Leadership Team

"Compass was founded in 2009, and since that time, God has enabled us to establish Compass affiliates in more than 50 countries worldwide. 

We are so very grateful that He has now brought us an affiliate in Canada, named Compass—Finances God’s Way, Canada. An extraordinary Board of Directors serves the ministry without compensation. To a person, the members of the board are godly, capable people who are passionate about helping as many Canadians as possible learn God’s way of handling money and operating businesses." Howard Dayton

 

Ray Borg

Rev. Ray Borg - National Director

Ray provides direction to Compass Canada and the Freedom Initiative.  His heart is to see people come into a greater understanding of stewardship from God’s perspective and come to know His Lordship over money and possessions entrusted into their care.

Ray has worked most of his career in the area of social work as well as being a pastor and consultant prior to joining Compass Canada.  He has also travelled internationally for many years teaching on prayer for city and national transformation.

Ray and his wife Arlene make their home in Orleans, the east end of Ottawa.  They have two children, a married daughter and adult son.

JAN KUPECZ (1)

Jan Kupecz - Executive Director

Jan oversees the operations of Compass Canada as well as the Canadian National Christian Foundation and its ministry arm, ADVISORS with Purpose.

Jan has experience as an entrepreneur and business coach and prior to joining CNCF was the Chief Operating Officer of a business law firm and for several years prior of a national financial services firm.

Jan and her husband Joe make their home near Ottawa, are active in their local church and enjoy family time with their children and grandchildren.

 

 

Board of Directors

Janet Epp-Buckingham - Board Chair. Janet is an associate professor at Trinity Western University and serves the Director of the Laurentian Leadership Centre, an Ottawa-based, live-in, extension program focusing on leadership and public policy. She is a lawyer with expertise in religious freedom. Janet has a strong interest in developing the next generation of leadership. Having held many leadership positions in the Christian community in Canada, she also seeks to ensure that Christian ministries are resourced for the work God has called them to do.

Lawrence Ho (BA, JD, LLB, LLM) - Lawrence is an attorney living in Vancouver B.C. who has developed a consulting practice working with Philanthropic and Corporate Foundations as well as with various Non-Profit organizations (NPO's) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO's).  For Lawrence's full bio, click here.

Kitson Wallace - CNCF is pleased that Kitson recently joined its Board of Directors.  He has a strong desire to see more of what God can/wants do in the area of Financial Management.  He currently lives in the GTA and serves in a national role of managing regional insurance managers for one of Canada's leading financial institutions.

Jonathan Wellum - Jonathan Wellum is the CEO of Rocklinc Investment Partners Inc and former CEO of AIC Investment Services.  The CNCF board will benefit greatly from his unique life experience and solid Christian witness in the financial industry.  For Jonathan's full professional bio, click here.

Mark Middleton - Mark is the President of GlobalTalk, Executive Director of Canadian Centre For World Mission, the Executive Director for EQUIP Canada and an advocate of World Christian Perspectives. He was born and raised in Ethiopia, East Africa, son on SIM missionary parents. Mark’s ministry career has been global. His passion for the past two decades has been empowering international and Canadian Christian leaders to more effectively carry out the Great Commission, utilizing their Spirit given gifts and platforms to transform their communities and nations for God.  Mark and his wife Candy reside in Stouffville, Ontario. They have three grown children, two of whom are married, and two grandchildren.

Dave Koning - Dave served as a career banker with a major Canadian bank for 40 years, holding several different management positions where he won several achievement awards before retiring in 2006 and moving to London.  Dave and his wife Willie have annually enjoyed going on numerous short-term mission assignments starting in 1991, to Panama, Bolivia, Ecuador, Texas, Honduras, and Mexico. For the past ten years, they have served approximately four months per year teaching E.S.L. as part of a church planting effort in Mexico and have taught financial principles from a Biblical perspective for several years. Dave and Willie are committed to Christian missions and count it a privilege to be able to serve Christ in the various capacities that He has allowed.

Tom Lipp (MBA) - Most of what Tom learned about wise money management came from his parents who immigrated to Canada from communist Europe in the late 1950s. Tom graduated from York University with an MBA and is a professional accountant. His passion is to re-introduce Biblical truth into the financial industry in such a way as to restore order and bring hope to a world in economic despair. The key is dependence on the living God, who trumps the power of both gold and government. Tom has been building a website based on the unchanging financial guidance from the book of Proverbs, http://www.wisdomwithwealth.org/. He plans to expound on the multifaceted benefits of wise charitable giving. He and his wife Priscilla live on a small acreage just outside Calgary with six of their ten children still living at home.

Lance Armstrong (BCom, LLB) – Lance has been a tax lawyer in Calgary for over 20 years focusing on Private corporations, Family Trusts and personal estate planning.  Recently, Lance has taken a full time position with LivingWorks, an international business based in Calgary, Alberta specializing in Suicide Prevention training.  Lance is married to Melody and they have three teenage children that gladly occupy most of what used to be free time.

Wafa Martin - After completing a BComm Hon at Ottawa U, Wafa began her career with a major trust company in a middle management role and then moved to private wealth estate and trust work. She then became a financial advisor with CIBC Wood Gundy in Ottawa. Married to Mark, they have three children who directed her focus away from her career and toward their care and Christian Education in Ottawa, where her skills on the Board were used to guide Ottawa Christian School through a large expansion. She is committed to seeing the work of CNCF flourish and contribute where needed.