Tyndale Board of Governors

The Board of Governors assumes ultimate responsibility for governance and stewardship of Tyndale University College & Seminary. This includes oversight of the overall mission, vision, strategic direction, faith commitment and financial vitality of Tyndale.


CLARENCE BUCKLE

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Clarence Buckle is the General Secretary-Treasurer of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Newfoundland and Labrador (PAONL) and has been on the Tyndale Board since 2008.  He is a corporate member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities and General Secretary-Treasurer for the Pentecostal Assemblies Benevolent Association.

Clarence joined the Tyndale board in 2009.  He lives in Newfoundland with his wife...

 
 

SAM CHAN

Sam Chan

Rev. Sam Chan, a graduate of Tyndale Seminary, joined the Tyndale board in 2011.   He is the Senior Pastor of Richmond Hill Christian Community Church, a multi-lingual, seeker-sensitive, and life-development church for the community. RHCCC has four congregations (Cantonese, Mandarin, English and Young Life Development) with an average Sunday attendance of over 3,700. In addition to his pastoral ministry, Sam is...

 
 

Keith Elford

Keith Elford

Rev. Keith Elford is in his fifth term as Bishop of The Free Methodist Church in Canada. He has served on the Tyndale Board since 2011.

Prior to becoming Bishop in 1997, Keith was a pastor for 24 years, serving Free Methodist congregations in Calgary, Alberta; Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; Whitby, Ontario; and a church plant in Willowdale, Ontario. Since 1999, he has been a member of the Executive Committee of...

 
 

Kim Evans

Kim Evans

Kim Evans has been Vice-President of Advancement with Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship of Canada since 2003.  A member of the organization’s executive leadership team, she has responsibility for oversight and leadership in the identification, development and delivery of strategic priorities in the areas of communications, public relations, marketing and fundraising.  A lawyer by training, she practiced law for...

 
 

Susan Finlay (Secretary)

Susan Finlay

Susan Finlay is the Founder and National Director of Nation At Prayer.  Prior to following the Lord’s call to establish Nation At Prayer in 2003, she was a senior consultant in an international management consulting and executive recruiting corporation, having previously served as a human resources executive in the not-for-profit and government sectors.  

Susan also serves on the corporation of World...

 
 

Steven Holmes (Chair)

Steven Holmes

Steven Holmes has been a governor since 2003 and was Chair of both the Board and the Tyndale Executive Committee between 2009 and 2012.  He is the President and CEO of ICL Management Inc. which provides executive management services to numerous operating companies located in Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and China. These include Springfree Trampoline Inc., VerifEye Technologies Inc. and a number of...

 
 

Douglas McKenzie

Douglas McKenzie

Douglas McKenzie has been on the Tyndale board since 1998.  He is the CEO of The Voice of the Martyrs Inc., a Canadian not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to standing with and providing practical support and encouragement to those who are being persecuted throughout the world for the expression of their faith in Christ.  Doug is a 30+ year veteran of the Entertainment Media industry having founded...

 
 

Archie McLean

Archie McLean

Archie McLean was Chair of the Board and Chair of the Tyndale Executive Committee between 1996 and 2009.  He is the former CEO & Vice Chairman of Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

Archie received his BBA from Laurier University and has received an Honorary Doctorate from Tyndale University College & Seminary.

Now retired, Archie and his wife Kay live in New Brunswick.

 
 

Michael Messenger

Michael Messenger

Michael Messenger joined the Tyndale board in 2011.  He currently works with World Vision where he serves as the Executive Vice President.  Michael is a lawyer by training.

His formal education includes a BA in Economics from Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts and a law degree from the University of Toronto.
Michael first joined World Vision in 1990 and was involved in World Vision’s early...

 
 

Geoffrey Moore

Geoffrey Moore

Geoffrey Moore has been a Tyndale governor since 1995 and currently serves as Board Chair.  He is the president of Geoffrey L. Moore & Associates Inc., a leading real estate consulting and development group based in Toronto.

His formal education includes an MSc from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was a Sloan Fellow.  Geoff also received an Honorary Doctorate from Tyndale University...

 
 

Beverley Muir

Beverley Muir

Beverley Muir is the Principal at Humberwood Downs JM Academy, Toronto District School Board.  Her formal education includes a BA and MEd from the University of Toronto.  Beverley teaches in Tyndale’s Bachelor of Education program and has been a Tyndale governor since 1995.

