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Clara Addo-Bekoe

Clara Addo-Bekoe has been attending Evangel Temple since 1996 and supports her husband who serves as an Associate Pastor there. Clara believes in the inherent dignity and value of human life and thanks the Lord for the opportunity to contribute to the PCC’s efforts to help women who are facing an unexpected pregnancy. On the PCC board, she is a member of the human resources and marketing sub-committees.

 

Ewan Goligher

Board Chair

Ewan Goligher is an intensive care physician and researcher in Toronto. He studied biochemistry and medicine at the University of British Columbia and holds a PhD in physiology from the University of Toronto. His academic interests include the effects of mechanical ventilation on the lungs and respiratory muscles. He has also written on ethical issues in end-of-life care and conscientious objection in medicine. Ewan and his family attend Grace Fellowship Church Don Mills in Toronto.

Jennifer Francis

Jennifer Forbes spent her early years as a missionary kid in Zambia, then grew up in London, Ontario. She moved to Toronto for university, earning a BA in International Development at York University, and continues to reside in the city. Jennifer is the Director of Safe Families Canada, a Christian organization which compassionately serves families in crisis by offering short-term care for their children in Christian homes.

Nancy Varga

Nancy Varga is married to Brian and they have three wonderful children together. She has had the opportunity to serve in both her local church and the wider community. Nancy graduated from Ontario Bible College with a Bachelor of Religious Education, and currently works as the Family Ministries Coordinator at Amberlea Presbyterian Church in Pickering. She has been involved with the Pregnancy Care Centre for 23 years and has had many roles in the organization: Peer Support volunteer, Teen Moms parenting group coordinator, and Executive Director. She has served on the Board of Directors since 2000.

Tim Challies

Tim Challies is a Christian, husband to Aileen, and father to three children aged seven to thirteen. Tim worships and serves as a pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Toronto, Ontario, where he focuses on mentoring and discipleship. Tim is also a book reviewer for WORLD magazine, co-founder of Cruciform Press, and author of three books: The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment (Crossway, 2007), Sexual Detox: A Guide For Guys Who Are Sick of Porn (Cruciform Press, 2010), and The Next Story: Life and Faith After the Digital Explosion (Zondervan, 2011).

William T. Weiland

Treasurer

Bill Weiland and his wife Denise have four adult children and live in the Toronto area. He became a Christian in 1983 after the birth of his first son. Bill enjoys speaking on the subject of managing finances God’s way.  A long-time supporter of the PCC, he joined the Board in September 2013 in response to God’s calling to be active in supporting the sanctity of human life.  Bill serves as Treasurer on the Pregnancy Care Centre Board of Directors.

Tarun George

Tarun George is the Director of Business Development for a biomedical technology company. As a Board member, Tarun uses his experience to support the PCC’s fundraising initiatives. He attends Grace Toronto Church, where he serves as a deacon.