Executive Director

Paul Russell

Paul has served with our mission for 37 years. His first deployment was in Zambia to teach at a Theological College. Upon his return to Canada, he was asked to be the mission administrator and then when AEF merged with SIM in 1998 his new role was Member Care for our missionaries serving around the world.

Board of Directors

Brad Farquhar

Brad co‐founded Security Services Corp and serves as a Director, Executive Vice‐ President and Chief Financial Officer in Regina, SK. He was previously Vice‐President of Assiniboia Farmland GP3 Corp., Assiniboia Farmland Holdings LP, Assiniboia Farmland LP, and Palliser Farmland Management Corp. Brad has served on the SIM Canada board since 2010.

Mike Sherbino

More than anything else in life, Mike will tell you that he loves his wife Terrie and their amazing family of five daughters. But, Mike also loves the local church. He and Terrie have pastored and planted churches for over 40 years across Canada. Mike also hosts and produces radio and TV programs. He is currently the CEO and host of The Perspective TV. Having lived in four provinces he has a clear understanding of the uniqueness of Canadians, and the opportunities to shine Jesus' light in a secular society. Mike's desire is to see Canada reached with the transforming power of the Love of Christ.

Eric Reynolds

Eric Reynolds (MBA) is the co-founder of Mobile Escape with locations in Calgary and Edmonton, AB. This is a company that brings escape rooms to you! Mobile Escape exists to awaken wonder in people of all ages. Eric has served on the SIM Canada board since 2017.

John Steadman

John serves as the Advancement Officer of McMaster Divinity College and brings his passion for fundraising and relationship building to the SIM Board.  Formerly a small church Pastor, John finds that fundraising shares many of the same Pastoral skills, and he enjoys helping donors feel connected and appreciated.  When not working, John can often be found scuba diving on Great Lakes shipwrecks, or volunteering his photographic skills as head photographer for the Honda Indy Toronto and the Royal Winter Fair.

Gary Coghill

Gary has worked in the agriculture industry for over 20 years with a background in agricultural economics.  Currently, he is the purchasing manager for Dutch Industries, an equipment manufacturer located just outside of Regina, SK.  Gary is a supporter of the Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Course in Regina and has served as the coordinator since 2006.

Sam Owusu 

Dr. Sam Owusu is the founder and senior pastor of Calvary Worship Center, an international church comprising of over 110 nations, the largest multi-cultural church in the world. Sam is a national and international speaker on culture and change, and a regular conference speaker for the Billy Graham Association. He is also an adjunct professor at Trinity Western University and Ambrose University. Sam has written several books including Fresh Fire, Spiritual Warfare, When God’s People Pray and Dream Again. He is married to Rosemond and they have three children.

Phil Ruten

Phil has served at Millar College of the Bible for the past 27 years, 20 of those years as President. He loves working with college students. He has been blessed by a long family heritage in SIM. He spent the first 18 years of life living primarily on Burkina Faso. His parents served there for 38 years. He is married to Esther. They have four children, two of whom are married, and they enjoy nine grandchildren.

Leevin Mah

Leevin has been a family physician in Burlington, Ontario for the past 20 years where he enjoys caring for patients and their families in the community. He has a heart to blend work and faith, and has served on various medical missions in Asia, Latin America, and Africa (including with SIM in Galmi, Niger). He is married to Olivia and they have three children.