2011 – 2012: Dr. Steve Brown appointed President of Arrow Canada
After serving seven years as Director of Program and later Vice-President – Program, Dr. Steve Brown was appointed President of Arrow Leadership, Canada in 2011. A graduate of the program when he served in pastoral ministry, Dr. Brown brings a strong love for the local church as well as an inspiring vision for the ministry in Canada to the role.
2011 – 2012: Scott Vandeventer appointed President of Arrow USA
Also in 2011, after serving for several years on Arrow’s Board of Directors, Scott Vandeventer was appointed President of Arrow Leadership USA. Mr. Vandeventer’s background includes long-time service as a senior executive with one of America’s largest Christian credit unions, many years of consulting with a broad base of clients, and active leadership in the local church.
1998: Dr. Carson Pue Becomes President of Arrow Leadership
In 1998, the leadership of Arrow passed to Dr. Carson Pue, a graduate of the class of 1995. Dr. Pue, author of best-selling Mentoring Leaders, also gave early leadership to the Arrow Alliance with the goal of expanding the ministry of Arrow internationally. In 2012, after completing the planned leadership transition, Dr. Carson Pue returned to full-time church-based ministry as Executive Director of downtown Vancouver’s First Baptist Church. He continues to be an active supporter of the ministry and serves as a member of the faculty.
1991: Arrow Leadership Founded
Arrow was founded in 1991 on the belief that there are emerging Christian leaders in the world today with the vision and strength to take on the reigns of leadership for the 21st Century.
After 31 years in ministry, a personal tragedy helped give Leighton Ford new direction: his son Sandy, a strong emerging Christian leader planning to enter full-time ministry, died suddenly at the age of 21. Out of this loss Leighton gained a deep desire to help those emerging as new communicators of the gospel. With the encouragement of the Numbers 11:17 Prayer Team and his own “Point Group,” The Arrow Leadership Program was established to accomplish this goal.