Board of Directors
Arrow Leadership is blessed to have a highly-qualified team of board members, who have a high regard for their roles and responsibilities, as they provide governance and direction to the ministry. An executive committee of the board works with our presidents between meetings and expert counsel is sought for legal and accounting matters. The board is comprised of individuals from both Canada and the US, who each bring their own unique strengths and backgrounds to the Arrow Leadership team.
To understand our ministry first hand, Board members visit with Arrow leaders at our North American residentials, as well as with members of the Arrow Alliance, dispersed all around the globe. The board members have a high degree of knowledge of how the ministry runs, and as a result they have made some lasting contributions to the work of God through Arrow Leadership.
Miller Alloway currently serves as President of Maranatha Foundation, a private Canadian Christian Charitable Foundation engaged in Kingdom projects both nationally, and globally. Prior to his retirement as In-house corporate Counsel with a Canadian company involved in the Graphic Arts Industry, Miller worked as a Marketing and Communication Consultant, with a particular focus as a corporate and financial writer. He has served on several corporate and ministry Boards, and continues to work with a number of Christian ministries through his work with the Foundation.
Miller is married to Terri, and loves spending time together with their two daughters and seven grandchildren. Recreational pursuits include motorcycle riding and power boating.
Aklilu Mulat is deeply committed to leadership development since he recognizes its centrality in addressing the immense humanitarian needs around the world today.
Aklilu’s commitment to leadership development is rooted in his heritage. Born in Ethiopia, he came to Canada in 1979 to attend Trinity Western University. He has spent a majority of the last 20 years serving with various not-for-profit organizations as a leader in financial, operational, and strategic areas. His work has also involved consulting with local not-for-profit organizations and conducting internal audits of field operations both in Canada and overseas. Aklilu was part of a group which developed the evaluation criteria for financial performance measurement of not-for-profit organizations funded by CIDA under their regional funding program in the early 90’s.
In the corporate realm, Aklilu’s professional designation has led him to positions as financial controller and as a financial consultant for a number of businesses in the Vancouver area.
Aklilu is a permanent moderator/trainer with the Certified Management Accountant’s Strategic Leadership Program. He also teaches management accounting at the University of British Columbia as an adjunct professor.
Aklilu has a B Sc (Natural Science) and a BA (Business Administration) from Trinity Western University. He holds the designation of Certified Management Accountant.
Aklilu and his wife, Chris live in Port Moody, BC with their children Alyssa and Andrew.
Keith Anderson has served at the highest levels in the BC health care system, is an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University, and a member of the Governing Council of the Canadian Institute of Health Research. He is President/CEO of his own Health Management Consulting Company.
Keith and his wife Bev live in White Rock, British Columbia and both are active in their church (Peace Portal Alliance Church), where Keith has served for many years on the elder’s board. They have 2 married sons, and 4 grandchildren. Keith’s has interests in music and photography. His passion is to come alongside others and to encourage them in their work/life journey.
Laurie Barber has served on the Arrow Leadership Board since 1999 and is grateful to be part of this wonderful ministry. Residing in Toronto, Laurie is married to Jane and they have three adult children and two grandchildren (and, yes, I have pictures. . .).
He is a Baptist Pastor who has served in Ontario (Uxbridge, Toronto) and in Calgary Alberta. He has been an an Area Minister (in SK and MB) with Canadian Baptists of Western Canada and served in the same role in the Toronto area with Canadian Baptists of Ontario & Quebec. At present, Laurie is the Director of Missional Initiatives with CBOQ. He has a MDiv from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a DMin from Trinity Evaneglical Divinity School.
Laurie loves photography, genealogy, history, reading and theology. He is a global-traveller and and is especially interested in the transference of people-groups, many to North America, with all the inherent opportunities for shared mission and fellowship on a rapidly shrinking planet, with the world now living with us. Laurie is passionate about God's Mission in which God's People are called (and freed up) to share, about the Church's Missional responses in history (with a particular interest in Celtic spirituality and mission) and about the new, creative and fresh expressions being entered upon today, as disciples of Jesus learn to 'sing the Lord's song' in the new-reality contexts of our own Exile.
