Doug Blair, Chair
Doug Blair founded Bluewater Baptist in 1978 and has been there ever since. He and his wife, Detra (who is from Dallas, Texas), have three grown sons. Doug graduated from Dallas Seminary and served in Pembroke, ON before coming to Sarnia. When not at work, he can usually be found in his basement working on his model railroad or out skiing (preferably on a high and challenging mountain).
Terry Hall, Vice-Chair
Terry Hall has served as a Director on the CAPSS board for the past 11 years. With a strong belief in the sanctity of life and family, Terry brings considerable passion to the ministry. This, coupled with an extensive business and management background in the technology industry, enhances the operational and financial strength of CAPSS. Terry and his wife Helena are ‘actively’ retired and have been blessed with 6 children and 17 grandchildren.
Gisela Steckle, Secretary
Gisela is a registered nurse and has specialized in neonatal intensive care, where she has worked for over 30 years. Her work in NICU has led her to Hamilton, Nashville, and Kitchener. She is passionate about new life and assisting parents through their stressful experience. She has two young, adult daughters who help keep her grounded, and she is thankful for technology to stay connected with them in their travels. Spending time with friends, traveling, and being close to an ocean are some things Gisela loves to do.
Yohaan Thommy, Director
By day, Yohaan works in management consulting where he helps organizations realize their strategic goals and become more valuable. He is excited to bring his strong business acumen to CAPSS and is humbled to serve in this ministry, that has an impact both in local communities and on the national canvas.
Yohaan and his wife Melissa have been blessed with three young daughters. Being a father and husband has given him a passion for the important role of the family in Canada and an urgency to assist those who are contemplating tough decisions.
Yohaan has a deep desire to see more pregnancy care centres established across Canada and for the current centres to be fully equipped to help women and families in need of counsel and support.
Heather Tapp, Director
Heather has served as the Executive Director of the Belleville Pregnancy and Family Care Centre since 2010, after serving for 6 years as the Assistant Director. Heather has helped in the establishment of two satellite centres, the Anchor of Hope in Madoc, ON, and the Pregnancy & Family Care of Quinte West in Trenton, ON.
Heather is married with 3 children and two grandchildren.
Brian Norton, Director
Burnaby, British Columbia
Brian Norton is a CAPSS co-founder and serves as executive director of the Christian Advocacy Society of Greater Vancouver. The CAS charity governs two pregnancy care centres, a residential shelter for abused women, a sexual assault recovery consortium, and OnlineCare Canada. Brian views himself as a “husband in training, father of three and master of none.”
BOARD OF REFERENCE
Dr. Janet Epp Buckingham
Associate Professor & Director, Laurentian Leadership Centre with Trinity Western University
Dr. Margaret Cottle, MD
Palliative Care Physician and a Clinical Instructor at the University of British Columbia
Ms. Lorna Dueck
President of Media Voice Generation and the Executive Producer of Listen Up
Dr. Winston Dykeman, MD
Chair of Subcommittee with The College of Family Physicians of Canada
Ms. Margaret Gibb
Founder and Director of Women Alive
Dr. Maxine Hancock
Author and Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies and Spiritual Theology, Regent College
Dr. J.I. Packer
Author, Theologian and Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology, Regent College
Dr. H. Robert C. Pankratz, MD
General practitioner involved in palliative care
Dr. Brian Stiller
Author and Speaker on Leadership
Mr. Terence Rolston
President of Focus on the Family Canada
Ruth Mix Ross