Foundation Canada

BFM Foundation Canada is a registered Canadian charity and is the bridge between Mission Thrift Store and Bible League Canada. It acts as a support centre for all Stores by providing business services and support, as well as manages capital projects to acquire, renovate and relocate stores.

Our Values

    • Christ-Centred – All our discussions and actions reflect our faith and belief that Christ is the centre of this Ministry.
    • Volunteerism – We celebrate that the success of Mission Thrift Store is driven by volunteerism.
    • Joint Ministry with Bible League Canada – We have a mandate and desire to financially support Bible League Canada’s global ministry.
    • Integrity – We are consistently truthful and honest in all our actions, reflecting uncompromising adherence to Godly principles and values.
    • Sustainable Growth – We believe that responsible, stewardly and sustainable growth is an integral element to the long-term success of our organization.
    • Innovation – We consistently and earnestly strive to be adaptable to new and efficient business processes and ideas.

Meet Our BFM Foundation Canada Staff

Steve Klassen

Jonathan Catania

Sean Kelly

Brad Reid
Director of Operations

Leah Gagnier
Director of National Volunteer Engagement

John Huizinga
Director of Fund Development

Lynda Burton
Director of Special Projects

Elizabeth Darrach
Finance Manager

Eric Ames
Director of Marketing

Sharon Brandsma
Regional Manager (AB/SK/MB)

Eric Larsen
Regional Manager (Ontario South-West)

Ken Cullen
Regional Manager (Central-Ontario)

Cory Toutant
Regional Manager (Ontario-East)

Colin Nowlan
Regional Manager (Atlantic)

Kari Coenjarts
Finance Administrator

Danielle Lima
Operations Support Assistant

Melody Mooibroek
Store Support Assistant

Pamela Tuininga
Administrative Assistant to CEO

Lisa Damerino
Finance Support Assistant

Meet Our Board of Directors:

Dianne Swinemar, M.M., DCnL, D.C.L.

Doug Moore
Board Vice Chair & Member of A&RO Committee

Harry Van Beilen
Board Treasurer & Chair of A&RO Committee

Sue Kikkert
Board Secretary & Member of Governance & Nominating Committees

Marvin Vandervalk
Board Director & Member of A&RO Committee<

Taketo Mori
Board Director & Chair of Governance Committee

Helmie Verver
Board Director & Member of Nominating and A&RO Committees

Machiel Talsma
Board Director & Member of Nominating and A&RO Committees

Ross Thomson
Board Director and Member of Audit and Risk Committee

Terry Welsh
Board Director

David Clark
Board Member

Christina Canagasabey
Board Member

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