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Mission Canada Staff

John Engels

SERVE Campus Coordinator

John Engels
John Engels is the national coordinator for Mission Canada's SERVE Campus Network. He has come to Mission Canada in 2019 with three plus decades of experience in campus ministry on both sides of the Canada/USA border. He has been involved first-hand and leadership levels in both discipling post-secondary students and training campus workers. John served as district director for University Christian Ministry (UCM) in the PAOC British Columbia and Yukon district for 16 years. Prior that, John and his wife Nancy served in the USA on campuses in Montana. He also served as regional representative in Chi Alpha Campus Ministries for the Assemblies of God. John's ongoing mandate is to identify and develop campus workers and also to assist with planting new ministries on post-secondary campuses.

John also serves as the chair of Mission Canada's SERVE Campus Guiding Group. John has also served as chaplain on post-secondary campuses, including at Summit Pacific College. John holds an MA in Ministerial Leadership from Southeastern University. John's great desire is to empower students to live on mission and to build spiritually healthy teams that will go the distance in God's kingdom. John is married to Nancy with four children, plus a daughter and son-in-law.

Three Fun Things John Likes About Canada:
  • O Canada! Love the anthem and our one-of-a-kind flag.
  • Friendly and fun people across cultures.
  • Generous global relief assistance and peacekeeping.