David S. Robinson is the R. Paul Stevens Assistant Professor of Marketplace Theology at Regent College (Vancouver, B.C.), where he directs the M.A. in Leadership, Theology, and Society–a low-residency, cohort-based program designed for working professionals. His current research focuses on the theological ethics of human work and approaches to sustainability (personal, corporate, and environmental). His previous research focused on modern philosophical and theological accounts of the self in society, including church-state relations. David has a Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Edinburgh and has published articles in Journal of Church and State, Studies in Christian Ethics, and Faith Today. He lives in Coquitlam, BC, with his wife Jolene and their children Naomi and Andrew.
Julius Siebenga is the Executive Director at Abbotsford Christian School and works closely with the Advancement department. He has been in this position for the last 15 years and has experienced the ups and downs of fundraising and advancement. He has always followed the mantra that “Money Follows Vision” … and loves to connect these all the time.
Steve holds a business degree with a specialization in management and marketing, a foundation that has laid the groundwork for his diverse career. His early professional years were spent in business development roles in the not-for-profit and commercial aviation sectors.
About five years ago, he transitioned to the role of Director of Development at Vernon Christian School. Here, his main focus has been on advancing the school’s mission, building relationships with current and existing donors, and leading the school’s vision for campus expansion.
Steve is married to Krista, who also teaches at Vernon Christian School, and they have two boys: Jacob (9) and Ivan (5). When he’s not at the school, Steve loves playing sports, camping with the family, and finding a nice patio for food and drinks with friends.
In the last 15 years, Joshua has pioneered growth and change for organizations in various sectors. He has successfully built teams to generate 300% more revenue over 36 months and grown major gift portfolios by over 100% in a 24-month timeframe. Joshua has helped a dozen organizations determine their readiness for a significant investment in revenue and operational growth.
Joshua completed his MBA in Managing the Growing Enterprise & Non-Profit Management from Trinity Western University and is a former Executive Board Member of the AFP Canada Foundation. Joshua is recognized for his ability to scale up development departments and work through strategic change for growth.
When not passionately increasing revenue for charities and owner-managed businesses, Joshua can be found enjoying the Okanagan lifestyle with his wife Tamara and son Judah (6).
Charles DeJager is a partner of De Jager Volkenant and the firm’s senior litigation counsel with 33 years of experience. He carries on a general litigation counsel practice focused in the areas of charities and non-profit organizations, employment, labour and human rights, education law, civil litigation and mediation and arbitration. Charles acts for a wide range of charities and non-profit organizations, including local and international church and para-church organizations, local and international missions, aid and development organizations, independent schools and education organizations, housing organizations and foundations, and various businesses and individuals. Apart from his legal practice and volunteer activities, Charles enjoys gardening and photography and is an avid fly fisherman and sportsman. Charles and his wife Joyce live in Surrey, British Columbia.
Maria Mach joined De Jager Volkenant in January 2023 as an associate lawyer. Maria previously worked as in-house counsel and privacy officer with a large internationally-focused charity based in Alberta, and as an associate with a mid-sized general practice firm in Abbotsford. Maria assists charities in a variety of areas, including privacy and access to information compliance, managing organizational risk in contractual relationships, leases and real estate and charity law compliance.
Sean Graham is the Director of Sales BC Lower Mainland for Acera Insurance. As the specialty practices leader at Acera Insurance, Sean Graham serves as a trusted advisor to faith-based and non-profit organizations across BC and Canada. Backed by 30 years of consulting experience, Sean works directly with each client to create custom insurance and risk management solutions specifically designed to address their unique exposures, protect their operations and support their growth.
Tracey brings a varied background of experience to her role with SCSBC schools – as a former Christian school student, parent, board treasurer, and school business manager – which helps her consider issues from different perspectives and serves as a testament to her long-standing commitment to Christian education.
Tracey graduated from the University of BC with a Bachelor of Commerce and began her career in a large public accounting firm, specializing in audits of not-for-profit organizations, local government, and public utilities. She obtained her Chartered Professional Accountant designation in 1993. While taking some time off to raise children, she served on the boards of various not-for-profit organizations, including John Knox Christian School in Burnaby. That involvement led to a 4-year role as the business manager at the school. She joined SCSBC in 2017, where she enjoys connecting with and supporting finance staff in schools around the province while proving to her co-workers that accountants are not boring.