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.
Pam is a a “creative” who writes, acts, knits, and throws pots (on the wheel, not across the room!). Storytelling is her preferred method of teaching and preaching.
Pam has been in ministry for over 25 years, serving in churches both “mega” and “tiny.” She has her Masters degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. She is a graduate of the U.S. Arrow Class of 1999.
After spending years ministering as a single woman, God surprised her with a wonderful husband, Marshal. God surprised both of them again a year later with a daughter Jennifer (who happened to come to them when she was 16). They live in Eagan, Minnesota.
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.
Gregg has a Science degree from the University of Texas, and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario. Recently he completed his certification program at the Institute for Corporate Governance. Gregg has been married for 25 years to his wife, Catherine, and they have a daughter (18) and a son (15), all living in Edmonton, Canada.
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 General Secretary of Canadian Baptist Ministries, a church-based international mission agency which engages in sustainable community development, leadership training, and global discipleship. Prior to this Sam 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 has also served 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.
Jim Williamson currently serves as the President of FreshPoint Nashville, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sysco Corporation. Prior to joining FreshPoint in 2005, Jim and his wife Shanera spent 10 years in various assignments with Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ). Jim served on the initial Board of Directors and was the Chief Operating Officer of the Impact Movement, based in Orlando, FL.
Jim has a degree in Journalism from Howard University and prior to his career in vocational ministry worked in the Public Relations industry in Chicago and Washington, DC. He is also a graduate of the 11th Arrow Leadership class. Jim and Shanera live in Franklin, TN along with their three daughters, Kayla, Lauren and Nia. Jim has served on the Arrow Leadership Board since 2006.