Feeding Hope. Changing Lives.
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 People and Culture
Grace Lynn has an entrepreneurial bent, having spent many years running a successful consulting practice. She is passionate about creating and sustaining a culture in which staff and volunteers feel valued and are equipped to serve a complex clientele with excellence, while also maintaining healthy boundaries and good self-care practices. Grace Lynn holds an MA in Leadership, Business, from Trinity Western University, is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources, and has her Certified Leadership Coaching designation. She provides oversight to the Volunteer Resources and Human Resources & Payroll teams.
Grace Lynn and her husband, Ken, divide their time between Vancouver, Princeton and Abbotsford – placing a priority on family and church involvement.
Mary Lum, CPA, CA
Director of Finance
Mary brings an adaptive, dialogic, critical thinking and collaborative approach to her role as Director of Finance. Responsible for the operational and capital budgeting, financial reporting, treasury, and risk management processes at UGM, she draws on her experience at both management and governance levels within established not-for-profit organizations as well as grassroots community groups.
Born in the lower mainland, Mary has remained hyper local - in her education, marriage with Jerry, and raising of Chris and Matt. Whether hybrid homeschooling her sons, journeying with and mentoring other women in her spiritual community, or walking alongside those less advantaged especially single moms, Mary's focus and passion has been to cultivate and nourish the inner capacity in those right around her. She enjoys a good biography, a walk in nature, some gardening, and a slightly edgy cultural event.
Director of Resource Development
Ryan 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 and implementation of UGM’s annual fundraising and communications plan in order for UGM to continue to serve our guests. He is passionate about bringing hope and healing to the lives of the guests served.
Ryan lives in Langley, BC with his wife Laura and their three daughters and dog. They’re active members of their church, and spend as much time with their family of five as possible. Along with family life, Ryan and Laura are also known as “The Kwerks”, a folk-pop band that tours the Lower Mainland and province.
Director of Community Engagement and Social Enterprise
Derek has an extensive professional background in communications, community engagement, and digital marketing. As Director of Community Engagement and Social Enterprise, Derek oversees UGM’s social enterprises and UGM’s ongoing efforts to better align with key community stakeholders and the public at large. He is dedicated to sustainable innovation and partnerships that will help to transform communities.
Derek lives in Langley with his wife Claire. He enjoys reading the Globe & Mail and Quora daily, and singing karaoke. He holds an Master of Arts Degree from Regent College, has taught post-secondary courses in English Literature and Academic Writing, and has co-authored a study on housing affordability and homelessness in Vancouver.
Director of Housing and Support Services
Rob joined the staff of Union Gospel Mission in 2004 as an Associate Chaplain working in front line ministry. Since then he moved into Program Development, creating the Church Relations department and overseeing the Satellite Ministries in the city of Mission and New Westminster. Most recently he has managed the Hastings Chaplaincy and Outreach team, supporting the emergency shelter, case management and the daily meal program. Prior to UGM, Rob was a pastor to youth for over 25 years in Montreal and Vancouver.
As Director of Housing & Support Services, Rob oversees UGM’s Housing, Maintenance, Custodial and Kitchen Services. Rob believes Housing is a critical part of UGM’s Continuum of Care. Rob says, “Housing is not simply brick and mortar, it is an opportunity to create a caring and supportive community, where lives can be transformed”. With a Doctorate in Leadership from George Fox University, he is passionate about integrating individuals’ assets to strengthen teams and build community.
Married to his wife Terri, they have three young adult children. He enjoys family time, church community and the occasional car show!
Teresa Black Hughes
Senior Financial Planner & Investment Advisor; Rogers Group Financial
Partner, Bigfoot Crane Company Inc.
President, CFO on the Go!
Pasman Smith & Co. Ltd.
Retired as Guest Services Coordinator for Canucks Sports and Entertainment
Family Practice Physician
Lawyer, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin
Nadleh Whut’en First Nation
Critical Infrastructure Protection Professional & Project Manager, BC Hydro
Finance Professional, Self-Employed
Passionate to serve in a community to overcome poverty, homelessness, and addiction? Search our job openings and opportunities.
