Feeding Hope. Changing Lives.
Teresa Black Hughes
Senior Financial Planner & Investment Advisor; Rogers Group Financial
Founder & CEO, Promerita Financial Group
Retired as Guest Services Coordinator for Canucks Sports and Entertainment
Retired School Teacher
Partner, Bigfoot Crane Company Inc.
Partner; Pasman, Smith & Co. Ltd.
Family Practice Physician
President, CFO on the Go!
Lawyer, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin
William B. Mollard
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, 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 Reeve, MAL, CPHR
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 Chartered Professional in Human Resources. 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, procurement and maintenance of UGM’s IT resources, and attracting, training and supporting the amazing staff and volunteers who are the heartbeat of this organization.
Grace Lynn and her husband, Ken, divide their time between Princeton and Abbotsford. Their home church is Living Water Community Church in Princeton. Between them, Grace Lynn and Ken have four sons, two daughters, and seven grandchildren – so family time is a big priority!
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 kitchen and housing operations.
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.
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.
Passionate to serve in a community determined to overcome poverty, homelessness, and addiction? Come alongside people and provide a hand up in a variety of areas. We need people with all sorts of education and professional backgrounds in our day-to-day operations.
Do you pay attention to details and value accuracy? Do you have an aptitude for organization and administration? Do you enoy working within a team to serve an entire organization? If you answered yes to these questions, there could be a place for you at UGM!
Children’s Outreach Worker
This is exciting role on the Families Team to directly impact children living in the Downtown Eastside. If you desire to be a positive influence in the lives of vulnerable kids, this might be a great fit!
Ministry Support Workers, Auxiliary, on-call, Hastings Outreach
UGM is seeking several male auxiliary, on-call Ministry Support Workers for our Vancouver (Hastings) facility to cover overnight and weekend shifts.