Commissioner Linda bond as general of the Salvation
army, the head of more than one million Salvationists in 123
countries. Bond, 64, formerly headed the church’s work in the
australia eastern Territory. She is the third woman and fourth
Canadian to be appointed general in the church’s 146-year
history. She succeeds Shaw Clifton at the international headquarters in the united Kingdom.
susan schultz Huxman as president of Conrad Grebel
university College in Waterloo, Ont., effective July 2011. Cur-
rently Dr. Huxman, an expert on rhetoric,
media literacy and corporate communi-
cation, directs the elliott School of Com-
munication at Wichita State university
in Kansas. at Grebel she will succeed
Henry Paetkau, president since January
Clyde Cowan as executive director of
north american Indigenous ministries
(naIm). He has served with the ministry
since 1975. He succeeds Bill Tarter, who
has led since 2004. naIm also recently
moved its head office to abbotsford,
B.C., after many years in Ladner, B.C.
John Wiseman of Calgary as executive
director of Corpath Forums, a national
business leader network that is “pur-
suing excellence in business, life and
spirit.” He previously served as interim
director. With forums in Toronto, edmonton, Calgary and
vancouver, Corpath seeks to equip
Christian CeOs and business owners
through peer-led monthly forums that
provide business guidance, support
and spiritual direction. Corpath became
independent of Christian Business min-
istries of Canada in late 2010. John Wiseman
Wayne Johnson of Calgary as president
and CeO of Global PartnerLink, a Bible
translation ministry spun off from Wycliffe International two
years ago. Global PartnerLink helps fund translation and
literacy ministries in developing countries led and staffed
by (non-Western) nationals. Current projects involve 80
languages, with plans to add 140 more within eight years.
Johnson was the founding CeO of Opportunity International
Canada and has also directed a Christian children’s camp and
marketing consulting organization for non-profits.
also held in 2006-2007. She succeeds Cheryl Curtis, who
resigned as head of the charity associated with the anglican
Church of Canada.
gary Walsh, former president of The evangelical Fellowship of Canada, as director of church relations for mcmaster Divinity College of Hamilton, Ont. Walsh has also
served as president of Interdev (Seattle) and Opportunity
International Canada, as well as vice president at Roberts
Wesleyan College (Rochester, n.y.).
greg sczebel at the Junos, Canada’s annual mainstream
music awards, for his album Love & the Lack Thereof (reviewed
in our nov/Dec issue). also nominated for Contemporary
Christian/Gospel album were article One, manafest, new-worldson and Starfield. Other categories were won by the likes
of neil young, arcade Fire and Justin Bieber.
Gospel singing legend george beverley shea, now 102, was
honoured with a lifetime achievement award in February just
before the Grammy awards, alongside Julie andrews, Dolly
Parton and other entertainers. He was born and raised near
Ottawa, his father a Wesleyan methodist minister, and found
fame singing at Billy Graham crusades. Shea and Graham
both now live in north Carolina.
Pat Nixon as CeO of the mustard Seed, a street mission in
Calgary that he helped found 26 years ago and then led to the
present annual budget of $18 million. aart Schuurman Hess,
who joined in 2008, becomes Interim CeO and Chief administrative Officer.
Ian Lawson as board chair of Compassion Canada. Rev. Lawson is the lead pastor of the evangelical Free Church of Lethbridge, alta., where he has served since 1998. Compassion
International, founded in 1952, works with 5,000 churches
in 26 nations to bring care to more than one million impoverished children and families.
Calvin brown as executive director of the Renewal Fellowship
within the Presbyterian Church of Canada. a search is on for
Media voice generation, which produces the weekly Tv
show Listen up featuring Lorna Dueck, is moving this summer to a space in the CBC Broadcasting Centre in downtown
Toronto. Listen up explores current affairs from a Christian
perspective. It first aired in 1998 and has operated from the
Crossroads Centre in Burlington, Ont.