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The Focus on the Family Canada team is made up of dedicated individuals who are passionate about providing Canadian families with the support and inspiration they need to stay strong and thrive through the challenges of life. Each one of our staff is committed to living out an authentic faith in the midst of an ever-changing world while supporting families, no matter where they’re at.

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Bob Cheatley

Interim President, Focus on the Family Canada

Bob and Marlene Cheatley were married in 1981 and have two married sons and one grandchild. They have lived and worked across Canada, but since 1996, Saint Andrews, NB, has been home. Ever since Bob was young, family has always been important to him. As the smallest unit of the Church of God, family is where faith can be nurtured and passed on to the next generation – something he experienced within his own family.

With a heart for God and a desire to minister to others, Bob earned a degree in agricultural economics and managed several agricultural and aquaculture feed companies where he was blessed with the opportunity to share the love of God with his colleagues. Eventually he returned to university to complete a graduate degree in theology. When his course work was finished, he was asked to become president of St. Stephen’s University, an ecumenical Christian university in St. Stephen, NB. He remained in this role for 15 years until December 2018. On retiring, he resumed his master’s studies and prepared for pastoral ministry. He was ordained at the end of 2020.

Bob served for 15 years on the Canadian and international boards of Greater Europe Mission, as well the board of Focus on the Family Canada, where he was board chair for two three-year terms. He now serves as Focus on the Family Canada’s interim president and is passionate about the ministry’s vision to see every family across the country transformed by love, vibrant in faith and enduring in hope.

Board Members

Betty Ainslie

DIRECTOR EMERITUS

Board Secretary

Elected in 2009

Jim Daly

Director

President, Focus on the Family

Elected in 2009

Jim Huzzey

Director

Director Audit & Consulting – Retired

Elected in 2016

Terry Jones

CHAIRMAN

Business owner – Real Estate Investment

Elected in 2013

Dan Loney

Director

President Loney Financial

Elected in 2016

Mike Peters

Director

Business owner – Transportation

Elected in 2012

Rev. Jim S. Poirier

Director

Lead Pastor

Elected in 2015

Henrietta G. Reinders

DIRECTOR

Philanthropist

Elected in 2013

Tim Sawer

Director

Sr. VP of Constituency Engagement at Focus on the Family

Elected in 2017

Dietmar Sedens

Director

Business owner - Oil & Gas Equipment Manufacturing

Elected in 2016

W.E. (Bill) Stanley

Director Emeritus

Retired Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Elected in 2009

Peter Wall

Director

President of G&J Construction Group LP

Elected in 2017

Teresa Kielczewski-Tracy

DIRECTOR

Director of Volunteer Services - Montreal Youth Unlimited

Elected in 2018

Nicole Hamilton

DIRECTOR

Public Guardian and Trustee of Manitoba (Lawyer)

Elected in 2017

Janis Ryder

DIRECTOR

President – Ryder Consulting

Elected in 2020