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Leadership

executive team

Larry Neufeld

Larry gives leadership to the operational support and resourcing of missionaries and global projects that North American churches support. He also gives leadership to the Mobilization Team and Media Team that seek to facilitate healthy partnerships with North American churches and to equip young leaders for a lifetime of mission.

Jeff Friesen

Jeff serves as the Director of Finance. His areas of responsibility include financial and legal compliance and reporting, insurance, and asset management. Jeff holds a CPA, CGA designation.

Daniel Lichty

Daniel serves with the Media Team as Director of Communications and also gives leadership to the Donor Engagement Team. Daniel holds a CFRE designation and is credentialled as a Stewardship Minister with the BC Conference of MB Churches.

Galen Wiest

Galen serves as Multiply's Director of Mobilization, helping churches and individuals to find their place in God's global mission. In this role, he is involved in networking with our missionaries, Regional Mobilizers and local churches to inspire and equip the Body of Christ to reach the lost with the Good News.

Doug Penner

Doug is the Director of Global Mission and works closely with our regional team leaders. He coaches and encourages our global workers and national leaders, and creates strategic initiatives that help us reach the nations with the gospel of Jesus.

executive team

Doug Penner

Doug is the Director of Global Mission and works closely with our regional team leaders. He coaches and encourages our global workers and national leaders, and creates strategic initiatives that help us reach the nations with the gospel of Jesus.

Larry Neufeld

Larry gives leadership to the operational support and resourcing of missionaries and global projects that North American churches support. He also gives leadership to the Mobilization Team and Media Team that seek to facilitate healthy partnerships with North American churches and to equip young leaders for a lifetime of mission.

Viv Johnstone

Viv is the Director of Global Projects and her role is quite diverse. She monitors and helps to ensure all ministry projects are aligned with the strategic initiatives of the region while maintaining financial compliance for the organization. Viv manages the Vine, our interactive tool that houses ministry ideas, plans, finance projects, and reporting.

Jeff Friesen

Jeff serves as the Director of Finance.  His areas of responsibility include financial and legal compliance and reporting, insurance, and asset management. Jeff holds a CPA, CGA designation.

Galen Wiest

Galen serves as Multiply's Director of Mobilization, helping churches and individuals to find their place in God's global mission. In this role, he is involved in networking with our missionaries, Regional Mobilizers and local churches to inspire and equip the Body of Christ to reach the lost with the Good News.

global lead team

Doug Penner
TEAM Lead

Emerson Cardoso
Central & South America

Bob Davis
East Asia

Johann Matthies
Europe & Central Asia

Nasser al’Qahtani
Middle East & North Africa

Louise Sinclair-Peters
Southeast Asia

Doug Hiebert
Sub-Saharan Africa

DH
South Asia

Carol Letkeman
Mission Training Programs

Vic Wiens
ICOMB

board of directors

Maryanne Berge has served as the Mission Pastor at Forest Grove Community Church in Saskatoon, SK since 2007, working closely with Multiply to develop strong relational partnerships in Panama and Mexico. Maryanne has a passion to see the local church engage in mission and to foster healthy, mutual relationships with the global Church. She has served on the Matthew Training Center Board in Mexico since 2011 and is a certified coach with CMI. Maryanne and her husband Scott have four adult children and one granddaughter.

Aaron Halvorsen has been serving as Lead Pastor of Community Bible Church in Olathe, Kansas since 2015. He has an MDiv from Western Seminary in Portland, OR, and served as administrative assistant for several professors, and academic and ministerial programs in the greater Portland area. Aaron was a lay elder for Trinity MB Church. Aaron and his wife Maggie are serving the church and raising their family, continually living in God’s grace, mercy, kindness, patience, truth, and love.

Wendi Thiessen has served as an elder at The Meeting Place (TMP), in Winnipeg, MB, as well as on the MBCI Board and Executive Committee. Her work experience includes being Corporate Treasurer at Great West Lifeco, Assistant Vice President of Corporate Finance, with involvement in acquisition financing as well as treasury-related projects. Wendi and her husband Richard have three sons and, in her retirement, she has been volunteering with the urban poor, working on a variety of local and international projects.

Bill Seinen has recently retired from his manufacturing business and has extensive expertise in operations and finance. Bill and his wife Marian have been members of North Langley Community Church for over twenty years, where he has served several terms on its board of elders in the areas of finance & facilities, including as co-chair during a major renovation and expansion project. Currently Bill serves on the stewardship and development committee. Bill and Marian live in Langley, BC, and have four adult children and three grandchildren.

Vivian Wheeler serves as Director of Church Operations at Birch Bay Bible Community Church. She and her husband Jay owned and operated a dairy business for twenty years, and Vivian worked in music education for fifteen years. They have been actively involved in church leadership, serving on various boards. Vivian grew up at Birch Bay Bible Community Church and served in various ministry roles there until 1991, when they moved to Central Washington, before returning to Birch Bay in 2006. Vivian and her husband Jay have three grown children and six grandchildren.

board of directors



Maryanne Berge has served as the Mission Pastor at Forest Grove Community Church in Saskatoon, SK since 2007, working closely with Multiply to develop strong relational partnerships in Panama and Mexico. Maryanne has a passion to see the local church engage in mission and to foster healthy, mutual relationships with the global Church. She has served on the Matthew Training Center Board in Mexico since 2011 and is a certified coach with CMI. Maryanne and her husband Scott have four adult children and one granddaughter.

Aaron Halvorsen 
has been serving as Lead Pastor of Community Bible Church in Olathe, Kansas since 2015. He has an MDiv from Western Seminary in Portland, OR, and served as administrative assistant for several professors, and academic and ministerial programs in the greater Portland area. Aaron was a lay elder for Trinity MB Church. Aaron and his wife Maggie are serving the church and raising their family, continually living in God’s grace, mercy, kindness, patience, truth, and love.


Bill Seinen has recently retired from his manufacturing business and has extensive expertise in operations and finance. Bill and his wife Marian have been members of North Langley Community Church for over twenty years, where he has served several terms on its board of elders in the areas of finance & facilities, including as co-chair during a major renovation and expansion project. Currently Bill serves on the stewardship and development committee. Bill and Marian live in Langley, BC, and have four adult children and three grandchildren.



Wendi Thiessen has served as an elder at The Meeting Place (TMP), in Winnipeg, MB, as well as on the MBCI Board and Executive Committee. Her work experience includes being Corporate Treasurer at Great West Lifeco, Assistant Vice President of Corporate Finance, with involvement in acquisition financing as well as treasury-related projects. Wendi and her husband Richard have three sons and, in her retirement, she has been volunteering with the urban poor, working on a variety of local and international projects.


Vivian Wheeler serves as Director of Church Operations at Birch Bay Bible Community Church. She and her husband Jay owned and operated a dairy business for twenty years, and Vivian worked in music education for fifteen years. They have been actively involved in church leadership, serving on various boards. Vivian grew up at Birch Bay Bible Community Church and served in various ministry roles there until 1991, when they moved to Central Washington, before returning to Birch Bay in 2006. Vivian and her husband Jay have three grown children and six grandchildren.