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DFC Staff

Rev. Trevor Payton
Executive Director

Rev. Trevor Payton, has served as the Executive Director of Dunamis Fellowship Canada since September 2018. He is eager to see Christians thrive all across Canada: cooperating with the Holy Spirit as they witness to Jesus Christ with the love of the Father. Trevor has been ordained as a Minister of the Word and Sacrament in the Christian Reformed Church since 2006, serving churches in Ontario and New Jersey. He thoroughly enjoys any opportunity to bring the Dunamis teaching to people because this material has renewed and reshaped his own life so powerfully. Since July of 2000 Trevor has been married to his wife, Erin. They have five children, whom they also home-school. Trevor’s hobbies include soccer and strategy games, as well as just about anything that involves lightsabers or hobbits.

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Patti Tan
Ministry Coordinator

Patti and her husband Vince have been married since 1992 and have launched 3 adult children. Patti has 13+ years of experience in Alternative Education, homeschooling their 3 children through elementary and highschool. As well as working behind the scenes as administration for DFC, she is currently teaching part-time at a small Christian School in Grades JK-Grade 4.  Patti is working diligently through personal healing with healing prayer, visions, dreams, journal entries and art work. Patti has attended several Dunamis events in Michigan, Guelph and North Carolina, gathering community around herself. The Dunamis way of doing things fits well with her mindset of being a life-long learner.

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Ashley Patton
Youth & Young Adult Coordinator
Alberta

Ashley has officially served as the Youth and Young Adult Coordinator for Dunamis Fellowship Canada since July 2021, but she has been involved in the worldwide Dunamis youth ministry, Upward Challenge, since the summer of 2018. She desires to see young people not only taught about who is the Holy Spirit, but to be given the tools to live out the dance with Him in everyday life. The Dunamis teachings have transformed her life, and she cannot wait to get a front row seat to see how they will transform others. When she is not serving DFC, you can find her working for The King’s University in their Community Relations office in Edmonton, Alberta. Outside of her two jobs, she enjoys cycling, spending time with friends and family, serving her local church, bursting randomly into song, and playing lots of card games. Skyjo, anyone?

Rev. Martin Boardman
Prayer Mobilizer
Alberta

Martin was a founding member of Dunamis Fellowship Canada. Dunamis answered the questions he had about the Holy Spirit in a systematic and Biblical way opening the door to drawing closer in intimacy with the Lord. Martin served as pastor in Brooks Alberta until the end of 2016. He and his wife Marlene and their sons continue to make Alberta their home while Martin serves in his current role as Prayer Mobilizer. He helps equip intercessors to cooperate with the Holy Spirit in fulfilling the work Jesus is calling us to do through small groups or cohorts of prayer, who, empowered by the Spirit, can engage in the battle for the advancement of God's kingdom. Watching people, churches and communities grow in their understanding and practice of prayer is one of the most rewarding experiences.

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DFC Deans

Rev. Ray Vander Kooij
Dean of Faculty
Ontario

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Jane Graff
Track/Event Leadership Dean
Alberta

Jane has been involved with Dunamis since the early 90’s in ON and later in AB.   She coordinated the intercessory prayer both for some of those early events in AB and during the first Edmonton full Dunamis Track. Most recently she has been Track Director for Growing the Church and the Dunamis Project.  Prayer is her passion, seeing people get more connected with God through their (prayer) relationship with the Holy Spirit.  As of 2022 Jane is serving as Co-Dean for DFC.  Her focus is on mentoring and supporting the Leadership teams for DFC events, with an eye on the West side of Canada.

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Board of Trustees

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Rev. Russell Graff
Board Chair
Alberta

Rev. Russell Graff is a retired CRC pastor and current DFC chair. His first Dunamis event was 1993 in Belleville, ON.  After serving churches in Frankford, ON, Stony Plain and Edmonton, AB, he now lives in Stony Plain, AB with his wife Jane. They have two sons and a daughter and 4 grandchildren. Russ and Jane are active in Dunamis events in the Edmonton area where Russ usually on the wall or in prayer ministry.  He is called and excited to encourage a new generation of leaders to grow Dunamis Fellowship. He is pleased to be a part of teams that support the work of the Prayer Mobilizer and the work of Leadership Development.  He is thankful to God the Father that he can be part of this movement to exalt Jesus Christ and to equip believers with the power of the Holy Spirit.

