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Glenn Waterman is IJM Canada's Vice-President of Development and Marketing. In this role, Glenn is responsible for further developing IJM Canada's community of support and expanding the reach of IJM Canada's message.
Prior to joining IJM Canada, Glenn spent fifteen years honing his skills in non-profit marketing. For over nine years he was the Director of Development at The Leprosy Mission Canada (TLMC). During that time he led his team in a broad range of fundraising initiatives that supported the Mission in its growth and development both within Canada and abroad.
Prior to joining TLMC, he worked at World Vision Canada as the Director of Face-to-Face Marketing, in which he oversaw the 30 Hour Famine, Church Relations, Volunteer Relations and Destination Life Change.
Glenn is a graduate of the Masters of Business Administration program at Schulich School of Business and completed undergraduate studies in business administration at Wilfrid Laurier University. He holds the designation of Certified Fund Raising Executive and is a certified Birkman Consultant.
Glenn and his wife Nancy live in London Ontario and have two daughters.
As Director of Marketing and Public Relations for IJM Canada, Petra manages the organization’s communications initiatives, including media, public and government relations.
Before coming to IJM Canada, Petra worked in several not-for-profit environments, including the University of Western Ontario, Fanshawe College and the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA).
Petra holds an M.A. in Communications from The Johns Hopkins University. She has also earned an M.A. in Political Science with a specialization in International Relations, and an honours B.A. in English and Political Science, both from the University of Western Ontario.
Petra lives with her husband in London, Ontario.
Mark Wollenberg serves as IJM Canada's National Director of Church Mobilization. In this role, Mark travels across Canada to articulate the story of IJM to Canadian churches and invite them to participate in seeking justice on behalf of the poor and vulnerable.
Before joining IJM Canada, Mark was a pastor for 25 years, leading established churches as well as developing four new church communities in Edmonton, AB and Yellowknife, NT. He most recently served as senior pastor of the North Langley Vineyard Church in Langley, BC. Mark and his wife Brenda were also members of the national leadership team for Vineyard Churches Canada. Mark has coached pastors and church planters in Canada and a number of countries in Asia, as well as being a key leader for various city-wide inter-church events. He holds a B.A. from Taylor University and a M.Div. from Regent College.
Mark passionately communicates a vision of every follower of Christ committed to living justly in their community, and joining with others to see the wrongs of injustice made right in international contexts. He wants to see people from all professions and stages of life engaged in seeing justice prevail wherever oppression and injustice currently thrive.
Mark and Brenda have five children, two of whom live at home; they reside in Langley, BC.
Read Mark's alumni interview about his work with IJM Canada in The Bridge, a publication of Taylor College and Seminary.
Ed Wilson is IJM Canada's Executive Director. In this role, Ed provides strategic and visionary leadership to the mission and vision of IJM in Canada, in order to rescue victims of violence and protect the poor by strengthening their justice systems.Learn More
Ed Wilson serves as IJM Canada's Executive Director. A strategic and visionary leader, Ed aims to mobilize mass contributions by Canadians for IJM’s mission of protecting the poor from violence. Prior to becoming Executive Director in 2014, Ed served as Chief Operating Officer of IJM Canada for eight years, during which time he helped lead the organization’s dramatic growth.
Ed is passionately committed to IJM’s mission and vision. He believes that each person, working as part of the greater collective, has the potential to help achieve this vision by speaking and acting against injustice. Ed’s motto is "great ideas with great execution can change the world.” For many years, he pursued his dream of a community of activists committed to societal transformation through the churches that he led in Southern Ontario. Immediately prior to joining IJM Canada, he served as a founding Board member and first Executive Director of Heartwood Place in Kitchener, Ontario, a non-profit organization providing safe, affordable and adequate housing to individuals and families in need. In 2004, Heartwood Place was honoured by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation with a National Housing Award for Best Practices.
Ed holds a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Western Ontario, and a B.Ed. from Queen's University in Kingston. Ed and his wife Judy live in London, Ontario and are parents to three adult children and grandparents to three.
Philip Reilly is IJM Canada’s Director of Development & Mobilization, British Columbia. In this position, Philip engages with churches and constituents to raise funds and support for IJM Canada’s work.
Originally from Scotland, Phil has called Vancouver home since 2003. A graduate of the University of Aberdeen with a degree in theology, both he and his wife undertook graduate theological studies at Regent College. Phil has held a variety of roles in both pastoral ministry and corporate risk management over the years which has provided him with some unique perspectives on ministry and the marketplace. A sought after speaker and commentator, Phil is passionate about equipping and inspiring a new generation of people from all walks of life to engage in the work of justice throughout this world.
Rebecca Cuthbert serves as Operations Manager with IJM Canada. In
this role, she coordinates all aspects of the organization's interaction
with its donors, manages IJM Canada's monthly giving program, and
ensures prompt and professional responses to all giving inquiries.
