Del & Lori Fletcher
Delvin and Lori were born and raised in the greater Toronto area in Ontario. Growing up, they attended the same church and had cottages on the same lake in northern Ontario, but their friendship really began during Delvin’s 3rd year of Engineering at the University of Toronto. Upon graduating, they married in 1982.
Delvin is an executive in the IT industry, while Lori runs her own financial and accounting business. They are active in their local church, with a heart for helping couples through premarital counselling and marriage mentoring. The Fletchers currently live in Burlington, Ontario, with their daughter Lauren, who is attending university. Their son Ryan is married to Nikki; they live and work in Toronto.
Keith & Sheila Gregoire
Keith and Sheila hail from Belleville, ON, where they’re active in their local church. Keith is a busy paediatrician, and Sheila is a writer with three books under her belt and another on the way. She is also a syndicated newspaper columnist, writing about family and marriage issues. Together, Keith and Sheila take turns homeschooling their two children. When they’re not working, you can find them escaping in their trailer to “do school” in Ontario’s parks. It’s their prayer that God can use them to reach Canadian families, one marriage at a time. Sheila is the author of The Good Girl’s Guide to Great Sex (Zondervan, 2012)
Paul & Eleanor Henderson
Paul played professional hockey for 18 years but is best remembered for scoring the “Goal of the Century” in the first Canada/Russia series in 1972. Paul and Eleanor have been on staff with Power to Change since 1984. Paul helps give leadership to LeaderImpact Group, while Eleanor is a homemaker involved in women’s ministries and pastoral care. The Hendersons live in Mississauga, Ontario and have three daughters and six grandchildren.
Greg & Wendy Jones
Greg grew up in southeast New Brunswick, while Wendy’s growing up years were divided between four provinces as well as Germany and France. Currently living in Saint John, NB, Greg serves as Director of Development as well as Regional Minister for the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches. Wendy is an Office Administrator for an international IT company. They are involved in church leadership, teaching and speaking. The Jones’ have two daughters in university and one in middle school. The family enjoys exploring new coffee shops, camping, traveling, visiting friends and hanging out together.
Neil & Sharol Josephson
Neil and Sharol Josephson are the Directors of FamilyLIfe Canada. They’ve come back home to Canada after serving several years as Marriage and Family Pastors at Bayside Church in California. Before that, Neil was president of a Bible College while Sharol worked in TV news with CTV, CBC, and CKVU in Vancouver. Together they give leadership and direction to Familylife as well as oversee new projects and fundraising initiatives at FamilyLife. They are frequent speakers at marriage and family conferences where their sense of humour, love for God, and passion for families endear them to people of all ages. They sincerely believe that with God’s help, healthy marriages and families can make a comeback in Canada! Neil and Sharol have been married for 32 years and have two grown sons, two amazing daughters-in-law and one delightful grandson!
Dave & Rushia Klassen
Dave and Rushia have worked with Athletes in Action since 1989. During that time they have traveled internationally to over 16 countries, worked as chaplains with the Vancouver Grizzlies, directed kids’ sports camps across BC, and worked with university and national team athletes at Simon Fraser and UBC. Dave and Rushia reside in Abbotsford, BC where they speak at various men and women’s events, retreats and conferences throughout the year, while ministering to the BC Lions as chaplains. Rushia works with the women’s ministry at their home church. Dave gives direction to AIA’s ministry across Canada to professional athletes in the CFL and NBA, as well as to the basketball ministry across Canada.
Phyllis & Milton Koop
Milton and Phyllis met “a little later” in life playing on the softball field. Milton owns a consulting company and Phyllis serves with FamilyLife and oversees the HomeBuilders Initiative. Together they serve as marriage mentors in their home church and love connecting with young couples. They enjoy a variety of outdoor sports, traveling and hosting dinner parties. Their mantra for marriage: “Couples that play and pray together, stay together”. They reside in Abbotsford, BC.
Greg & Shelley Leith
Greg is the Director of Strategic Alliances at Biola University in Southern California. He is responsible for building strategic partnerships with external partners. His career spans thirty years of senior leadership in for profit and non-profit spaces. Greg enjoys writing and his work has been published by Christianity Today and Rick Warren. He serves on various boards related to his passion of faith in the marketplace. Shelley serves at Zondervan Publishing, creating spiritual growth campaign materials used in churches around the world. At Saddleback Church she developed the 40 Days of Purpose Campaign used by over 40,000 churches. She’s the co-author of Character Makeover, and a teen girls’ curriculum, Head-to-Soul Makeover. Shelley is a popular speaker on the topics of character makeover, self-esteem, marriage and parenting. By God’s grace, biblical principles and plain old hard work, they’ve been married for over 32 years and live in Southern California along with their five artistic children.
Fay Chao & Robert Li
Bob and Fay live in Ottawa, where Bob has been a civil servant for over 25 years. Fay worked for a few years in applied health research until she decided to stay home with the children. Both Bob and Fay have been active local church leaders for many years. Their main involvements are now with children and family ministry plus a growing marriage ministry. Married in 1974, they have lots of wisdom. Bob and Fay have two adult daughters and a son-in-law. Having been strong supporters of FamilyLife for many years, they joined the speaker team in 2007. Fay gives leadership to the Chinese ministry of FamilyLife Canada.
Walt & Anne Moodie
Anne and Walter met and were married in Montreal, in 1968 . They have 3 married sons, THREE daughters (in-law) and love visiting their and babysitting their 8 grandchildren. “ God’s reward for not killing their own children “ Walt recently retired as a Vice President of Royal Bank of Canada, where he worked for 32 years. That job took them to Nova Scotia, Montreal, New York, London England and Toronto, but since retirement they winter in Florida and spend summers in the Collingwood area. Walt remains involved in business, working on several boards and also is a consultant for the Superintendent of Financial Institutions of Ontario . Together, Anne and Walter continue to be involved in many church activities, coaching small groups, facilitating a pre-married program, and helping church leadership. Anne has been a schoolteacher, a fitness instructor, a realtor, a stay at home mom and always has loved being involved in Community Bible Study, as a teacher and a participant. Currently, she loves volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, both in Ontario and Florida.
Phil & Lorraine Taylor
Phil and Lorraine have worked for 21 years cross-culturally in Canada and Asia. In May 2004, Phil became the director of Intercultural and International ministries for FamilyLife Canada. Phil and Lorraine’s passion is to reach people for Christ through the felt need of the family. They are involved in equipping Canadians to do family ministry around the world. The Taylors have four married children and five grandchildren. Both Phil and Lorraine graduated from Canadian Bible College, and Phil received his masters at Canadian Theological Seminary. Having survived cancer twice, Lorraine realizes that God has a special plan for her life. She loves to pray for anyone who has a needy child. For fun, the Taylors love camping, hiking, mountain-biking and hunting for fossils. Phil & Lorraine presently reside in Edmonton, Alberta.