Our Leadership – ABWE Canada
ABWE Canada President
Minne Bouma was born in Rinsumageest, Netherlands, to Ted and Betty Bouma. Minne grew up as a dairy farmer’s son, first in the Netherlands, and then in Ontario as well when the family immigrated to Canada. Minne graduated from Pensacola Christian College in 1997 (BA in History, and a minor in English) and completed his Master of Science in Education Administration from Pensacola in 2002.
Minne started his ministry career teaching at Ruth’s Chapel Christian School in New Bern, NC and taught there for six years. In 2003, Minne and his family moved to Brantford, ON where he administered and taught at Central Baptist Academy for eight years. While ministering in Brantford, Minne, and his wife Michele, felt that God was directing them to missions, and they attended candidate classes with ABWE in 2008. The Bouma family arrived in Portugal in 2011. Minne taught at Greater Lisbon Christian Academy and served as the Assistant Field Team Leader.
Minne met his wife Michele while at Pensacola, and they married in 1998. God has blessed them with two boys: Drew (2000) and Caleb (2003). Minne loves all outdoor activities, but especially enjoys running and snowboarding. He also enjoys reading, playing games, and spending time with family.
ABWE Canada Board
The board of directors shall be charged with the responsibility to ensure the continuation of the biblical position and practice outlined in ABWE Canada’s official documents. The members of this governing body shall be elected from the constituency who have an expressed interest in the aggressive evangelistic thrust of ABWE Canada and are in complete agreement with its theological position, core values, and ministry vision.
William Ball, Cambridge ON
Steve Faulkner, Simcoe ON
Mark Lowrie, Norwich ON
Tim MacDonald, Sussex NB
Dr. Brent Powell, Lucan ON
Dr. Powell has a passion for Christ’s work and people and has served in full time Pastoral ministry for over 30 years. He has also taught on campuses in The United States, Canada, Australia, and the Caribbean and is presently the Dean of the John Wesley School of Leadership at Piedmont International University in North Carolina. Dr. Powell and his wife Esther have one daughter. He has previously served as
chairman of the board of ABWE Canada.