About Us

OUR MISSION

Connecting Streams equips and mobilizes the Church to help society’s vulnerable populations know Jesus and experience His power to change the world. Through partnerships and teams, we build trusting relationships that foster faith and hope.

OUR VISION

The Church and society’s vulnerable populations transformed together by Jesus.

A Brief History of Connecting Streams

In October 2006, under the leadership of then National Director Donna Mitchell, Connecting Streams joined the Power to Change family of ministries. Since its inception, God’s call on Connecting Streams has been to connect the Church with people in the vulnerable populations of our society for life transformation through the work of Jesus. We have witnessed that God uses the outreach experience to revive and transform the lives of both our volunteers and those they reach out to. Connecting Streams’ first outreach ministry began in an Alberta prison, and we have since fostered partnerships across Canada with communities, churches, institutions, and other agencies to provide volunteer outreach opportunities.

Donna Mitchell

Our Core Values

LOVE

Love is patient and kind. Love is not envious, boastful, proud, rude, and irritable or demands its own way. Love keeps no record of wrongs; it mourns injustice and rejoices in truth. Love never gives up or loses faith; it is always hopeful and endures through every circumstance.

1 Corinthians 13 | Matthew 22:36-40 | Luke 10:25-37

PRAYER

We will consistently, faithfully and fervently pray about all things lifting up all our praises and petitions to our Almighty Father seeking His will, guidance and direction.

Luke 18:1 | 1 Thessalonians 5:17

TEAMWORK

We encourage and model open, honest communication confronting incongruent matters in truth and love. We strive for shared leadership and cohesive, rewarding teamwork. We will respect confidentiality and deter gossip.

2 Timothy 2:23-25 | Proverbs 25:11 | Ephesians 4:29 | Proverbs 11:13

EMPOWERMENT

We will empower men and women to thrive in their own walk and ministry, giving them the guidance and tools they need to reach their sphere of influence.

Ephesians 4:11-16

SERVANTS

We come with a servant heart, to faithfully and consistently serve everyone we connect with for God’s ultimate glory. Our hearts are surrendered to the lordship of Jesus Christ.

Philippians 2:5-7 | John 13:12-17

HONESTY & RESPECT

In all our dealings we will be truthful and follow through with what we say we will do. We consistently strive to be above reproach. We follow the example of Jesus Christ to treat everyone with dignity, compassion and respect. We believe all people are valued and loved. We maintain a non-judgmental attitude.

Philippians 4:8 | Luke 8:15 | Romans 12:17 | Proverbs 11:1&3 | Matthew 15:32 | Luke 7:13 | Matthew 7:1-5

FAITH

Under the guidance, direction, and power of the Holy Spirit we desire to be bold risk takers in order to share Jesus Christ with people. We step out in faith believing God’s word and that He will equip us with courage and everything we need to accomplish this.

Acts 1:8 | 2 Timothy 1:6-8

Our Staff

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM

Theresa Quann

National Director

Don Heron

National Addiction Recovery Stream Leader & National Prison Stream Leader

Daniel Byrne

Ottawa City Leader

Linda Rochow

Staff Engagement Coordinator

Darlene Rowlandson

Executive Assistant to the National Director

Jon Esau

National Intercultural Stream Leader

MINISTRY SERVICES TEAM

Marti Vanderveen

Operations Administrator

Linda Rochow

Staff Engagement Coordinator

Steph Mayhew

Social Media & Website Coordinator

Chris Logan

Operations Project Manager

NATIONAL STREAM LEADERS 

Jon Esau

National Intercultural Stream Leader

Richard Ojala

National Inner City Stream Leader & Assistant Addiction Recovery Stream Leader

Kathy Morales

National Widow to Widow(W2W) Stream Leader

Glen Zeidler

National Long-Term Care & Seniors Stream Leader

Don Heron

National Addiction Recovery Stream Leader & National Prison Stream Leader

Sharon Pachal

Intercultural Stream Resources Coordinator

Monica Williams

National Intercultural Stream Groups Coordinator
Marcia Pong

Marcia Pong

Intercultural Chinese Church Liaison
Eva Bagasao

Eva Bagasao

Consultant, Intercultural Streams

OTTAWA CITY TEAM

Daniel Byrne

City Leader

Linda Cudmore

Associate City Leader

John Roswell

Inner City Stream Leader

Anne McGregor

Long-Term Care & Seniors City Stream Leader

Deborah Lantier

City Support Staff

Kelly Doucette

Ottawa Intercultural Coordinator
Howard Ngan

Howard Ngan

Ottawa Intercultural Stream Leader

EDMONTON CITY TEAM

Chris Logan

City Leader

 

Terri Jeske

Prison & Addiction Recovery City Stream Leader

Margaret Johnston

Prison City Stream Leader

Orlow & Carrielynn Lund

Long-Term Care & Seniors City Stream Leaders

Jolene Wiens

Intercultural City Stream Leader

Catie Clements

City Administrative Assistant

Lee Clements

City IT & Research Assistant

Levi Fehr

Alberta Prayer Igniter

LINK LOCATION STAFF 

Linda Driediger

Lower Mainland  Addiction Recovery Stream Coordinator

Shelly Griffiths

Lower Mainland Addiction Recovery Stream Leader

David Dytynshyn

Atlantic Canada Intercultural Stream Leader

Hobbe Smit

Hamilton Link Coordinator

 

Healing Hearts, Building Bridges: Our Ministry

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.

He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners

to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,

and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,

the oil of joy
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.

They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord
for the display of his splendor.

Isaiah 61:1-3 (NIV)

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