As a member of the Promise Keepers Canada | Impactus team for over 20 years, Kirk Giles has become one of Canada’s leading Christian voices on the challenges and opportunities men face. He is a leader, teacher, and a man with vision for the importance of building God’s Kingdom. His two greatest desires in ministry is to see men walk with Jesus, and to see the local church be everything Jesus dreamed it to be.
Under Kirk’s leadership, the ministry of Promise Keepers Canada | Impactus has continued to evolve in strengthening tens of thousands of men through electronic, print, and live events that ignite and equip men to have a godly impact, and through initiatives like The Fatherless Project which trains and connects men to mentor children and youth from father absent families.
Kirk is the developer of Blueprint: A Framework for the Discipleship of Men in the Local Church, and the author of The King’s Men small group studies and The Seasons of Fatherhood.
In addition to his role at Promise Keepers Canada | Impactus, Kirk has been actively involved in his community as a baseball coach. His greatest joy in life is his family. Kirk is married to Shannon and they have four children.
PAUL LA VIGNE, Director of Operations
Paul has been a strong supporter of Promise Keepers Canada | Impactus for many years and leads the men’s ministry in his local church. His goal is to see men’s lives impacted by Promise Keepers Canada | Impactus, just as his has been. Paul is married to Lorraine and together they have 2 daughters.
RICK VERKERK, Director, Conferences
Rick has been involved in para-church men’s ministry for many years and has a passion for seeing every man in Canada develop a relationship with God. Rick is married to Wendy and together, they have three adult sons and two beautiful daughters-in-law.
BAYNE LEONG, Director of Finance & Administration
Bayne grew up in a non-Christian home and was saved as an adult by Jesus at 2:00 am one early morning. He has been married to Vivian for more than twenty years, and they are blessed with two sons and a daughter.
DEAN BRENTON, Chairman
Dean has been in Organizational and Ministry Leadership for over 25 years and lives in St. John’s, NL.
JAMIE MCARTHUR, Vice-Chair
Jamie is retired after close to forty years of full-time employment and lives in St. Thomas, ON.
GREG ARNDT, Treasurer
Greg is Vice President of Jade Transport Ltd. East St. Paul, MB.
Charles is self-employed and is the CEO of his own company that specializes in project management in the real estate industry in Markham, ON.
Jeff is a Chartered Professional Accountant. He lives in Saskatoon, SK.
Gary is a pastor with the Apostolic Church of Pentecost of Canada Inc. in Gatineau, QC.
Jeff is the pastor of Garrison Road Church in Fort Erie, ON.