Board of Directors

In between Annual General Meetings our Board of Directors exists to give policy and governance leadership to the work of the church. Our Executive Director and Senior Leaders are accountable to the Board. The Board meets four times per year and consists of a cross section of leaders from across our BIC community. Board members serve for three year terms.

Our current Board members are listed below.

Stephen Roy (Chair)
Pathway Community Church (Kitchener)

Heather Fretz (Vice-Chair)
Trinitylife Church (Sherkston)

Keely Powley (Secretary)
REUNION Oakville

Judy Maranta (Treasurer)
The Meeting House (Oakville Parish)

John Gilmore
Wainfleet Be In Christ Church

David Lees
The Meeting House (Oakville Parish)

Paul Kiss
New Life Collingwood

Heather Field
The Meeting House (Oakville Parish)

Ron Shirton
Wainfleet Be In Christ Church

Fiona Miles
The Meeting House (Toronto East Parish)

FROM OUR “HANDBOOK ON FAITH AND LIFE”:
 
The Board of Directors serves as the policy-making board between meetings of the Annual General Meeting and within the will of the Annual General Meeting.
 
Qualifications to Serve on the Board of Directors
 
  1. One whose life gives evidence of spiritual maturity and desire to live both peacefully and honestly with others.
  2. One who is a committed and active member of their local Be In Christ Canada congregation. One who has demonstrated leadership gifts in other non- profit organizations.
  3. One who has demonstrated a commitment to the mission, ministry and work of Be In Christ Canada.
  4. One who meets the statutory requirements as described in the General Operating Bylaw One.
Selection of Personnel to serve on the Board of Directors
 
The Board of Directors serves as the nominating committee for the denomination (GOB: Section 4, Paragraph 1). When nominating candidates for recommendation to the Annual General Meeting, the nominating committee will take effort to ensure the presence of diversity on the board by means of gender, race, region and expression.
Credentialed persons will not serve on the Board of Directors. Exceptions to this may be made with the consent of the Board of Directors and by the successful approval of the nominee by the Annual General Meeting. The nominee’s status as a credential holder should be noted in the nomination process.
 
Duties of the Board of Directors
 
  1. To study, coordinate and promote the total program of the church.
  2. To review the program and overall functioning of the church and to bring recommendations to the Annual General Meeting which will seek to increase the effectiveness of the church in achieving missional success.
  3. To receive and approve recommendations from the Senior Resource Team of the denomination.
  4. To carry responsibility for the business of the church in between Annual General Meetings.
  5. To approve budgets and ministry plans and forward the necessary recommendations to the Annual General Meeting.
  6. To hire the Canadian Executive Director and provide for the appropriate review process on a bi-annual basis (even years).
  7. Nominate or appoint persons to serve on teams, committees or boards of the denomination and its related entities. This includes directly related ministries such as Camp Kahquah, the Financial Services Team, the BIC Fund or their legal successors. It also includes indirectly related ministries such as Mennonite Central Committee and Niagara Christian Community of Schools or their legal successors.
  8. To receive reports and address recommendations from teams, committees or boards of the denomination and its related entities. This includes directly related ministries such as Camp Kahquah, the Financial Services Team, the BIC Fund or their legal successors. It also includes indirectly related ministries such as Mennonite Central Committee and Niagara Christian Community of Schools or their legal successors.
  9. The Board may establish from time to time any team it deems necessary and helpful to the work of the church and designate the terms by which it functions.
  10. To serve as the legal membership body for related institutions as required by their bylaws or articles of incorporation.