CCBF appoints Calgary-based regional director
A number of Calgary’s Christian men and women who are involved in business or the professions are gathering monthly in breakfast meetings to connect their faith to their work.
They are one of about 50 chapters of the Canadian Christian Business Federation (CCBF) from Vancouver to PEI.
While Calgary currently has just one chapter, located in the southwest, the local leadership team has plans to add several more across the city, as demand and interest dictates. The leadership team consists of Peter Baran, David Tate and Mike Watson.
CCBF executive director Keith Knight says he has received considerable interest from business leaders right across the province. While a chapter already exists in Edmonton, there are also CCBF members in Red Deer and Lethbridge where chapters have not yet been established.
The CCBF has just announced the appointment of Tony L. Webbink as regional director for Alberta. He will oversee the growth of existing chapters and the creation of new ones across the province.
For the past number of years Tony has spent his time in the area of faith development, church engagement, pastoral care, and global relief and development for several ministry-focused organizations.
Currently, Tony serves as Ministry Ambassador in Alberta and Saskatchewan for In Touch Ministries of Canada (Dr. Charles Stanley).
Prior to joining In Touch, Tony’s experience included Crossroads Christian Communications (100 Huntley Street), Touch Canada Broadcasting as promotions manager and as church liaison/faith development director for all the Shine FM and AM The Light Christian radio stations in Alberta, and pastor of family and youth ministry at a church in Calgary.
Tony says that his desire is to do ministry intentionally, serve the faith community, create opportunities to further a sense of Christian unity, and glorify God through the work he does. Tony currently serves on several ministry boards, is a member of numerous ministerial groups across Alberta, and is a volunteer Rapid Response chaplain with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
Tony is CCBF’s second regional director, after last month’s introduction of Paul Hilsden in Ontario’s Niagara Region. It is all part of CCBF’s intentional desire to build regional communities of Christians in business.
The next Calgary breakfast meeting will take place at Phil’s Restaurant on Friday, Jan. 19, beginning at 7 a.m. Reserve your seat by sending an email to David.Tait@teenchallenge.ca .
The only cost is the price of your breakfast.