Consultants

Donna Bell

Donna Bell

Donna served as Executive Director of Kingston Pregnancy Care Centre for six years. Previously, she was a maternity nurse. In 2015 she completed her Masters in Christian Leadership through CREST Leadership Centre. Donna feels a strong call to leadership and leadership support. She is passionate for leaders and organizations to be encouraged, empowered, and energized through a supportive community. Her gift of mercy and her desire to see women treated with love, respect, and non-judgment draw her to life affirming ministry, which is close to her heart.

Ilse VanderMeulen

Ilse is active in strategic communications and fund development. In her business, Iota Communications, she strives to strengthen organizations in strategizing and fundraising initiatives so that objectives will be achieved in a professional and realistic way. She has a BA in journalism and communications and continues to take courses in Fund Development through Georgian College. Ilse was involved with the Owen Sound Crisis Pregnancy Centre from 2007-2011 and she returned recently to assist this centre in fundraising. The work of pregnancy care centres is close to her heart and she looks forward to using her skills and the excellent resources that CAPSS provides to help establish new centres and further equip existing centres.

Pam Churchill

Pam Churchill

Pam has served as Executive Director at Tri-County Pregnancy Care Centre for 15 years. Previous to that she served on her local church board, was the head of the Women’s Ministry, and spoke often in local churches. She also had a local TV program called, “This Is For You” for several years. Pam and her husband own their own business and run it together. Pam has always had a heart to serve people in need and continues to do so. She looks forward to serving centres as a CAPSS Regional Consultant.

Monica Loewen

Monica Loewen

Monica is the Executive Director of the Lethbridge Pregnancy Care Centre, which opened in November 2013. Being the first director of a new emerging centre has given her experience in all aspects of the development and day-to-day operations of a pregnancy care centre.  Known for her public speaking abilities and vast network of people, Monica loves to invite others to become involved in the unique work of pregnancy care centres, whether it be donors, potential volunteers or other agencies. She has received invaluable mentoring from other directors and is committed to helping other centres and directors achieve excellence as they serve in their own communities. Monica is also currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Leadership through Briercrest Seminary.

Anne Waddell

Anne Waddell

Anne serves as Executive Director of the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre in Red Deer, Alberta and supports CAPSS as a Francophone Consultant. Anne also served as an RCMP officer in a small community, volunteered for 13 years as a speed skating coach at local, provincial, and national levels, and served for 6 years as a volunteer peer counsellor before taking on the role of ED.

Anne is a dynamic leader and has a gift for developing others. She is a visionary and is passionate about seeing a pregnancy centre in every community across Canada.

Jutta Wittmeier

Jutta Wittmeier

Jutta has served at the Calgary Pregnancy Care Centre in various capacities for over twenty-three years. She began her involvement with the Centre as a volunteer and is currently the Executive Director. Jutta has a passion for post-abortive women and a firm commitment to provide relevant, sensitive, and meaningful opportunities for healing. Jutta leads the Post Abortion Recovery Team and endeavors to equip others with useful tools and resources around the topic of post-abortion. She also co-authored a book on adoption called “Affirming the Birthmother’s Journey.”

Jutta is a former educator and specialist foster parent. Jutta is an expert in maternal/child loss grief issues. She is also a mentor to many pregnancy centre executive directors. While she truly understands the grief work required in individual counselling, she also brings an expertise around program development and mentoring program deliverers. This focus ensures she will assist her learners in developing sustainable and effective programs in centres