Our Leadership

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 also possesses extensive management and human resources experience with the provincial government. The Operations Department is responsible for maintenance of all UGM facilities and vehicles, running UGM’s meal program, 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 holds an MA in Leadership, Business, from Trinity Western University and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources.

Grace Lynn and her husband, Ken, divide their time between Vancouver, 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!

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.

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.

Derek Weiss

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, Social Enterprise, and Housing, Derek oversees UGM’s housing, social enterprises, community building, media relations, social media, 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.

Our Board

Teresa Black Hughes


Senior Financial Planner & Investment Advisor; Rogers Group Financial

Almira Chow

Retired as Guest Services Coordinator for Canucks Sports and Entertainment

Jim Barkman

vice chairperson

Partner, Bigfoot Crane Company Inc.

Robert Pasman

Pasman Smith & Co. Ltd.

Trevor Wilson

Family Practice Physician

Laurie Bristow


President, CFO on the Go!

Stanley Martin

Lawyer, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin

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