On May 15, 2020, our beloved Team Lead for International Programs Judy Webb officially retires after 22 years of faithful service with CBM.

Judy holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Acadia University and a Master of Divinity from McMaster University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and a Certified General Accountant (CGA).

Judy started her career as an elementary school teacher specializing in music, then moved on to serve as a CBM Field Staff alongside the Africa Brotherhood Church in Kenya from 1980 to 1990. For the next decade after that, she then spearheaded The GIFT Initiative at the Canadian Baptist Women of Ontario and Quebec (CBWOQ). The ministry aimed to serving younger women, which Judy led for five years until she became the denomination’s Office Administrator for the rest of her tenure at CBWOQ. Judy then served as a finance officer for another development organization before coming back to CBM in 2008, where she carried out duties and responsibilities as Finance Officer for the International Partnerships Department. She became CBM’s Finance Manager then Interim Director for International Partnerships from 2015 to 2017 before taking on her current position as International Programs Team Lead.

Judy’s remarkable acumen in international partnerships makes her such an invaluable asset to CBM’s development work. Under her exemplary leadership, we are able to efficiently serve brothers and sisters in the margins. Her proficiency in program and partnership development has allowed CBM to make great strides in growing God’s work in the mission field.

Director for International Partnerships John Chan says, “In her role, Judy works closely with our global partners, collaborating, encouraging, coaching and empowering them to engage in relief and development work. Thousands of the most vulnerable people around the world were beneficiaries of the partnership between CBM and our global partners. Judy’s macro strategic thinking is balanced by her attention to details. She is vigilant in upholding the standards of accountability, and at the same time sensitive to the needs of the partner and beneficiaries. Judy is a model for all Christians in serving Jesus Christ with faith, love and hope.”

A farewell gathering was initially planned for Judy, but with the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CBM family decided to honour her through a Zoom celebration.

Happy retirement Judy! You are loved and will be missed dearly.