left. He and his wife Verena joined West Coast Christian Fellowship (WCCF) in 1981 and never left there either. He worked for an engineering company in Richmond for 34+ years, mostly as a project manager.

Missions is on their family's hearts, and with the children and Verena they have served overseas in several locations. Most recently Tony and Verena followed a call to serve as ESL teachers in Guatemala for 10 months. Prayer and financial support for long term missionaries is part of their fabric, and they are all long-term supporters of Missions Fest, now Mission Central. Tony serves as an elder at West Coast Christian Fellowship and is the Chairperson of the Mission Central Board.

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Renee Stephens

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Director
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Westwood Community Church (Coquitlam, BC)

Renee has worked with the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority since 1992. Currently she serves as the Administrative Supervisor in the Early Psychosis Intervention and VCH Eating Disorders Program. Renee has mixed her concern for the physical and spiritual well-being of people in her many mission activities that span the globe, including Kenya, Haiti and India. She brings her gifts of administration, encouragement and prayer to the Mission Central team.

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John Suan

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Secretary, Mission Central Board of Directors
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For over 30 years, John worked with private and public healthcare providers in Asia in a variety of roles, including Chief Executive, with responsibilities in operations, development, information, marketing, and consulting. In his last position, he served as Group Chief Executive for the social service and healthcare arm of the Diocese of Singapore, providing services for children to the elderly who were suffering from various forms of disabilities. John is actively involved in ministry, serving missions groups, churches, and Christian academies.

John sees missions as being both across the globe as well as in your neighborhood –wherever God has planted you. He believes an important role for Mission Central is to help interpret and bring right understanding to all the information that is available ‘out there’ (ie. internet, random writers etc.) on mission. This includes fostering deeper engagement of every church’s membership with Mission Central. Having worked on the Festival of Praise in Asia, he learned that you cannot sustain involvement of the church with a single annual event. He would like to see Mission Central continue to develop other resources and events that keep the church involved and focussed on mission. John serves as the Secretary of the Mission Central Board.

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