Meet the Staff

CCCC’s staff of accountants, lawyers, and ministry credential holders are plugged in with over 3,300 churches and faith-based ministries from across Canada. We have the privilege of impacting these ministries by sharing our expertise in legal compliance, organizational best practices, human resources, fundraising, and financial management. 

REV. John Pellowe

Chief Executive Officer

John’s passion is to help Christian churches and agencies become exemplary, healthy, and effective. His practical experience and academic background in business (MBA, Wilfrid Laurier) and ministry (MDiv, Tyndale; DMin, Gordon-Conwell) have equipped him well to serve as CEO of CCCC. Since 2003 John has been advancing CCCC’s mission by providing organizational oversight, thought leadership, and strategic direction. John is ordained by the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada. He has served his church as treasurer, deacon, and elder, and he is currently on the board of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada.

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James Metcalf

Sr. Director, Operations

James joined the CCCC team in February 2015 as Sr. Director of Operations and is responsible for CCCC’s Programs, Services and Operations. He has over 20 years experience with a major financial institution as a senior leader in Project Management and Program and Loyalty Management.  James serves as an elder and bible teacher at his local church and is currently a board member of Gospel Trust Canada. He holds a Masters Project Management certification from Ryerson University and York University.

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Barry W. Bussey

Director, Legal Affairs

Hailing from the island of Newfoundland, Barry serves as general counsel to CCCC, interpreting legal and regulatory environments and representing the Christian charitable sector to the wider Canadian society. Barry has earned advanced degrees in political science (MA, Memorial University of Newfoundland) and law (LLM, Osgoode Hall Law School). He is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his work to support religious liberty in Canada and abroad. 

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Chris Hall

Manager, Human Resources

As Manager, Human Resources, Chris oversees CCCC's outsourced HR program and authors a blog called The HR Practical. Chris enjoys interacting with CCCC members by assisting them with HR and other charity-related questions. 

Chris is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) and has a Bachelor of Administration Degree from Athabasca University. He has experience working in the public and private sectors as an HR Business Partner and is a member of the Human Resources Professionals Association (Guelph Chapter). Chris is active in his local church and enjoys helping charities to build their HR functions.

David Johnson

Coordinator, Certification

David has experience with both secular and Christian charities and has served on a number of church and charity boards. He has a master’s degree (MSW) in policy and administration through Carleton University’s School of Social Work. He has worked in a variety of capacities at CCCC since joining us in 1995. Most recently, he was responsible for the administration and oversight of CCCC’s Seal of Accountability program. He currently serves as the Coordinator, Certification focusing on Certified Member compliance reviews.

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Wayne Kroeker

Manager, Finance

Wayne has over 30 years practical experience in financial management, both in the private and charitable sectors, and holds professional accounting designations (CPA, CGA). Since 2005 Wayne has been serving CCCC members by responding to questions on a broad range of charity topics, speaks at various conferences and seminars, researches and creates content for CCCC’s website and publications. He also manages the CCCC’s finance, budget and audit functions, insurance risks, and provides leadership to the CCCC Group Health Benefits programs. Wayne has served extensively as a volunteer, board member and treasurer in his local church, at the denominational level, and with Christian camps. 

 

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Gil Langerak

Manager, Member Support

With over 25 years of experience in leadership positions in both the for-profit and charitable sectors, Gil serves CCCC by answering technical questions from members, and administering the Community Trust Fund. He has a diploma in business administration from Seneca College and a bachelor’s degree in Christian Studies (business) from Redeemer University College. Gil frequently facilitates workshops and training sessions at CCCC conferences and regional seminars. Gil has served as an elder, a church treasurer, a Christian school adviser, and a treasurer for several non-profit housing corporations.

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Duncan Field

Manager, Research & Executive Projects

Duncan joined the CCCC team in July 2016 as Manager, Research and Executive Projects. In his role, Duncan will be researching and developing innovative programs for CCCC members, writing and editing, and adding capacity to the office of the CEO. Duncan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from York University. He also obtained a certificate in Law and Social Thought from the department of Philosophy at le collège universitaire Glendon, York University. He attended law school at Queen’s University for one and a half years before deciding to pursue work in charity. At 19, he was named to the Emerging Scholar program at the Toronto Spur Festival, an arts and politics event curated by the Literary Review of Canada. He has edited work for a variety of publications, including the Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal and the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law. He enjoys conducting interviews and writing for a wide variety of audiences and publications, including articles on sports analytics, arts and culture, and philosophy. Duncan has a passion for at-risk youth, and was inspired to enter the charity world after a long history of involvement at Kerr Street Mission in Oakville, Ontario.

Philip Milley

Associate Director, Legal Affairs

Philip is the Associate Director, Legal Affairs at CCCC. He joined CCCC after practising law for several years in St. John’s, Newfoundland at a large regional law firm. He provides legal guidance, consultation, and advice to senior leadership and technical team members on a comprehensive range of charity, tax and trust law issues. Philip earned degrees in philosophy and religious studies (BA, Memorial University of Newfoundland), applied ethics (DAE, Memorial University of Newfoundland) and law (JD, University of New Brunswick). Philip is chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Branch of the Canadian Bar Association Administrative Law section and is a board member of Christian Legal Fellowship.

Curtis Towns

Manager, Certification

Curtis comes to CCCC with significant church ministry experience in the areas of management, finance, human resources, and administration. It is Curtis’ passion for Christian ministries to become exemplary, healthy and effective that has brought him to join the team at CCCC. Curtis' practical and academic experience in ministry (BTh) and business (CPA, CMA) have prepared him to serve CCCC Members in his new role. As Manager, Certification at CCCC Curtis is responsible for the oversight of CCCC’s Seal of Accountability program. He also serves CCCC members by responding to questions on a range of issues and managing the CCCC Pension Plan. Curtis is ordained with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada. Curtis is married with four children and has moved from Vancouver, BC.

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"We have had to call upon your expertise on many occasions covering a wide range of areas, and we have never once had a question that someone on your staff has not been able to answer. Your organization provides excellent service, and in our view, it is one of the most valuable resources we have available."

— John Riley, Vision Ministries Canada