[ in-ˈvi-zhən | /ɪnˈvɪz.ɪdʒ/ ] · verb
- To picture, explore, and visualize God's purposes for our lives and for this world.
- To conceive, imagine, and expect something that is Kingdom size.
- conceive, dream, think up, imagine, picture, see, vision, visualize
- Acts 2:14-21
WE LOVE HELPING FAITH COMMUNITIES
DEVELOP KINGDOM LEADERS
Serving our Canadian Alliance Family since 2016
Our desire as an international team is to see God stir up this generation for His Kingdom as we move people, shape culture, and grow in Christ together.
Envision is comprised of a National Office team in Toronto, and more than 12 site coordinators serving around the world and here in Canada.
Say 'hi' to our Office Team!
Director of Envision Canada
Frances provides leadership and oversight of the Envision office team in Toronto as well as the ongoing development of Envision’s programs and sites. Prior to Envision, she served on the pastoral staff of her local church leading Pastoral Care and Administration and has also worked in Executive Recruitment based in Toronto, Ontario. Frances studied Business and Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University and has goals of completing her Masters at Tyndale Seminary. Highly relational, bubbly, and competitive, she gives great care to raising this next generation of young creatives and influencers. Frances and her husband Randy have two children. She enjoys thrift shopping, creating warm and inviting spaces and is always open to trying new experiences at least once.
Creative and Strategic Development
Ben develops resources and opportunities for individuals who want to engage in cross-cultural ministry in Canada and internationally. A graduate of Alliance Theological Seminary (M.Div Missions and Intercultural Studies), he is passionate about influencing the next generation of global church leaders to serve God's mission. Ben’s diverse background includes architecture (M.Arch) and serving at an international church in Paris, France in worship and creative arts. He has lived in Canada, France, Hong Kong and the United States. Ben is married to Irene and together, they enjoy museums, design, shopping, and conversations around great food.
Abigail works to ensure all the logistics are in order and teams and individuals are well prepared for all missional engagements. She is a recent graduate from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Environmental Studies, focused in International Development, and aims to use her studies to help shape the future of missions. Kind, bold and extremely talented, she works with young influencers, and helps them pursue the calling God has on their lives. When she isn’t at the office, Abigail loves to relax by going on hikes, runs or cooking.
Church & Community Relations
Godwin establishes and strengthens partnerships with local churches, organizations and key influencers for God’s Kingdom. He moved to the Greater Toronto Area after serving as Junior High Pastor and later as the Connection Pastor at Southview Church in Calgary. As a mentor, shepherd, and incredible encourager, Godwin is passionate at equipping the next generation for ministry whether locally or globally and strives to offer guidance and structure to our ambitious team. He is married and has two children. Away from work, this relational powerhouse likes playing soccer with the kids, going for a stroll with the family and finding new coffee shops in his neighbourhood.
Director Emeritus & Vice President of Nurture
Ryan is passionate for all things future-focused in God’s Kingdom. For the past two decades, he has served the local church. First, as the Student Ministries Director and Teaching Pastor at First Alliance Calgary, and then as Senior Pastor at Westlife Church Calgary. With his entrepreneurial vision and leadership, Ryan gives direction to various national initiatives that engage new leaders within the C&MA through global missions, church planting, and strategic partnerships. Ryan and his wife enjoy tackling house renovation projects and traveling with their three kids.
About Envision Canada
Envision Canada launched in 2016 by the Alliance in Canada to be a catalyst for the next generation of Christ-centered, Spirit-empowered, Mission-focused emerging leaders. As a resource of the C&MA, Envision helps to identify, equip, and launch future missional leaders who innovate, establish, and strengthen communities of faith in Canada and around the world.
We do this by connecting young adults to unique experiences that prepare them for global careers, church leadership, and the deeper life with Jesus.