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Peter Lammers
Treasurer
Ontario

Shelly Billiald
Alberta

Shelly started her time on the DFC board in April 2022. She has been involved with DFC since her first track in Edmonton in 2014. She started volunteering with DFC almost immediately in various roles but currently serves as administrator for tracks in Edmonton. She has been married to her husband Ian since 2006, and they have 4 wonderful children. Shelly was blessed to be a stay-at-home mom for 13 years before returning to work in 2020 at a local grocery store. Over the years she has volunteered in their local community, at their kids’ Spanish school, and in their home church, including a local church plant in her home town.  

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Rev. Andy Cornell
Ontario

Rev. Andy Cornell is minister of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Dresden, ON  and Executive Director of The Renewal Fellowship within The Presbyterian Church in Canada. Renewal’s mission is to provide prayer and pastoral care to evangelical Presbyterians across Canada. Andy was a reporter and editor in radio and print journalism for 24 years. He discovered the person and work of the Holy Spirit in 2016 through the Dunamis program, with track director Rev. Ron Sharpe. Andy is currently studying for certification in psychotherapy. He’s married to Pam and they have two adult sons. Personal interests include fitness and home renovations, which teach patience and discipline – things all pastors need!

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Rev. Randy Green
British Columbia

Randy Green, has served on the DFC board since March 2021. He is a husband to his wife Lauren and they have two young boys Judah and Ethan. He is a pastor at Maple Ridge Christian Reformed Church in British Columbia. Randy has been involved with Dunamis since 2018. Randy is grateful for the opportunity to serve on the DFC board and loves building relationships with people from coast to coast through this ministry. He loves sports of all kinds, geeky things of all kinds and eating good food of all kinds. In the words of the great Jedi Master Kenobi… “May The Force Be With You.”

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Ontario

Marjorie Schaafsma
Ontario

Marjorie and her husband Rob have been married since 1997 and live in Burlington, ON where they attend Faith CRC.  They have three young-adult daughters who spend most of the year away at university. Marjorie is a former Kindergarten teacher who just retired from classroom teaching and has moved to occasional teaching.  She has been actively involved in her church’s prayer ministry for 15 years, the past 6 years as Prayer Team Coordinator.  Marjorie first became involved with DFC when she attended the Dunamis track in Burlington in 2006. Over the years she has participated as an intercessor “on the wall” at some DFC events in Ontario. 

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Andy VanBodegom
Finance Committee
Ontario

Andy Van Bodegom is a retired electrical engineer who loves his Lord. He lives with his wife Sue of many years. They have 4 adult children, 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. They all live in the area and visit often. As an Elder in the Presbyterian church for many years, he has taught many Bible Studies. The Truth of His Word has become a real blessing.  Now that the Presbyterian Church in Canada has drifted away from the truth of scripture, Andy and Sue have begun attending a Christian Reformed congregation in the area. Andy has been with DFC since 2012 and now is honoured to serve on the Board of Directors. He currently serves on the Finance Committee.

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Rev. Tom van Milligen
Personnel Committee
Ontario

Rev. Tom van Milligen is in his second term on the DFC Board. He's been a pastor in the CRC since 1991, and is a husband to Lesli and a father of two adult daughters. His involvement in Dunamis began in 2010, and he completed the Dunamis track with members of his former Georgetown congregation. The Holy Spirit has been inviting him into "the dance" since he was a teenager; Dunamis has helped him understand his experiences biblically, and, to lean into the Spirit's power in his life and ministry. He is currently the interim pastor at New Street CRC in Burlington. He enjoys gardening, cooking (and eating!), playing music and singing, and the pedestrian life - in addition to participating in the rich koinonia life of the Church. 

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