Speakers 2017-03-30T21:24:09+00:00
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Dr. Kirk Durston

Kirk Durston’s work involves a significant amount of time thinking, writing and speaking about the interaction of science, theology and philosophy within the context of authentic Christianity. He has been married for 35 years to Patti and they have six children and three grandchildren. He enjoys landscape photography, antiques of various types, wilderness canoeing and camping, fly fishing, amateur astronomy, reading, and enjoying family and friends.

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Don Corry


Don Corry is the Hamilton City Leader for the Navigators of Canada and is in his 34th year of ministering at McMaster University in Hamilton. He graduated from Royal Military College in Kingston and holds a Masters degree from McMaster Divinity College. Don’s passion it to build into the next generation of leaders. Don and his wife Lynette have three married children and four (5?) grandchildren. Don loves soccer and although recently retired, is currently coaching the goalkeepers for the Redeemer Women’s soccer team.

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Vera Ivakina

Vera is a team leader with Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship working with the High School Ministry in Etobicoke. After graduating from Queen’s University with a BA in English and B.Ed she moved to Toronto in 2013 to re-plant high school ministry in the west end of the city. She is passionate about seeing students developed into fully committed followers of Jesus and seeing missional communities on high school campuses. In her spare time she can be found swing dancing and hosting lively dinner parties.

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Alvin Lau


Since his baptism at the age of 16, Alvin has been involved in a variety of ministry settings (e.g. student leadership, university campus ministry and local youth ministry). With his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (University of Western Ontario) and Masters of Divinity in Youth and Family Ministries (Tyndale College and Seminary), he joined CBOQ Youth in 2000 and ordained in 2004. Alvin was formerly accredited as Masteries Practitioner with the International Association of Coaching.

Alvin attends Mimico Baptist Church with his wife, Natalie, and their two children.

We will continue to feature more speakers in the coming weeks.