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...

 
 

Steven Holmes (Chair)

Steven Holmes

Steven Holmes has been a governor since 2003 and is Chair of both the Board and the Tyndale Executive Committee.  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 others.  He received...

 
 

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.

 
 

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...

 
 

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...

 
 

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...

 
 

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.

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).

Puiwing lives in Sharon, Ontario with his wife...