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. 

Our wonderful staff, organized from our latest additions first and alphabetically after that.

 

Haddie Winters

Administrative Assistant

 

Haddie grew up in Senegal, graduated from university in North Carolina in the USA, met her Québécois husband in Cameroon, and immigrated to Alberta in 2019. She has a heart for caring for Third-Culture Kids (TCKs) regardless of where they are.

 
Contact Haddie: 
hwinters@outreach.ca
 
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Malik Dieleman

Digital Content Designer - ReBoot Staff

 

I'm Malik. I grew up as a MK in Marseille, France, London, Ontario, and Dakar, Senegal, and now live in Toronto! I know what it's like to transition back to Canada, and was fortunate to attend ReBoot in 2016, where I first heard of the MORE Network.

 
Contact Malik: 
mdieleman@outreach.ca
 
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Ruth and Mark Boughan

"Alongsiders" Ministry

 

Two 'finishers' (serving in retirement), providing support services to the MORE Network in Canada, and seeking short-term care ministry to cross-cultural workers around the world as Alongsiders.

 
Contact Ruth:
rboughan@outreach.ca
Contact Mark:
mboughan@outreach.ca
 
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Anna Marie Graham

Missionary & Clinical Counselor

 

Anna Marie has provided counseling and Member Care in Asia for 12 years in several locations. Her passion is to help missionaries and their families through grief, pain and loss while transitioning in and out of cross-cultural ministry.

 
Contact Anna Marie:
agraham@outreach.ca
 
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Ben Reed

Wilderness ReBoot Director

 

Ben has been in the cross-cultural-worker community for 30 years. He's an M.K. from Thailand and has served with his family in Kyrgyzstan from 1991 to 2001 and later as an Internship Director, Personnel Director and Member Care Manager.

 
Contact Ben:
benreed@outreach.ca
 
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Carol Dyck

Administrative Assistant

 

Carol provides support to Paul in  coordinating and hosting events, support raising and facilitating care for missionaries and their families. Carol loves to be around people; she understands transitions and has a huge heart for those in need. 

 
Contact Carol: 
604-504-2424 
cdyck@outreach.ca
 
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Craig Kraft

Executive Director, Outreach Canada

 

Craig and his wife Heather served as pastoral couple in BC and Alberta for 16 years before Craig joined Outreach Canada (OC) in the area of Church health and revitalization. They served together for 3 years in southern Africa.

 
Contact Craig: 
604-952-0050, ext 300 
ckraft@outreach.ca
 
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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 mission organization serving children at risk.

 
Contact Diane at:
dfietje@outreach.ca
 
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Judy Hunter

Administration

 

Judy and her husband, Lorne, have been with Outreach Canada for 28+ years.  Judy served for 1.5 years in Manila, Philippines as the Summer Team Evangelism Program (STEP) Field Director and five years sending summer teams from North America.

 
Contact Judy: 
jhunter@outreach.ca
 
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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. They serve as directors of RE-VIEW.

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Lisa Beiderwieden

Associate

 

Lisa has been a team member of the MORE Network since the inception of the Canadian MK Network. Her creative talent, outgoing personality, strategic mindset, and caring heart have been instrumental in effectively serving MKs and Missionaries.

 
Contact Lisa:
lbeiderwieden@outreach.ca
 
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Michèle Phoenix

MK/TCK Advocate

 

Michèle Phoenix is an international writer and speaker with a passion for MKs. She taught for 20 years in Germany before launching her own ministry advocating for Third Culture Kids. We are grateful to have her to support MKs accros Canada.

 
Contact:Michèle:
shellphoenix@gmail.com
 
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Mike Fietje

Interim National Director

 

Mike grew up as a missionary kid in SE Asia and along with his wife Diane and their 4 children, spent 20 years in Peru serving children at risk. They know how hard transitioning can be and are delighted to be able to help others in similar circumstances.

 
Contact Mike at:
mfietje@outreach.ca
 
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Paul Dyck

Ambassador - Ex National Director

 

Paul provides Member Care support and resourcing to Canadian missionaries and their families. Paul grew up in India and is  experienced in Missionary Member Care, Training, Missions Pastor and Executive from the transportation and banking industry. 

 
Contact Paul:
pdyck@outreach.ca
778.549.6063
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Shelly Lyons

TCK Research, Previous 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 (TCKs in particular) in her heart and He has given her amazing opportunities to put this passion into practice.

 
Contact Shelly:
slyons@outreach.ca
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Virginia Ramunda-Marty

IT and Communications

 

Virginia grew up in Argentina were she got her degree as a Prof. in Computer Sciences. She moved to Canada in 2009 with her family. She's passionate about God and His people; she's a very outgoing jokester that enjoys deep talks about politics and sciences.

 
Contact Virginia:
vramunda@outreach.ca
 
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Wilma Findlay

Missionary & Administrator

 

Wilma is the administrator of our Resource Library. She has 20+ years of cross-cultural experience from working overseas doing support and encouragement for missionary families. Her passion is to support, equip and encourage TCK children.

 
Contact Wilma: 
wfindlay@outreach.ca
 
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