Laurie Menefee Besonen has served 27 years on full-time staff with Cru (formerly known in the US as Campus Crusade for Christ). Serving locally, regionally and nationally with the campus ministry has fueled her passion to develop leaders. She currently directs a 2-year leadership development program within Cru designed to increase a leader’s influence by 10 times their current scope through developing their character, capacity, and competencies. She has a M.Div. from Bethel Seminary with a concentration in Spiritual Formation. As a 2002 Arrow graduate, Laurie credits Arrow for growing her vision to develop leaders who are making a kingdom impact. She is married to Ronald and they have one adopted son. They live in Colorado Springs, CO.
Sam Chaise currently serves as a Transitional Pastor in White Rock, BC. Prior to this role, Sam was General Secretary of Canadian Baptist Ministries, a church-based international mission agency which engages in sustainable community development, leadership training, and global discipleship. Sam also served as Director of the newly formed Carey Institute at Carey Theological College in Vancouver, which was launched to provide accessible and relevant training and education to the churches of Canadian Baptists of Western Canada. Sam's pastoral ministry has included roles as Associate Pastor at Kitsilano Christian Community Church in Vancouver, Pastor of Worship & Outreach at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Saskatoon, and Lead Pastor at Olivet Baptist Church in New Westminster, BC. Sam also had a brief stint in the oil industry after obtaining his undergraduate Commerce degree.
Sam is married to Cindie, who is an Art Historian. He loves helping people and churches see how their stories connect with God’s Story, and believes that mission today is about the cross-pollination of people, resources, ideas, and vision.
Janet Johnson joined World Vision Canada 5 years ago and is currently the Vice President Donor Development and Church Engagement. Her professional background includes 18 years of sales management, marketing, human resources and organizational development both in the private and not-for-profit financial services industry. She is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Honours Bachelor of Business Administration program, a graduate of Rotman’s School of Management Advanced HR Management program, holds her Certified Human Resources Professional designation and is a graduate of Arrow’s Executive Leadership Program. Janet lives in Puslinch with her husband Andrew and their 2 sons. In her spare time she enjoys time with her family, karate, gardening, golf and volunteer work where she has held a number of leadership positions for both Cambridge Christian School and Maranatha Christian Reformed Church.
Peter Huizinga’s passion is to improve organizational effectiveness. Peter Huizinga is the managing director and a leadership coach for the BHO Group. The BHO Group deals with management consulting specializing in the areas of corporate culture, people practices, and CEO succession.
Peter has been providing leadership at board level to a number of organizations. Peter also has a passion for personal and leadership development and is currently pursuing a Chartered Director (C.Dir.) from the Directors College put on by the DeGroote School of Business of McMaster University. Peter is an Arrow Leadership Alumni, DEXIO teacher (www.dexioinc.com), and past host for eQuip Leadership. Married 24 years, Peter and his wife Mary Lynn have 7 children, the oldest being married. Having attending a dozens of personal and marriage seminars, Peter and Mary Lynn serve on the Marriage and Family matters team at WECA performing pre-married counseling and general marriage counseling.
Charles Dokmo serves as Vice-President, Advancement at Springs Rescue Mission in Colorado Springs, CO. Charles has extensive international experience with the Navigators, launching Resource Exchange International as well as serving in leadership roles with World Vision International, Opportunity International USA, and Compassion International. Charles and his wife, Diane make their home in Colorado Springs, CO and have three grown children. Charles has served as an on-site mentor-coach (“leadership partner”) with Arrow’s Executive Stream.
Jay R. Lee serves as Lead Pastor at Bethany Well Church, a Korean-American church located in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Jay earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Penn State, is a graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology and worked more than 14 years in the IT sector, until God called him to ordained ministry. Jay previously served at Goodwill Church in NY and was ordained by the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) after graduating with his M. Div. from Alliance Theological Seminary. He is a graduate of the Arrow Leadership Program and is currently pursuing his doctorate at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Jay lives in Middle Hope, New York with his wife Susan. They have three children – Colin, Audrey and Mia.
Ruth Pape, born in the Philippines to missionary parents, served in family ministry in Ontario, Canada before moving to Colorado Springs, where she has lived for 18 years. Ruth has served on staff at a megachurch and she has partnered with both Group Publishing and David C. Cook in networking with Family Ministry Leaders across North America. Ruth is mother to three boys and is married to her husband and best friend Don Pape. Ruth was privileged to be part of the first Canadian Arrow Class and with twenty plus years of experience in Children and Family Ministries, Christian Camping, and Leader Development, she is passionate about impacting the next generation to know Jesus and be led more by Jesus.