Our Team

We are a people of faith, a community of hope and servants of love. This is the team moving our mission forward.


Todd Bender

Founder & Executive Director

Laura Carmichael

Associate Executive Director

Trevor Thomson

Assistant to Executive Director

Programs & Volunteers

Nadia Pett

Manager of Programs & Volunteers

Cassidy Bender

Programs Assistant

Janel Chambers

Programs Assistant

Karina Hobbs

Administrative Specialist

Sarah Lim

Core Projects Coordinator

Missy Visser

Coordinator of Bus Teams


Lance Wright

Associate Director

Eveliina Ahonen

Production Assistant

Emily Cowley

Youth Events Coordinator

Brenda Visser

Production Coordinator

Resource Development

Jessica Cowan

Manager of Marketing & Communications

Sarah Hannaford

Supporter Engagement Specialist

Deidre Khes-Kovacs

Content Coordinator

Circe Luna Cordeiro

Creative & Design Specialist

Susan Morris

Major Gifts Officer


Samantha Bondy

Manager of Finance & Administration

Tina Bender

Coordinator of Staff Care & Culture

Richard Brooks

IT & Multimedia Specialist

Arlene Harten

Data Entry Specialist

Nicole Main

Coordinator of Finance

Paul McCready

Coordinator of Operations

Kelly Veysey

Office Administrative Specialist

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We’re always looking for people with bright ideas, high spirits, and a passionate belief in the power and possibility of children to join our mission.

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