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 Operations
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.
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.
Director of Community Engagement, Social Enterprise and Housing
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.
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
Partner, Bigfoot Crane Company Inc.
Pasman Smith & Co. Ltd.
Family Practice Physician
President, CFO on the Go!
Lawyer, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin
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.
Emergency Shelter Worker (Auxiliary, Part-time)
Programs; Hastings Chaplaincy and Outreach
Our Emergency Shelter is a critical service to the Downtown Eastside community--especially in the winter months, and is often a stepping stone to accessing further assistance at UGM. If you desire to help provide a safe and welcoming place to to the most vulnerable in our city, this may be a good fit for you!
Development Coordinator, Special Giving, Permanent Full-time
We are looking for a Development Coordinator to join our talented Annual and Special Giving team. If you have experience in developing relationships, planning events, are a self-motivated individual and want to share your fundraising talents, then look no further!
Ministry Support Worker (Permanent, Full-time)
If you are a Christian male who desires to minister directly with marginalized men and women in the DTES community and has a flexible schedule to cover a variety of shifts, including overnights and weekends, this position may be a great fit!
Gift Processing Clerk, Permanent Full-time
Resource Development, Strategy & Direct Marketing
Are you organized, energetic and detail oriented? Do you thrive in a very affirming office environment? We are looking for a Permanent Full-time Gift Processing Clerk to join our hardworking Gift Processing team that serves a highly respected organization and its important work on the Down Town East Side.