July 15, 2021

Mississauga, Ontario – Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM) announces the appointment of Michael Waddell as Senior Associate, Faith+Work and Philippines, effective July 1, 2021.

Michael and Melanie Waddell were appointed as Global Field Staff serving in the Philippines in August 2015. They relocated to Canada in April 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While Melanie has now concluded her service as Field Staff, Michael will continue to support and oversee CBM’s programming in the Philippines, while also providing collaborative leadership for CBM’s growing involvement in Faith+Work ministries.

In Michael’s new role of Senior Associate, Faith+Work and Philippines, he will provide leadership to the overall strategy and initiatives of CBM within the area of marketplace ministries. Liaising with CBM’s partners in the Philippines in order to implement, monitor and evaluate joint programming between CBM and local church partners will also continue to be part of his role.

Says Jennifer Lau, CBM Executive Director, “The Waddells have played a very significant role in strengthening CBM’s relationship with our partner, Kabuganaan Philippines Ministry (KPM). Though Michael will continue to support our work in the Philippines, he will also be a tremendous asset to CBM’s global Faith+Work initiatives as he draws upon his extensive experience working alongside global entrepreneurs. We are thankful for Michael’s leadership in this important growth area of our ministry.”

The Waddell family will continue to reside in New Brunswick. Through her own private practice, Melanie will continue offering private counselling therapy for individuals and families.

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