Keir Hammer, Director
Keir is on medical leave since October 2018, when White Cross Canada was operated by Taylor Seminary. For more information about him, please contact Taylor Seminary.
Ai Hayashizaki, Administrator
Growing up in a diverse mix of cultures in Japan, Singapore, and Indonesia, Ai has been involved in intercultural communication and missions. With her passion for poverty alleviation through Christian community development and education, she has worked with White Cross Canada since 2018 and covered the Director’s daily tasks during his leave.
Outside of the office, Ai is a knowledge hoarder, playful cook, and health & exercise enthusiast.
Bert Harsch, Volunteer Coordinator
Coming from a pastoral background, Bert has served as the Volunteer Coordinator at White Cross since 2013. He cannot help but be excited when meeting people at the Centre and showing people how God has been working in this ministry.
Bert and Myrna, his wife, are both involved with this ministry since moving closer to the Centre. They take advantage of the proximity to flexibly arrange deliveries and workdays. He is the one who handles every pound of the boxes & arranges every volunteer that comes to the Centre!
Alfred Krinke, Shipment Coordinator
Alfred was one of the leading members of White Cross Canada when NAB White Cross partitioned into the US and Canadian parts. Knowing the history, heart, and people of the ministry, he has contributed to White Cross Canada in various capacities. As the Shipment Coordinator, he communicates with our primary partners regularly and organizes preparation of container loading. While you might not see him at every workday, he is the one who connects people behind the scenes with gratitude and gentleness.
White Cross Canada board was newly established in October 2021.
Terms begin & end: Sept 30 each year.
BC – Ursula Ruediger (2021-2022)
AB – Bill Kauffeldt (2021-2024)
SK – Eldon & Kitty Arndt (2021-2023)
MB – Grace Elke (2021-2024)
ON – Joanne Hartwig (2021-2023)
Terry Fossen, Regional Minister
Matt Wilks, Associate Regional Minister
Andrea Schroth, Administrator
Rose Lubek, Bookkeeper
Find out more about ABA on their website.
Carol Potratz - Chair
Daryl Martin, Bill & Margo Baldwin, Joanne Korsch, Allen Unger
The most recent information about the team can be found here.
Visit Our Partner page to see other people working alongside us.
White Cross Canada board is represented by people from each province in Canada that is involved with White Cross ministry.
The term begins & ends on Sept 30 each year.
Q. What is your history, experience, or relationship to White Cross ministry?
Bethany Baptist Church, Richmond
My friend Joan R. and I have been involved with White Cross since the 70s and there are wonderful people (members and friends) who are faithfully cutting, sewing, rolling and knitting for the children in Cameroon. We are really blessed here.
Terwilliger Community Church, Edmonton
I am blessed in being part of the team that preps donations from our NAB churches for shipping and then helping to actually load those onto the shipping container. These opportunities have given me a greater appreciation for the many faithful servants in our churches who have spent hours preparing all that we are able to send to the Mission Field.
Eldon & Kitty Arndt
Springside Baptist Church, Springside
I have enjoyed cutting and sewing and Eldon has helped with rolling up bandages for White Cross. We have delivered the finished products to Taylor many times.
Whyte Ridge Baptist Church, Winnipeg
White Cross has been part of my life as long as I can remember. My mother was a true example to me as I can still see her sewing, cutting up old bedsheets, etc. for White Cross.
Calvary Baptist Church, Killaloe
Our group has sewn and sent blankets and layettes, etc. for decades. We had White Cross work nights once a year with our WM and then another night when we packed our boxes to ship. I have participated in cutting squares and long bandages, packing and mailing shipments.