Who We Are 2017-11-27T11:37:40+00:00

Current Staff

Bruce Howard, Executive Director
Bruce comes to Gracefield after seventeen years with Trinity Western University in British Columbia where he facilitated leadership development and team building programs. He has worked with both on and off campus student and athletic programs as well as organizations such as Canadian Border Services, Fortis BC, Samsung and Nike. He has also served in congregational ministry in the role of Christian Education Director leading children and youth ministries at churches both in British Columbia and Ontario.

Bruce completed his Master of Christian Studies in leadership and equipping at Regent College in 2008. He has a background in outdoor education with diplomas in Parks and Recreation and Ecotourism Management and has served at camps and outdoor centres across the country and internationally.

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Barbra Draper, Office Administrator
Barbra works as our Office Administrator, and comes to us with many years of experience in office administration and customer service. She and her husband Brian live in Gracefield. Barbra is the helpful voice you hear on the phone when you call, and the cheerful face in the office when you visit.

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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Gracefield Christian Camp and Retreat Centre oversees the affairs of the camp. The Board reports twice annually to the Presbytery of Ottawa who has oversight of the camp and its activities. Should you wish to contact the Board of Directors, please do so via email and we would be happy to respond.

The 2017-2018 Board of Directors

Bon Cummings, Convener
Ellie Bennett – Secretary
Rev. Karen Dimock
Alan Herbert, Treasurer and Chair of Finance Committee
Rev. Ian Johnston
Shahrzad Kandalaft
Debra Luckow
Claire Mahaffy, Chair of Program Committee
Glenn Odgen, Chair of Communications Committee
Gordon Richardson, Chair of Property and Maintenance Committee
Suzanne Saunders