Forge National Team
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Anthony 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 is a National Team Member for Forge Canada and a Missional Leader Developer for the Christian Reformed Church in North America. She is a neighbour, wife, mom, and minister who leads her own neighbourhood community. She is pastor at the River Community Church in Edmonton, where she actively engages church leadership in moving their congregations out into neighborhoods. She has a MTS from Tyndale Seminary and is pursuing a DML at Northern Seminary. Karen has written a several books, including Don’t Invite Them To Church: A Devotional Guide to Pursuing God’s Mission Together in Your Neighbourhood.
Email: Karen Wilk
Scott Hagley, Ph.D. Luther Seminary, is a teaching pastor at Southside Community Church and the Director of Education for Forge Canada. Before coming to Southside and Forge, Scott worked as a researcher and church consultant for Church Innovations Institute and taught courses in theology, mission, and leadership at Bethel University, Rochester College, and Augsburg College. Scott lives in proximity with Southside in a culturally-diverse neighbourhood of Vancouver, BC, with his wife and two daughters.
Email: Scott Hagley
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, DMin. Tyndale Seminary, is a National Team member with Forge Canada and is the Director of Discipleship Ministry at Lutheran Church of Our Saviour in Calgary, Alberta. He studied at Covenant College, Briercrest College, Regent College, Tyndale Seminary, and Jerusalem University College in Israel. Preston is a neighbourhood church planter, water-colour portrait artist, and beekeeper. @prestonpouteaux
Email: Preston Pouteaux
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
Jamie is a writer, pastor, and missional church-planter living in the inner city of Winnipeg with his Aussie wife, Kim, and Ethiopian son, Micah. He is the pastor of Little Flowers Community (www.littleflowers.ca), co-director of Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Urban Ministries Winnipeg (www.ywamwinnipeg.com) and the director of Chiara House (www.chiarahouse.ca). Jamie is also the author of, "The Cost of Community: Jesus, St. Francis & Life in the Kingdom" (IVPress, Nov. 2011) & writes at a blog by the same name at www.missional.ca.
Email: Jamie Arpin-Ricci