Leadership Team

Neil Cudney

Mark Thornton
Academic Dean & Registrar

Ben Jantzi, CPA
Finance Director


Board of Governors

Peter Mullan
Chair of the Board

Peter works for Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada as a technical project manager within internal logistics. He has extensive experience within operations and project management. He enjoys going on adventures either hiking or camping and playing ultimate frisbee.

Peter attends Slate Church with his family (he is currently not on Slate Church leadership).

Kierra Cali
Secretary of the Board

Kierra has worked within several post secondary institutions in the Waterloo Region, focused in the areas of operations and human resources, which led her to pursue a career in continuous improvement to explore methods and tools where everyday processes and work can be improved for the organization, for employees, and for the end user. Kierra is passionate about the Waterloo Region and seeks to support organizations that building a strong sense of community and belonging.

Kierra currently serves on the board of Slate Church where she attends with her Fiance.

Jamie Kubassek
Realtor, Re/Max Twin City Realty Inc

Jamie currently also sits on the Board of Directors of a Christian Secondary School and has previous board involvement with Habitat For Humanity, Waterloo Region.

Jamie and his family are part of Koinonia Church in Bloomingdale.

Laura Wallar
Lead Pastor, Lift Church

Laura has over 10 years of experience in public relations and organizational communication. Her diverse background includes publicity and marketing for internationally renowned Christian authors, product launch and publicity for retail brands, and communication strategy and organizational leadership at LIFT Church, where she and her husband serve as lead pastors. She has taught as an instructor in the Media and Communications program at Redeemer University and oversees LIFT Church’s missionary training program.
Laura graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and holds a Masters degree in Modern Literature from Ryerson University. She lives in Hamilton, Ontario with her husband and their two children.

Rob Moore
Executive Associate Pastor, Evangel Pentecostal Church

Rob is married (Jana), has 3 kids (Jared (Beth), Madison, Chelsea), and has been in ministry for 37 in pastoral, itinerate, and global worker roles. He has also created a foundation in Thailand for at risk students and is currently serving on BOG for Master’s College and Seminary in Peterborough.

Ben Narayanan
Lead Pastor, Avant Life Church

Jenn Toews
Teacher, WRDSB

Jenn has decades of experience in education through camp ministry and teaching in the public school  system.

Jenn and her family attend Slate Church in Waterloo.

Brent Coulter
Lead Pastor, The City Church of Mississauga

Brent has been on Staff at the City Church of Mississauga since 1994. He served as Youth Pastor under his father Dr. Earlby Coulter for 13 years. He has been serving in the Lead Pastor role since 2008.

Brent serves as an Overseer and Board Member with Slate Church advising the Board and Leadership there.

Jeff Karelse
Executive, ATS Automation

Jeff is the General Manager of an ATS site in Chicago with extensive corporate leadership experience. He has also served on various church boards.

Garry Lambert
Teacher, Retired

Garry taught in the elementary school system for 35 years.

Garry currently serves on the board of Slate Church in Waterloo where he attends with his wife.


Emmanuel Bible College is an independent College with an independent board as required by the accrediting body the ABHE. In early 2023 EBC entered into a partnership with Slate Church to provide ongoing support as Emmanuel begins its next phase.

Should you have any questions, please contact Neil Cudney (ncudney@ebcollege.ca).