Forge National Team

Cam Roxburgh

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Cam Roxburgh, DMin. Fuller Seminary, is the National Director for Forge Canada as well as the Team Leader of Southside Community Church in Vancouver, BC. He also serves as the VP for Missional Initiatives with the North American Baptists. He continues to have a passion for helping the church to join Jesus on mission in local contexts. He is the husband of one wife (Shelley) and the father of four kids. They live in Surrey, BC. 

Email: Cam Roxburgh

Anthony Brown

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Anthony Brown, MA, Oxford University, is the Director of Education for Forge. Anthony has founded and headed up non-profit organizations which have helped to transition churches from maintenance to mission and train pastors to lead missional churches. Before moving to Canada ten years ago, Anthony worked as a pastor and an evangelist in his native England. He holds higher degrees in theology from Oxford University, England, and Regent College, Vancouver.

Email: Anthony Brown

Karen Wilk

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Karen Wilk, DMin, is a National Team Member leading our Neighbourhood Life initiatives and the Edmonton hub.  This role is supported through Forge’s partnership with Home Missions-Western Canada of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA) with whom she serves as a Missional Leader Developer. She is also a neighbour, wife, mom, and pastor of NEW (Neighbourhood Engagement Workers’) Community. She has been a vocational pastor in Edmonton for almost 28 years and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Missional Leadership at Northern Seminary. Along with preaching and teaching in numerous places, Karen has written a number of books including Don’t Invite Them To Church: Moving From a Come and See to a Go and Be Church. Recently she was included in the Bridgeway Foundation’s list of top “100 fantastic Canadian Christian women leaders”. 

Email: Karen Wilk

Howard Lawrence

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Howard has served as a pastor in Edmonton for 25 years, as Missional Church Consultant for the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada, and as Canadian consultant for the Connecting Church. He is the Director of Neighbourhood Life, the part of Forge Canada which particularly attends to what God is up to in our neighbourhoods.

Email: Howard Lawrence

Preston Pouteaux

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Preston Pouteaux, DMin. Tyndale Seminary, is a National Team member with Forge Canada, and is a pastor at Lake Ridge Community Church in Chestermere, Alberta.  He studied at Briercrest College, Regent College, Tyndale Seminary, and Jerusalem University College in Israel.  Preston is the author of Imago Dei to Missio Dei (VantagePoint3). He's an avid beekeeper. @prestonpouteaux

Email: Preston Pouteaux

Rainer Kunz

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Rainer Kunz, Ed.D. Biola University, is the Director of Coaching for Forge Canada. Rainer is a pastor in Washington state and has been in ministry for over 30 years. He regularly teaches at a number of universities, seeking to build bridges for Christ on secular campuses. Rainer also lives out his passion for the Great Commission by assessing and coaching church planters throughout the world. He is a CoachNet partner and is involved with coach training and mentoring on a regular basis. Rainer and his wife, Susan, have been married for 31 years and have five children, ages 12-28. In his spare time, Rainer loves to fish and play with his kids.

Email: Rainer Kunz

Merv Budd

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Merv Budd was formerly the National Director of the Equipping Evangelists, a movement whose mission was to champion the role of the evangelist and enable them to equip the local church. He is also the Sr. Minister of North Burlington Baptist Church. He has served on the Mission field in India and Nepal where he did open air preaching and literature distribution. He earned an M.Div. from Regent College during which time he helped to plant Southside Community Church. He and his wife, Lisa, have two children. Merv oversees our Ontario Hubs.

Email: Merv Budd