Ministry Support Workers (Hastings), on-call
Have you ever thought about connecting directly with our guests here in the Downtown Eastside--serving them in some of the most tangible ways? If you are looking to fill a few extra hours in your week, covering a variety of shifts, and are team-oriented, then you might really enjoy this opportunity!
Ministry Support Workers (Sanctuary), on-call
Have you ever thought about connecting directly with marginalized women--serving them in some of the most tangible ways? Do you dream of having a role in caring for infants--even just rocking them to sleep? If you are looking to fill a few extra hours in your week, covering a variety of shifts, and are team-oriented, then you might really enjoy this opportunity!
Ministry Support Worker (Women and Families Outreach) on-call
Are you adaptable, service-oriented, available to cover a variety of shifts (including overnight and/or weekend), and enjoy building positive relationships with women in the Downtown Eastside? If yes to all, we are seeking an auxiliary, on-call Ministry Support Worker, who is responsible for assisting the Outreach Team in ministering to marginalized women living in the neighbourhood of the Hastings Facility. You may be assisting with referrals, program activities, material needs of the women, and other tasks the women need help accomplishing.
Shift Supervisor – Outreach Worker (Auxiliary, Full-Time)
Do you have a personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ, and have a desire to work with the Downtown Eastside community? Do you want to play a role in developing and maintaining a healthy culture, providing spiritual leadership, and support for our outreach and ministry support workers? Do you have excellent communication, supervisory and time management skills?
Community Engagement Coordinator (Permanent Full-time)
Community Engagement and Social Enterprise
Does networking with people and planning events energize you? Would you like to use your talents to make a difference in the lives of our marginalized neighbours? Does serving well while still having fun matter to you? Then we know you'd fit well with our amazing UGM team!
Development Officer Annual Giving (Permanent Full-time)
Could you imagine that using your education and fundraising skill set can actually save the lives of many of our marginalized neighbours? UGM fundraisers do that! Come join us and see the difference you can make.
Outreach Worker, Hastings (Auxiliary, Full-Time)
We are looking for an Outreach Worker on our Hastings Chaplaincy and Outreach team. This position involves ministering to the men and women living in the neighbourhood of the Hastings facility. ‘Ministering’ entails forming relationships, loving, praying, declaring the good news of Jesus Christ and making disciples as well as assisting the guests with material needs.
Ministry Support Worker, Hastings (Permanent, Full-Time)
Are you adaptable, service-oriented, and enjoy building positive relationships with those in the Downtown Eastside? If yes to all, we are seeking a full-time Ministry Support Worker who is responsible for assisting the Outreach Team in ministering to marginalized men and women living in the neighbourhood of the Hastings Facility.
Shift Supervisor, Sanctuary (Auxiliary, Full-Time)
Are you adaptable, service-oriented, and enjoy building positive relationships with marginalized women in the Downtown Eastside? If yes to all, we are seeking a full-time Shift Supervisor.
Thrift Store Ministry Support Worker (Permanent Full-time)
Community Engagement and Social Enterprise
Our Downtown East Side Thrift Store needs the addition of someone skilled in urban ministry/social work and retail! Great bargains, amazing co-workers and service to our wonderful neighbours. Is this a fit for you?
Case Manager (Permanent, Full-time)
Do you have a passion for helping people discover how to move forward in their lives, and advocating on their behalf? Are you adaptable, client-centered, collaborative, and enjoy networking and building relationships with those in the Downtown Eastside community? If so, we are looking for a caring and dedicated individual to join our case management team.
Front Desk Worker (Auxiliary, Part-time)
Do you enjoy greeting and assisting a wide variety of individuals by being friendly, answering their questions, and pointing them in the right direction? Do you have a heart for the Downtown Eastside community, and have a unique ability to be caring and also firm with demanding individuals? If you are an effective communicator, highly service-oriented, and adaptable, we are looking for you to join our team.
Ministry Support Worker, Hastings (Auxiliary, Part-time)
Are you adaptable, service-oriented, available for part-time evening, overnight, and/or weekend work, and enjoy building positive relationships with those in the Downtown Eastside? If yes to all, we are seeking a part-time Ministry Support Worker who will be responsible for assisting the outreach team in ministering to our marginalized and vulnerable guests by building positive relationships with them.