Brad Farquhar, Chair
Brad Farquhar is the co-founder, Executive Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer and a Director of Input Capital Corp., the world’s first agriculture commodity streaming company (TSX.V). He is also a director of Mongolia Growth Group (TSX.V), a real estate company with operations in Mongolia. Brad spent the first half of his career as a senior advisor to provincial and federal political party leaders, and has a Masters degree in Election Administration. Brad’s family has an association with SIM going back to the 1930’s, and his wife’s family has over 50 years of SIM history. They live in Regina, Saskatchewan, with their three teenage children, and have worked overseas with SIM in Niger and Mongolia.
Stephen RoyStephen is an academic administrator and instructor with over 26 years experience in Christian higher education in Canada. He currently serve as the VP, Chief Academic Officer & Dean at Emmanuel Bible College in Kitchener, ON. Outside involvements include service as a Commissioner in the Association of Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation, participation in various accrediting teams, and service on a number of church and mission agency boards, including SIM International. He enjoys reading historical fiction, researching his family tree, and watching soccer. Stephen was connected to SIM when he joined the SIM Canada board in 1998 following the merger with AEF. He served on the AEF Canada board from 1994. His role on the SIM Canada board is to work with other board members to ensure that SIM Canada has good governance.
Brian grew up in the country of Guadeloupe as a missionary kid for the first 14 years of his life. Upon returning to Canada he graduated from Briercrest Bible College with a desire to serve God full time in French West Africa. After getting married in 1986, and support raising to be missionaries in Benin, with SIM Canada, they set sail in 1990 with a 3 month old baby boy. God blessed them with 18 exhilarating years of service with SIM in Benin. They came back to Montréal, Canada in 2008 and served there with SIM in French & English ministries, until they joined the Metropolitan Bible Church and Brian became Pastor of Missions & Outreach in 2011. Brian accepted to serve on the SIM Board as he believes SIM is a progressive missions agency and he desires to see SIM move forward in the 21st century with great relevance & courage.
Mike SherbinoDr. Mike Sherbino brings over 30 years of ministry experience in Ontario, Nova Scotia, British Columbia and currently Manitoba. Married to Terrie for 34 years - they are parents to 5 daughters, 2 son-in-laws, and two granddaughers. Thoughout his career, Mike has been involved in various forms of evangelistic ministries in Canada and several other countries. His greatest joy is seeing people come to know Christ as their leader and Lord and being nurtured through the local church. He enjoys motorcycles, hockey, skiing and hanging out with his family. He also loves reading and thinking outside the box! He bacame connected with SIM Canada through his friendship with former Exective Director, Gregg Bryce. He sees serving on the board as an important way of extending God's kingdom both locally and internationally.
Rod Russell Rod was raised in a Christian family and has been a member of three churches in the Toronto area, all with a mission focus. He was asked to join Africa Evangelical Fellowship Board by fellow members of his church at a time when his brother, Paul Russell, was serving in Zambia. Rod has a Canadian CPA, an MBA, and BSc and has been a Partner with Norton McMullen Co. LLP, CPA's and Chartered Accountants since 1979. This public accounting firm has provided auditing and accounting services for many clients, including many registered charities and other not-for-profit organizations. Rod is married to Sharon, the daughter of a pastor, and they have three married daughters and five grandchildren.
Mike was born in the UK but as a teenager went to live in Africa with his parents where he finished his engineering training and College work. He worked in various industries in the countries of Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia. Mike and his wife Ruth, with their family immigrated to Canada in 1969. He has five children, two born in Africa and three Canadians. In 1984 he became the President of an engineering equipment agency. He joined the Africa Evangelical Fellowship (AEF) Council in 1974 and continued on with the SIM Canada Board at the time of the mission merger in 1998.
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