Leadership

Management Team

Ted Seres, CEO & President – Ted comes to OneBook with much experience in the Bible translation movement. Prior to joining OneBook, he served as the National Director of the Canadian Bible Society. Ted, an ordained minister with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (PAOC), was also involved in pastoral ministry, and later served with the PAOC in the areas of missions with newcomers to Canada, First Nations leadership, and chaplaincy.

Ted received his B.A in Political Science from McMaster University in Hamilton, ON, and earned his M.Div. at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Saskatoon, SK.

Ted is passionate about fulfilling the Great Commandment and the Great Commission, and seeing people connect with God in their own language.

Dennis Shierman, VP of Development – Dennis joins OneBook with a wealth of fundraising, engagement and development experience, as well as serving in Indonesia and Bolivia as a missionary with his wife, Judy. Recently Judy and Dennis moved back to Calgary when Judy accepted a position as Lead Pastor at Altadore Baptist Church. Dennis is a graduate of Carey Theological College and a registered member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He is excited to use his gifts, talents and years of experience with OneBook, as he engages in this vital ministry around the world.
Jerry Haasdyk, Director Development, Western Canada
For the past 33 years, Jerry has served in multiple roles in project management and resource development within the Bible translation movement in Mozambique, South Africa and Canada. Seconded from Wycliffe Bible Translators.
Robin Clark, Director of Admin and HR – One of the founding staff members of OneBook, Robin’s previous experiences with Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship and the United Nations have honed her skills and developed her passion.
Martin Engler, Program Director –
Serving with his wife Chrissy in the Bible Translation movement for over 30 years, first in Cameroon and then in various roles in Canada, Martin’s passion is that the power of the living word may transform people and become followers of Jesus Christ. Martin is a graduate of the Theological Seminary Bienenberg, Switzerland, rooted in the European Mennonite Tradition, and then later used his training in Audio and video to further the use of the Bible in Africa before taking on a role in Program support.
 
 

All board members are significant donors, passionate about Bible translation, and are active volunteers in Canada and overseas with our indigenous partners.

Carol Janzen, Board Chair – Prince Albert
Chartered Accountant and business owner.
Glen Belbeck, Vice Chair – Calgary
Retired geoscientist and team manager with over 32 years exploration experience with a global oil and gas company.
Bruce Cameron, Board Treasurer – Toronto
Retired educator and senior board administrator.
Reid Wilke LLB, Board Secretary – Medicine Hat
Lawyer with Smith & Hersey Law, specializing in corporate and farm/ranch work.
Efi Tembon MA, Board Member – Yaoundé, Cameroon
General Director of the Cameroon Association for Bible Translation and Literacy (CABTAL), the largest independant, indigenous Bible translation organization in the world, leading over 67 Bible translation projects.
Bruce Smith, Board Member – Orlando, Florida – President and CEO of Wycliffe Associates – leads the acceleration of Bible translation in 75 countries. Also, former COO of Mission Aviation Fellowship in the United States (MAF-US).
Peter Vandenberg, Board Member – Winnipeg
Entrepreneurial leader of a high end custom jewellery, and jewellery distribution business; Peter is passionate about marketing and has extensive experience in church and business leadership. He is actively involved in church, drama, and music.
Jerry Poelman, Board Member – Fort McLeod, Alberta – Canadian beekeeper and honey producer.
Elizabeth den Otter, Board Member – Toronto
Air Traffic Controller at Pearson International Airport with a degree in Aerospace Engineering; Elizabeth is actively involved in the Christian Reformed Church and in the Bible translation movement as a volunteer.
Ned Benner, Board Member – Calgary
Having previously served as Chair of the OneBook board, Ned is passionate about building God’s Kingdom through leadership, mentorship and giving. His has held various leadership roles in the communications industry for over 28 years and has been are actively involved in his church for over 35 years.