Leadership

Geri Rodman, President

Under Geri’s leadership, Inter-Varsity is currently focused on a 10-year goal of Launching 20,000 Extraordinary Kingdom Leaders by 2020.

"We believe God will launch youth and students as Kingdom Leaders who are so transformed by Jesus that nothing will stop their enormous zeal for the things of God."

Geri was appointed president of Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship Canada in 2002, after spending 23 years leading the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA ministry in Northern California and Hawaii. Educated at the University of Toronto and Wheaton College, Geri is currently enrolled in a Doctor of Ministry program at Gordon-Conwell. She serves on the boards of Regent College in Vancouver, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and Water Ambassadors Canada.

 

Al Anderson, Vice-President, Director of Campus Ministry

A strategic thinker with a passion for developing leaders, Al focuses his energies on placing well-trained teams of staff in high schools, colleges and universities across Canada.

"Our staff are committed to following Jesus and to helping others become his disciples too. As we place more staff, more students will come to know the transformational power of Jesus Christ."

Al graduated from Stanford University in 1980, where he met his wife, Sue, and also began his involvement with InterVarsity USA. He served the US movement from 1984 until he moved to Canada in 2004. Al has three children: Rachel, Jacob and Naomi.

Al has an MBA from the University of Washington, a Master’s of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and a D.Min in leadership from Gordon-Conwell Seminary.

 

Calvin Bennett

Calvin Bennett, National Director (East), Inter-Varsity Camps

Calvin joined Inter-Varsity as the Executive Director of our largest camp, Ontario Pioneer, in 2002. He has 25 years of experience directing camp, both in wilderness and inner city settings. Over a 15-year period he directed three Salvation Army Camps.

“I believe camp is the best place for young people to develop a relationship with God. I’ve seen it happen in the lives of my own children, and of thousands of others.”

As National Director (East), Calvin oversees three of our camps: Arden Circle Square Ranch, Brantford Circle Square Ranch, Manitoba Pioneer and Ontario Pioneer. A graduate of Tyndale Seminary, he is currently enrolled in graduate studies in Organizational Leadership at Philadelphia Biblical University. Calvin and his wife, JoAnn, live on site at Ontario Pioneer with their three daughters.

 

Vice President, Advancement

Kim Evans, Vice-President, Advancement

With a keen ability to dream big dreams, Kim is advancing the ministry of Inter-Varsity by communicating the story of what God is doing through our camp and campus ministries.

"We are seeing young people’s lives changed by God in huge ways as they come to our camps and campus groups. This is a story worth telling."

Kim’s goal is to share Inter-Varsity’s vision and mission with alumni, donors, churches and the broader Christian community. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Kim practiced law in Ontario before joining Inter-Varsity in 2003. She has served on the boards of Woman Alive, Heritage College and Theological Seminary, Kitchener-Waterloo Crisis Pregnancy Center, and World Team International.

Kim recently completed her MA in Organizational Leadership from Azusa Pacific University.

 

Bruce Mann

Bruce Mann, National Director (West), Inter-Varsity Camps

Bruce joined Inter-Varsity in 2011, bringing 25 years of experience in camping ministry, including directing the Brantford Circle Square Ranch and serving as National Director of Development.

“Camp provides a place of intentional, loving community where children and teens can meet Jesus and explore faith. It’s been a gift to be able to raise my own family at camp.”

As National Director (West), Bruce oversees six of our camps: Alberta Pioneer, Austin Circle Square, Halkirk Circle Square, Pioneer Pacific and Wolf Creek Circle Square. Bruce is an ordained pastor through Open Bible Faith Fellowship.

 

 


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