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Staff

Len Thompson

Director

Currently Len spiritually directs a number of pastors, members of the community and people interested in spiritual formation. He is the founder and Director of Urban Sanctuary.

Len has attended the New Way School for Spiritual Direction...

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Mark Elvin

Associate Director

As Associate Director, Mark facilitates the Spiritual Direction Training program at the Urban Sanctuary. He provides spiritual direction for several people, and he takes care of the bookkeeping and other administrative tasks. Mark works half-time at the Urban Sanctuary.

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Ben Reed

Missionary Care

Ben and his wife Marlene have been in missionary life for 24 years, having served in the Muslim world for 10 years involved in E.S.L teaching and training, leadership development, sharing Christ’s love in the community and leading a church planting team. He moved his family back to Canada just before 9-11-2001 and joined their mission’s home office in Canada. He served as Placement manager and Member Care manager and did spiritual direction, prayer ministry, and debriefing ministry with field workers.

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Bruce Archer

Bruce has 24 years of pastoral ministry experience. He has been married for over 30 years and has 3 adult children (2 married). These people are the greatest gifts God has given to him. He loves hearing people’s stories with a keen interest in seeing God in the midst of the journey whether difficult or easy. It is clear that God’s ways are often beyond the human ability to understand.

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