Ron has over 25 years of non-profit experience. He was Founding Executive Director of Kerr Street Ministries in Oakville ON, and the Executive Director of Prince Charles Place, a non-profit housing provider also in Oakville, ON. In 2009 he and his wife Joyce co-founded Front Line Outreach. FLO helps local churches and organizations connect with local subsidized housing communities for the purposes of poverty relief and community investment. Their primary objective is build relationships between the housing communities and the local churches, with the hope it will address and alleviate the symptoms of poverty and to invest in children and youth to enable them to break free from poverty. www.frontlineoutreach.ca
Timothy was born and raised in Onion Lake First Nation Saskatchewan. Before meeting Jesus and choosing to make Him Lord of his life, Timothy was involved in gangs and drug addiction. Today, his life is a testimony to what Jesus can do when people choose to follow and trust Him.
Trisha was born and raised in Onion Lake First Nation Saskatchewan. Prior to meeting Jesus and choosing to make Him Lord of her life, Trisha struggled with anger and depression. Her Mom invited her to fast, before she accepted Jesus into her life. Following this fast, Trisha recounts how a man in white appeared to her in a dream…this man was Jesus! She was profoundly impacted by this, and today, she follows Jesus and has made Him Lord of her life.
Evelyne Day Rush
Although Evelyne grew up in a loving home, she felt sheltered and over-protected by her parents. They made her feel imprisoned. She believed the lies that God made false promises and was ignoring her. Evelyne began drinking alcohol in her early teen years. She also moved out at the age of 18. She became a drug addict and was rebellious towards those in authority. Relationships with boyfriends were a nightmare, they did not last long. She felt the need to "perform" in order to get love. Evelyne started attending AA groups and therapy, at the time she had a victim mentality. Then one day she encountered God's love, she accepted Christ, and everything changed. She found a new trust in God and great hope for her future.