Rebecca also gives leadership to IJM Canada's signature benefit events,
which are presented each year in key cities across Canada.
Rebecca has over 20 years of experience in serving people who are marginalized in our society. She has worked in a group home for children with developmental disabilities, at an inner city mission and with newcomers to Canada. But what really excites her is developing effective and efficient systems and processes. Her educational experiences include studies at Central Baptist Bible College and McMaster University.
Rebecca is involved in the music team at her church and provides support for Fridge Door Live, a small not-for-profit theatre company founded by her husband, Len, that aims to build confidence and competence in children and youth through a faith-based performing arts experience. Rebecca and Len have two children, and live in Mount Brydges, Ontario.
Scott Forbes serves as the Director of Development and Mobilization for IJM Canada in Ontario and Eastern Canada. In his role as Regional Representative, Scott builds relationships with IJM donors living in Ontario, meets with potential new donors, promotes opportunities for engagement in the work of justice, and seeks to raise the profile of IJM in the Christian and broader communities across Ontario. He travels within the region to speak at churches and to other groups about IJM’s mission and our response to global human rights issues.
Scott joined IJM Canada in June of 2009. Prior to joining IJM, he gave leadership to Kids Alive International Canada for ten years as a founding Board member, Executive Director and Director of Development. Scott organized Kids Alive in Canada with the goal of helping destitute and unprotected orphans in the country of Zambia, where the AIDS pandemic continues to ravage. During this time, he also served for six years as Director of Global Ministries for Heritage Bible College in Cambridge, Ontario. Prior to establishing Kids Alive International Canada, Scott served for 14 years with Africa Evangelical Fellowship: five years in Zambia as a youth worker, leadership trainer and church planter, and nine years in Canada as a missionary recruiter and business development leader.
Scott has served on several other boards and helped found other ministry organizations including His Kids International and the Canadian Centre for World Mission. Scott is the author of a book, Save Your Husband, a practical guide for helping men attacked by burn out and depression. He received a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, and a Masters of Theological Studies from Tyndale Seminary in Toronto, Ontario.
Scott and his wife Karen live in London, Ontario and have four children.
Philip Calvert is IJM Canada’s Director of Development and Mobilization for the Prairie Region. In this role, Phil develops relationships within the prairie provinces to share IJM Canada’s vision and mission and to invite individuals to partner with us in our work to prove that justice for the poor is possible.
Philip has over 10 years of experience building relationships in the community through the University of Calgary as well as Young Life where he, most recently, served as the Area Director for South Calgary and Okotoks. Philip is deeply passionate about helping people to realize their potential and see their leadership ability as a way of being kingdom builders and advocates for justice in the world. Philip has a degree in Leadership from Vanguard College and has served in different faith communities and community based boards as a volunteer throughout Alberta.
Philip and his wife live in Calgary with their two young children.
Kevin has an undergraduate degree from the University of Windsor, and a Master of Divinity degree from Huron University College at the University of Western Ontario. He also holds a certificate in Organization Development through the NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science in Washington DC. The mission of NTL is to advance applied behavioral science in the service of social justice, oppression-free societies, and healthy individuals, groups and organizations in the world.
For twenty-eight years Kevin provided pastoral leadership to Anglican churches in Ontario and British Columbia, most recently as Dean at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, Ontario. Kevin has led a number of important social justice ministries. While in Vancouver, Kevin co-founded the From Grief to Action Society to address drug issues in the lower mainland of British Columbia.
His passionate concern for human dignity led to his involvement with the Cristosal Foundation which takes a rights-based approach to community development in El Salvador. In that role he served as a member of the executive committee and initiated a project that led to the construction of a community centre and worship space that is a safe refuge in an area of El Salvador prone to seasonal flooding. He also established a network of North American base communities to support the ongoing work of the Foundation in El Salvador.
Kevin has served as chair to the board of directors of the Daily Bread Food Bank and Fellowship Centre in London, Ontario. He was a founder of London’s Multi-Faith Social Action Coalition, and has worked through a Citizens’ Advocacy Panel to address issues of income disparity in the city. He launched Brio Music, an afterschool program at St. Paul’s Cathedral to provide free music education and esteem building for at-risk children.
Kevin is a vocal advocate for holistic stewardship as a spiritual discipline in the short span of life entrusted to us. He believes that how we use our abilities and money is a measurable indicator of our personal spiritual health.
Kevin lives in London and enjoys riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Jacob Moon has been bringing the message of IJM to his audiences for over 10 years. He is a gifted singer, songwriter, guitarist and speaker and weaves together stories from the field with songs that he has written on the subject of violence against the poor, and our response. Jacob has performed all across Canada and into the United States and Europe over the past 20 years and has numerous accolades for his 9 CDs. He has shared the stage with the likes of Gordon Lightfoot, Ron Sexsmith and Rush, who are all fans of his electrifying performance style, which incorporates live looping, a deft hand on the guitar and an impassioned voice; all in the service of making a difference with his music.Book Jacob