Tom Castor was, for more than ten years, the Senior Pastor of Grant Memorial Church in Winnipeg. Tom has done pioneer mission work in the subarctic of Canada, church planting in a restricted access country in SE Asia, and story development work in West Africa. He did his undergraduate work in Biblical studies and English literature, and he has a graduate degree in linguistics. He is the founder of the Clear and Simple Media Group, a global content provider whose goal is to produce material that is linguistically simple, theologically clear, and biblically faithful.
Cheryl Magyar has been involved, mostly behind the scenes, with these events for a number of years. Cheryl will be attending to many of the administrative and accounting task for Missionfest Manitoba. She is now our Missionfest
Alison Wells-Dyck is well known to many for her work with the CarePortal Canada and as an instructor at the University of Manitoba. Alison will serve as Missionfest Volunteer Coordinator. She has significant training and background that will help you have a meaningful volunteer experience. Alison will also be responsible for building the Mini-Missionfest Team.
Bethany Stephens is an ESL instructor, working with many immigrants and refugees who call Winnipeg home. She has been involved in church ministry for many years, helping plan and implementing events for all ages. Bethany will serve as Missionfest Logistical Support as well as coordinating the Youth/Young Adult components for the 2022 event.
Krista Heide is a visual artist, graduate theology student, and part of the preaching team at Winnipeg Center Vineyard. Krista will be giving oversight to our website and, as Missionfest Media Coordinator, will work to increase our social media presence. She will be working to make our communication clear and to expand the reach of our exhibitors through our online tools.
Collin Nickel is an audio technician and videographer, with experience with virtual event platforms. He will serve as Missionfest Production Coordinator. Adding this kind of expertise allows us to prepare for various contingencies, for the live event, a hybrid event, or should circumstances necessitate it, a virtual event as well.
Gord Gilbey, who has served in multiple leadership roles with Missionfest over the years, has agreed to join the team to look after Missionfest Exhibitor Care. If you are an exhibitor, Gord will be managing the details to provide you, as best we can, a stress-free and effective exhibitor experience. Gord is currently serving as a LAMP missionary to Northern Manitoba’s First Nations communities.
Board of Directors.
Shannon Silvestri, Board Chair