Meet the team


This is Our Team

Meet the People Behind the Passion

Wayne Johnson
President & CEO

Wayne brings 30 years of sales, marketing, fundraising and international development leadership experience to his role as he passionately and creatively engages Canadians in World Relief’s transformational programming.

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Michelle Dupuis
Program and Contracts Officer

With World Relief since 2013, Michelle manages our West African agriculture, livelihood and food security portfolio with a focus on building local capacity through partnerships. Michelle also manages the humanitarian response portfolio for ongoing and sudden onset crises in the world.

Email Michelle
905.415.8181 ext. 214
800.567.8190 ext. 214
Bruce Syvret
International Program Director

Bruce has worked 22 of his 30 years in international development at World Relief. He leads the International Programs team with rich experience in microfinance and financial management.

Email Bruce
905.415.8181 ext. 204
800.567.8190 ext. 204 (T.F)
Don Miller
Church Engagement Director

Don, a Pastor, joined the World Relief team in the fall of 2016. Don’s passion is to help pastors, churches and leaders partner with God to build l transforming relationships with people and communities living in poverty around the world.

Email Don
613-371-6246 (Ottawa)
Norman Holbrook
East Africa Program Manager

Norman spent 15 years working in development in Nepal, and has been with World Relief for the last 11 years specializing in tropical and temperate agriculture, including conservation agriculture, agro-forestry and livestock management.

Email Norman
905.415.8181 ext. 208
800.567.8190 ext. 208 (T.F)
Musu Taylor-Lewis
Communications Director

Musu joined the World Relief team in the Spring of 2017. She is a confident and articulate communicator and public speaker, experienced in promoting the mission of Christian organizations within the Church and the marketplace.

Email Musu

905.415.8181 ext. 206
800.567.8190 ext. 206


More Key Players

Nelson Oh
Financial & Donor Services Director

Email Nelson

905.415.8181 ext. 213
800.567.8190 ext. 213

Jane Ekuban
Donor Services Coordinator

Email Jane

905.415.8181 ext. 209
800.567.8190 ext. 209

Desiree Frost
Executive Assistant and Fundraising Coordinator

Email Desiree

905.415.8181 ext. 216
800.567.8190 ext. 216


This is Our Team

Board of Directors

Heather Card | Chair
Doctoral Student in Practical Theology
Former COO, Canadian Council of Christian Charities
Elmira, ON

Joanne Bell | Vice-Chair
Vice President, Kepler Bell Contracting
Elginburg, ON

Dale Barkman | Treasurer
Partner, Barkman & Tanaka
Coquitlam, BC

Carla Wood | Secretary
Founder, Speaker & Strategist, ALL Strategy
Vancouver, BC

Joanne Beach | Director
Director, Alliance Justice and
Ancaster, On

Joel Emery | Director
Medical Doctor
Burlington, On

Bill Winger | Director
Executive Vice President, Evangelical
Fellowship of Canada
Mississauga, ON