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Urban Sanctuary Spiritual Directors

Len Thompson

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.

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Mark Elvin

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

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.

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Daniel Westfall

Daniel's spiritual heritage comes from the western Canada "Bible Belt" movement, where he graduated from Prairie Bible Institute in 1977. He upgraded to a Bachelor of Religious Education at Winnipeg Bible College, and he received a Master of Divinity from Winnipeg Theological Seminary in 1981. Dan then took a computing diploma from NAIT and has worked in computer programming and management for the past 25 years.

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Lisa Fu

Lisa graduated from Nanjing University of Technology in 1985 in China with a bachelor degree of chemical engineering. In July 2000, she immigrated to Canada with her husband and daughter. At the same year Lisa became a Christian and a few months later she heard God say “Shepherd my sheep.”

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Myrna Wilson

Myrna finds great joy in companioning with people on their spiritual journeys where she is awed at the sacredness of life and the way God meets every individual in the joys and sorrows, mundane and exciting events. She has discovered the value of moving from the periphery of daily events into the deeper movements of the soul through the Holy Spirits guidance.

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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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Keith Bienert

​Keith has a heart to see people mature in their spiritual lives. He is married for over 32 years and has 2 adult daughters. His hobbies include most sports especially tennis, playing bass guitar, piano and harmonica, reading and movies.

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Spiritual Directors in Training

Along with our certified Spiritual Directors, the Urban Sanctuary also has several men and women in the Spiritual Direction training program under the supervision of Len Thompson. They are also available for spiritual direction. Please call 780-477-5731 or email info@urbansanctuary.ca for more information.

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