Canada Board of Directors
Marvin Srigley, Board Chair
General Motors, Retired
St. Catharines, Ontario
A retired machinist with General Motors, Marvin was on the CAM Canada board from 1999-2005. He rejoined the board in 2008 and became board chair in July 2010. His connection to Camino Global (then CAM Canada) came through a short term mission trip to El Salvador in 1994. God changed many of Marvin's ideals through that trip, and since then he has visited Peru, Bolivia, Guatemala and Cuba. His passion to support and serve globally is creatively funded by a busy roof installation business throughout the summer. Marvin and his wife Debby enjoy cycling together.
Read "Raising the Roof for Missions", an article in the March/April 2011 issue ofFaith Today, featuring Marv's recent construction ministry in Kenya.
Rev. Charles McCordic
Director of Global Ministries, Heritage College & Seminary and Emmanuel Bible College
An Africa MK, Charlie married an MK from Brazil and together they served in Chad for 15 years in pastoral training and field leadership. Charlie holds an MA in Intercultural Studies from Wheaton College Graduate School. Since 2001 he has been serving as a missions professor, speaker, trainer and coach with a deep burden for teaching and mentoring the next generation of global Kingdom workers. Charlie joined the Camino Canada Board in June 2013, eager to be part of a “legacy” mission transitioning to Barnabas-type international partnerships, investing experience and resources to encourage, train, enable and work alongside those from places that not long ago were considered simply “mission fields.” Charlie is excited about Camino Global’s new and vibrant “from everywhere to everywhere” vision.
Rev. Fernando Ocampo, Treasurer
Senior Pastor, Iglesia Bautista Betel
Born in Nicaragua, Fernando moved to Canada as a teenager, so he is fluent in both English and Spanish. He graduated from Seminario Teológico Bautista Internacional in Cali, Colombia with a Bachelors in Theology. During his four years in seminary, he and his wife Adriana helped plant a church in Cali's suburbs and traveled to various Colombian cities to conduct outreach events and train churches in evangelism, mission and discipleship. In 1999 they returned to Canada as Associate Pastor at Iglesia Bautista Betel, and in 2001 was appointed senior pastor. Fernando's passion is to see people come to know Jesus, to disciple them and to actively get God's people involved in supporting God's mission locally and globally.
Rev. Steve Paul, Secretary
Senior Associate Pastor, Emmanuel Baptist Church
Steve grew up in Central America as a 2nd generation MK (missionary kid) in the Camino family. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute, the University of Texas, and Dallas Theological Seminary. Steve met his wife Cathy at Moody and they married in 1985. From 1991-2000 they served with TEAM as missionaries in Chad, Africa. In 2001 Steve began pastoring at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Barrie, Ontario. He has served on Camino's board since then as well. Steve and Cathy have three awesome sons.
Board of Reference
The Camino Global Board of Reference shares knowledge, experience and reputation to lend credibility to Camino Global through personal spheres of influence and through the organization(s) they represent. By accessing personal and professional networks where creative interactions may increase visibility or advocacy for Camino Global, members of the Board of Reference take initiative to assist Camino Global in expanding its sphere of influence in the following ways:
- Lend credibility to Camino Global by encouraging accountability.
- Assist in increasing the national visibility of Camino Global.
- Develop advocacy networks across Canada.
Dr. (Aileen) Jean Barsness was born into a Bible-believing home and trusted Christ at age 15 when she began the process of learning the principles and practices of discipleship. As a young single adult, God directed her steps to Gospel Missionary Union and Panama. During her first home assignment, Aileen met Gil Reimer, a high-school teacher in Manitoba and married before they returned to Panama together where they came to know a number of Camino missionaries. Blessed with two children, life was enriched with ministries in church planting, Theological Education by Extension, teaching at Bethel Seminary and providing hospitality in the guesthouse. On February 11, 1974 Jean’s husband mysteriously disappeared. A search later revealed his mutilated body on the banks of the Panama Canal. After 19 years of ministry in Panama, God directed the family to Ecuador and then back to Canada where Jean taught at Briercrest Bible College and continued her education, completing an MA in Missions and a Doctor of Missiology degree. Following five years of widowhood, Jean married Alton Barsness and has been blessed with a blended family of five children, eleven grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. Jean has served in various capacities with AVANT, SEND and co-founded CrossTraining Global. She continues to speak at global conferences, women’s retreats, and teaches missions at Millar College of the Bible, while serving on her church missions committee in Calgary, Alberta.
Dr. Jonatán P. Lewis was born in Argentina of missionary parents. He and his wife, Dawn, have four grown children. Jon and Dawn have spent much of their marriage serving together in Peru, Mexico, Argentina, Canada and the USA where they have focused on developing ministry training programs and materials. A major portion of their time has been dedicated to founding and working with the Centre for Cross-Cultural Ministry Training in Cordoba, Argentina — a centre dedicated to training missionary candidates. They have prepared and published several basic courses on missions in Spanish and English, including World Mission, Working Your Way to the Nations, and Integral Ministry Training Design and Evaluation. Jon graciously shared Misión Mundial materials to teach Spanish leaders in Toronto and Cuba in 2011. Jon worked for the World Evangelical Alliance for 20 years and founded GoGlobalNet.org, a ministry focused on helping Latin Americans missionaries along an international “pathway” to service among the unreached peoples of the world. Jon and Dawn divide time at home between Argentina and the USA.
Galo Vásquez is originally from Quito, Ecuador. He has served the Lord in Latin America for over 30 years with his wife, Joanne Prince, and their children. Galo was a member of the Luis Palau Team, Area Director for OC Ministries and Executive Director for Latin America for the International Bible Society. He also served as the President of CONELA (Confraternity of Christian Evangelicals in Latin America) and is the founder of VELA Ministries (Vision for the Evangelization of Latin America) which is based in Mexico City. He is now serving as the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s Director for Latin American Ministries. Galo served for a term on the CAM International of Canada (now Camino Global) Board of Directors.
Did you know? Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world (nearly half a billion).