Board of Directors
I am a wife, mother and grandmother. I met Fusion in 2003 when my daughter bumped into Fusion Australia folks visiting Canada. The Fusion family is inspirational to me through the many people I have met who have given so much to walk with the Lord authentically in their everyday lives. My goal is to run with perseverance the race that is marked out for me by loving God, my family, my neighbour and myself.
Secretary / Treasurer
I have been involved in youth and community mission work since joining the summer staff at Surprise Lake United Church Camp at age 15. I was first introduced to Fusion by Gordon Howell in 2002 and have been very involved ever since. I am most alive when I am connecting with people around me and helping them to see themselves the way God sees them. I work with New Age Oilfield Services.
I graduated as a civil engineer from the University of Alberta in 1965. I served with Canadian National Railway for 25 years and pursued a second career as a management consultant after that. Upon my retirement in 2016, My wife Audrey and I had already come to our strong faith in our Lord and Saviour. I have served on the board of Fusion 3Sixteen since its inception and I believe this ministry serves our God in a very powerful way.
I have been the managing partner and senior project development engineer for Howell-Mayhew Engineering since 1985. I came across Fusion in Australia in 1995 while on a trip. I have enjoyed immensely watching Fusion Canada be birthed and grow into what it is today.
My path first crossed with Fusion Canada ten years ago when one day at work I took a trip down the hallway to meet “those Fusion people”. After my first festival I was hooked! Since then I have been working in the non-profit sector in Edmonton. I love walking Edmonton’s river valley trails, paired with a cup of coffee and good conversation.
I have a passion for social justice and have worked in faith-based organizations and not-for-profits for over 30 years. I have been a Fusion Team member since 2007 and it is a privilege to now sit on the board as the organization continues to respond to God’s leading.
I received my Mechanical Engineering degree in 1994 and had the great pleasure to work primarily in Alberta’s oil industry ever since, focusing mainly on equipment design and product commercialization. I’ve been fortunate to work with many great people, and even more blessed when they also share a faith in Jesus Christ. I came to know the Fusion group through Paul in 2017, and am honoured to be a part of the Board of Directors of this fantastic organization.
Michala was raised in Morinville most of her life after her family moved from Fort McMurray to pastor at The Father’s House Church. Growing up in the church, Michala knew from a young age that God had called her into missions/ministry work, and has pursued that calling her whole life. She has done several missions trips to places like Africa, India, Nepal, and China, and spent 6 months abroad completing a discipleship training school through YWAM (Youth With a Mission). Once she returned she headed to university at Trinity Western in BC, where she met her now husband Coleton. Since then, they have moved back to Morinville to serve and work at The Father’s House, Michala as the administrator and Coleton as one of the youth pastors. When Michala is not at the office you can easily find her curled up with her two cats (Millie & Winston) with a good book and a hot cup of coffee.