Who We Are
Who We Are

The MORE Network: A Collaborative of Canada-wide organizations supporting missionaries in cross-cultural transition.

 

Our Story

Our journey began in the summer of 2011 when God raised up groups of like-minded people across Canada to meet and discuss Missionary Member Care & Missionary Kid (MK) Member Care. At a meeting in Banff, AB many shared the challenges of providing Member Care alone, and the idea of a Network for sharing training, information and resources between all was birthed. This same summer, groups in eastern Canada and western Canada began meeting to discuss how to better support Canadian MKs. As core groups began to form across the country, much prayer, brainstorming and discernment of God’s leading surrounded these two emerging ministry ideas. 

In the summer of 2012, the western Canada group invited Paul Dyck, an adult MK in the process of support raising for Member Care Ministry, to lead their vision for MK support with the launch of the Canadian Missionary Kid Network (CMKN). The CMKN was launched in November with the primary goals of building an organization that was sustainable, and creating a re-entry retreat for college-aged MKs repatriating to Canada. 

As this ministry has continued to grow, our goals have expanded beyond our work with MK’s to include training, nurturing and resources for whole missionary families in transition as well as member care support staff. The title of Canadian Missionary Kid Network no longer fit with this larger mandate, and so was born the MORE Network (Missionary Opportunities for Resourcing and Equipping). While the ministry of the CMKN continues it has become one part of the broader ministry of the MORE Network. 

Right from its beginnings as the CMKN, it was apparent that sustaining this ministry could not be done on our own. We would need the active support and participation of key Canadian missions sending and training organizations; hence the creation of a network. As of the end of 2017, twenty-eight organizations have joined the network. The strength of this ministry is in the cooperation of people associated with many organizations Canada-wide, willingly working together, doing what we have not been able to do alone. In humility, in mutual submission, we serve together. 

Ruth and Mark Boughan

  "Finishing Well" Ministry Now 'retired' from 43 years of ministry and service, Mark & Ruth are dedicated to creating a 'finishers' ministry to cross-cultural ministry workers who are...

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Virginia Ramunda-Marty

IT and Communications The latest addition to the MORE Network to help with Information Technology (I.T.), User Support and Communications. Originally from Argentina, Virginia is very outgoing an...

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Diane Fietje

Administrator Diane serves with the MORE Network as a part-time administrator and full-time MK champion. Along with her husband Mike and their children, they spent 20 years in Peru with a missio...

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Mike Fietje

Operations Team Leader/ Ontario Regional Chapter Leader Mike is the Operations Team Leader for the MORE Network (Missionary Opportunities for Resourcing and Equipping) and the Ontario Regional...

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Shelly Lyons

Classic ReBoot Director Shelly and her husband Shane live in Oxford NS.  She has been serving with Wycliffe Canada for over 10 years.  God has placed a deep passion to serve missionary families ...

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Paul Dyck

  Director - National Team Leader Paul provides Member Care support and resourcing to Canadian missionaries and their families. Paul grew up in India and has experience in Missionary Memb...

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Lizzy Wiley

Associate Lizzy grew up in Pakistan with her parents and siblings. After graduating she moved to Canada where we first met at ReBoot Ontario. She just completed her third year of nurses training...

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Michèle Phoenix

  MK/TCK Advocate with MissionGo We are grateful to have Michèle as part of our team, serving with us as a speaker and an amazing resource as we support MKs across Canada. Born in France...

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Ken & Carolyn Benson

Associates Ken and Carolyn are involved in preparing new missionaries for cross-culture ministry in cooperation with EMCC World Partners and MissionPREP in Toronto, Ontario.Their 13 years of ...

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Lisa Beiderwieden

Associate Lisa has been a team member of the Canadian MK Network since its inception. Her creative talent, outgoing personality, strategic mindset, and caring heart has been instrumental in effe...

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Ben Reed

Wilderness ReBoot Director Ben and Marlene have 3 adult children and live in Edmonton, AB. Ben has been in the cross- cultural worker community for 30 years. Ben is an M.K. from Thailand.  He se...

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Anna Marie Graham

Missionary & Clinical Counsellor Anna Marie, married to Doug for 40+ years, has 2 children and several grandchildren and lives in Vancouver, BC. She has provided counselling and Member Care in A...

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Wilma Findlay

Missionary & Administrator Wilma and her husband Alan have one daughter and live in Elmira, ON. They understand cross-cultural ministry from first hand experience working overseas. Now after 20+...

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Judy Hunter

Administration Judy and her husband, Lorne, have been with Outreach Canada for 26+ years. As of September 2018, Judy joined MORE Network to provide Administrative Assistance. Prior to marrying L...

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Craig Kraft

Executive Director, Outreach Canada Ministries, Inc Craig and his wife Heather have 4 sons and live in Delta, BC. Together they served as pastoral couple in BC and Alberta for 16 years before ...

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Carol Dyck

Administrative Assistant Carol provides support to Paul in hosting, support raising, coordinating events, and facilitating care for missionaries and their families. Raised in a pastor’s family...

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