Eric Rose

National JFCPS Director

Eric has served primarily with the university division of Power to Change since 1985. He is passionate about making disciples who make disciples of Jesus. Originally from Northern BC, Eric has studied Economics, Business, French and Theology at the University of Victoria, Western University, Laval University and McGill University and has worked with Power to Change in Ottawa, Kingston, Quebec City and Montreal. He currently lives in Montreal with Julia and their four children. Eric took on the role of director of JFCPS in 2018.


Darren Child

Coordinator for Church Plant Leadership Development

Darren was born in Victoria B.C. and lived in Fairbanks Alaska for several years. After five years as a tradesman a (Millwright/Machinist), he felt a strong calling into vocational ministry. While attending Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, he received a B.Sc. Degree in pastoral ministries. It was at Liberty that he realized the tremendous need for solid, conservative, expository teaching of Gods word in Churches. He sensed God's direction to attend Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Tx. It was there that he received a Masters Degree in Theology (Th.M) with an emphasis on New Testament Greek exposition. In November of 2010, he became a ministry associate involved with planting a Church in Pitt Meadows, B.C. He also worked with Workplace Chaplains USA in developing a chaplaincy program for workers in the oil fields of Northern Alberta. His ministry focus has now been re-directed to work with the JESUS Film Church Planting Strategy (JFCPS). His role will involve training nationals and spiritual leaders in several countries around the world. This training will be part of the Theological Education by Extension or (T.E.E.) program offered through JFCPS. Currently, he is raising his financial support that will enable him to fulfill his role.


Peter Koteles

Church Planting Coordinator

From a 9-year background of initiating, directing and implementing national education projects in Ukraine, Peter joined GAiN Canada in 2005, out of a desire to reflect Christ’s love as he networks with people to practically equip the needy to live better lives. He coordinated the acquisition, logistics, and shipping of GIK (Gifts In Kind) such as non-perishable food, clothing, medical equipment, etc., from generous partnering donors to various GAiN projects worldwide. Today, he is now working as a Church Plant Coordinator for the JESUS Film Church Planting Strategy.


Brad Thompson

Church Planting Coordinator

Brad, upon graduation from the University of Waterloo in 1980, has served in various divisions of Power to Change. In that time he has been involved in Campus ministry across Canada discipling and mentoring students and staff; earned his Masters of Divinity; taught at and directed the Ukraine Bible Institute in Kyiv, Ukraine; and has been a marriage and family educator with FamilyLife. He is passionate about strengthening believers in the Lord, in the Word, and in their understanding of the ministry of the Holy Spirit so that they may follow Christ and make disciples of all peoples.


Lerie Canlas

JESUS Film Church Planting Strategy Project Administrator

Lerie became a born-again Christian in high school through the ministry of Philippine Campus Crusade for Christ. She was actively involved in campus ministries at the University of the Philippines while earning a degree in Broadcast Communication. After graduation, she worked for the University’s Institute for Small-Scale Industries spending the next 10 years in small business and rural enterprise development research and training. In 1991, she left the university to concentrate on raising a family and later also she helped with her husband’s growing graphic design business.Lerie, together with her husband and four sons, migrated to Canada in March 1998. She joined Campus Crusade for Christ Canada the following year as Communications Assistant for The JESUS Film Project, a position she kept for 9 years until she transitioned to Distribution Coordinator to provide administrative assistance to JESUS film teams in several countries.


We as staff could not accomplish anything without the vast, hard-working network of unpaid partners that we have. They contribute their labour, influence, finances, and expertise in working together with us to bring the message of God’s love through the JESUS film showings, discipling new believers, training new leaders and planting churches.