Beverley and her husband Lance live in Mississauga, Ontario.

 
 

Richard Muir

Richard Muir

Richard Muir was the major shareholder and chairman of Calyx Transportation Group Inc., which included Muir’s Cartage, National Fast Freight, Nesel Fast Freight and Euroworld Transportation. Calyx provides transportation and logistics services in Canada, the United States and Mexico. He holds a law degree from the University of Western Ontario.

Richard is currently involved in property development within...

 
 

Gary Nelson

Gary Nelson

Dr. Gary V. Nelson joined Tyndale on July 1, 2010 as President and Vice Chancellor after serving for ten years as General Secretary of Canadian Baptist Ministries, the national and global working arm of Canadian Baptists. Previous to his tenure with CBM, he served in a number of congregations in both staff and senior roles.

Gary received a BEd from the University of British Columbia and graduated with...

 
 

Bradley Noel

Bradley Noel

Dr. Bradley Noel is one of two Tyndale faculty representatives on the board, elected to serve by the University College faculty.  He has been a governor since 2011. 

Brad’s formal education includes a DTh in Pentecostalism and Postmodernism from the University of South Africa. He earned an MA (Theology) and an MDiv (Pastoral) from Acadia University. He is also an alumnus of Tyndale's Master of Divinity (...

 
 

Dale Patterson (Vice Chair)

Dale Patterson

Dale Patterson is the President of The Bourton Group, a private, independent, marketing, communications and government relations consulting practice. He is the former Interim CEO and Vice President of External Affairs of Genome Canada, Vice President of the Canadian Medical Discoveries Fund, Executive Director of the Retail Venture Capital Association and Founding Chair of the Biotechnology Council of Canada. He...

 
 

Gilbert Tong

Gilbert Tong

Gilbert Tong is the Board of Governors student representative.  He is currently working towards an MDiv in pastoral ministry and is President Elect of the Seminary Student Council.  Gilbert also works as a pastoral intern and church planter with Flow Without Bounds Ministries.

As an entrepreneur, he founded and operated G’s Fine Roasted Nuts while completing a BA in classical history at Queen’s University...

 
 

Linda Tripp

Linda Tripp

Linda Tripp spent 31 years with World Vision Canada serving in a variety of capacities including VP International Programs, VP Advocacy, and VP Public Affairs. She was the first female Vice President in the World Vision global partnership. Linda has represented World Vision Canada's Relief, Development and Advocacy work to the government, other aid organizations, and served on several coalitions and boards. She...

 
 

Aileen Van Ginkel

Aileen Van Ginkel

Aileen Van Ginkel is the Vice President, Ministry Services with The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada. She has served with the EFC in various capacities since 1989, when she acted as co-chair of the Social Action Commission. Aileen was director of the Education Commission and later directed the EFC's Ministry Partnerships program and currently spends much of her time as program director of the World Evangelical...

 
 

Wafik Wahba

Wafik Wahba

Dr. Wafik Wahba is the second faculty representative on the board, having been elected by the faculty of Tyndale Seminary where he is the Associate Professor of Global Christianity. Wafik has taught Theology, Global Christianity, Cultural Contextualization and Islam in the USA, Middle East, Africa, South East Asia and South America. An ordained minister of word and sacraments in the Presbyterian Church USA, Wafik...

 
 

Andrew Williams

Andrew Williams

Andrew is a partner with Liberty Square Consulting, which provides profit and non-profit organizations with strategic, organizational and marketing support. He works primarily with non-profit organizations and their corporate, public sector and foundation partners to develop optimum structures and deploy strategies and that deliver measureable impact in communities.

Previously, Andrew served as Chief...

 
 

Puiwing Wong

Puiwing Wong

Dr. Puiwing Wong is a Vice President of Interest Profit, ALM & FTP in the Finance Department of  the Bank of Nova Scotia. Puiwing joined the Tyndale board in 2006 and chairs Tyndale’s Board Development Committee.

His formal education includes MMath and PhD (University of Waterloo), MSc (California Institute of Technology), MBA (Wilfrid Laurier), and MTS (Wycliffe College, University of Toronto).

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