Far East Broadcasting Associates of Canada (FEBCanada) – a registered charitable Christian parachurch organization in Richmond, British Columbia – announced today that Evert Van Steenbergen has been appointed Executive Director by the ministry’s board of directors.
Mr. Van Steenbergen has over 20 years of experience in senior management positions in China – including more than a decade of involvement in fundraising and board management for ministry projects. His experience includes being a founding father and board member of New Day Education in Zimbabwe, and as an executive member of Shanghai Abundant Grace International Fellowship.
Mr. Van Steenbergen received an MBA in International Business from the University of Calgary, a BA from Calvin University in Michigan, and various other certificates in management and language studies.
“After a long and prayerful discernment, the board believes Mr. Van Steenbergen is a qualified and gifted leader for FEBCanada’s next season of ministry succession,” says Brian Ho, board chair of FEBCanada. “Evert brings a unique cross-cultural contextualization experience, with a passion for global missions. We are delighted with his appointment, as our ministry’s first externally hired executive director in decades.”
“I am excited to be joining the FEBCanada team,” says Evert. “I am also looking forward to building new strategic partnerships, as well as continuing to build on the powerful ministry relationships that FEBCanada has developed around the world. FEBCanada has an incredible legacy of reaching the unreached for Christ, and I am honoured to have the opportunity to be a part of it.”
The board would like to thank Mr. Stenly Yuen, former board chair and long-serving board member, who is concluding his role as executive director (volunteer) for the past four and a half years. He was the forerunner, with a vision to prepare the organization for the incoming senior executive leader. Mr. Yuen will be succeeded by Mr. Van Steenbergen on January 1, 2023 – after which time he will immediately rejoin the board.
Mr. Evert Van Steenbergen may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Far East Broadcasting Associates of Canada (FEBCanada), is an autonomous member of FEBC International. The Canadian ministry was incorporated in British Columbia in 1964. FEBCanada is an interdenominational, non-profit Christian organization, whose mission is to communicate the Good News among the nations by audio media, and to inspire people to follow Jesus Christ.
Since 1964, FEBCanada has been supporting the FEBC worldwide Christian broadcasting ministries. Today, FEBC International broadcasts in 145 languages, from 149 stations around the world. The Canadian ministry’s head office is located in Metro Vancouver – with regional offices in Calgary, Regina, Hamilton, and the Greater Toronto Area.