Our Board

Teresa Black Hughes

Teresa Black Hughes

Chairperson

Senior Financial Planner & Investment Advisor; Rogers Group Financial

Ernest Lang

Ernest Lang

vice chairperson

Founder & CEO, Promerita Financial Group

Terresa Augustine

Terresa Augustine, MA

Managing Director, TaLedi Enterprise Development Inc.

Almirea Chow

Almira Chow

Retired as Guest Services Coordinator for Canucks Sports and Entertainment

George Ratzlaff

George Ratzlaff

Retired School Teacher

Jim Barkman

Jim Barkman

CEO, Eagle West Cranes Inc.

Robert Pasman

Robert Pasman

Partner; Pasman, Smith & Co. Ltd.

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Trevor Wilson

Family Practice Physician

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Laurie Bristow

Treasurer

President, CFO on the Go!

Stanley

Stanley Martin

Lawyer, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin

Our Leadership

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William B. Mollard

President

William Mollard has served as Chief Operating Officer for The Salvation Army BC Division, and has held several executive healthcare positions in hospitals and care homes across Canada. Outside of his tremendous success in executive leadership roles, Bill has been Senior Pastor of two churches in BC, and is decorated with the Canadian Medal of Bravery (1987).

Happily married to his wife, Darlene, for over 30 years, Bill says, “It’s been the joy of our lives to enjoy each other.” With a heart for the poor and a desire to make a real difference in the lives of those in need in our communities, Bill Mollard brings a valuable perspective to UGM.

Dan Russell

Dan Russell, DMin

Director of Programs

Dan joined the staff of UGM in January 2007. As Director of Programs, Dan is responsible for the overall delivery of UGM programs into the community. He loves the opportunity to care for the poor in the name of Christ, and seeks to foster an environment of mutual respect and dignity that is extended to those we serve.

Before coming to UGM, Dan and his wife Karen served as missionaries in Austria for 14 years. With a Doctorate of Ministry from Carey Theological College, Dan is passionate about excellence and integrity in a faith-based organizational context. He’s also passionate about his three awesome kids, Andreas, Christopher and Mikaela.

Grace-Lynn Reeves

Grace Lynn Reeve, MAL, CHRP

Director of Human Resources

Grace Lynn brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her role as Director of Human Resources. She loves learning and is committed to modeling best practices in people management. Grace Lynn holds an MA in Leadership, Business, from Trinity Western University and is a Certified Human Resources Professional. Grace Lynn has an entrepreneurial bent, having spent seven years running a successful consulting practice. She also possesses extensive management and human resources experience with the provincial government. The Human Resources Department is responsible for maintenance of all UGM facilities and vehicles, and for attracting, training and supporting the amazing staff and volunteers who are the heartbeat of this organization.

Grace Lynn recently married Ken Reeve. They divide their time between Princeton and Abbotsford. Their new home church is Living Water Foursquare Church in Princeton. Between them, Grace Lynn and Ken have four sons, two daughters, and four grandchildren – so family time is a big priority!

Terri Jones

Teri Jones, MBA, MA, CPA, CMA

Director of Finance

Teri comes to UGM with many years experience in the not-for-profit sector, particularly the Christian higher-education and social services sectors. Her prior experience includes roles in both academia as a professor of business at Trinity Western University, and in financial management as the CFO/Director of Finance at Columbia Bible College in Abbotsford. She holds a CPA, CMA designation, an MBA from York University, and an MA in the History of International Relations from the London School of Economics. As Director of Finance, Teri is responsible for oversight of UGM’s financial planning, as well as support services related to technology, kitchen, and housing.

A longstanding member of Olivet Baptist Church in New Westminster, Teri is also an active volunteer at her church, and is passionate about bringing dignity and hope to people from all life situations.

Ryan Koch

Ryan Koch

Director of Resource Development

Ryan Koch has extensive fundraising experience with a number of organizations in education, healthcare, and social services. As Director of Resource Development, he is responsible for strategic leadership and managing the development, process and implementation of UGM’s annual fundraising plan in order to meet UGM’s capital and operating requirements. He is passionate about bringing hope and healing to the lives of the guests served.

Ryan and his wife Laura live in Langley with their 3 young daughters and are active members at The Church at Southpoint. With 3 young kids, spare time is not plentiful; however, Ryan likes to participate in community theatre whenever possible.