After serving for nearly 20 years as the Executive Director of OC now serves with our Corporate Chaplains Canada ministry.
Gerry served in several pastoral roles for over 20 years before joining Outreach Canada. Gerry and Arnell Motz began the ministry in Canada in 1985. Arnell was with OC for the first five years and then left to give leadership to another Canadian mission and Gerry stayed on developing the ministry. He also served as chairman of the board for Northwest Baptist College and Seminary for 12 years when they sold the facility in Vancouver and moved to the Trinity Western University campus. In his role he was involved in the establishment of the ‘ACTS’ seminaries.
Gerry’s first wife Susie went to be with the Lord after a long fought battle with cancer. Nancy his current wife lost her husband as well to cancer. Nancy has been a real blessing to the family as well as OC. Her previous ministry involvement with Campus Crusade For Christ in the ‘Athletes in Acton’ ministry uniquely qualified her for the ministry she has had with OC.
Gerry and Susie had two boys, Craig and Chris. Both are married living in the area and Craig served in South Africa with OC before coming back to Canada to take on the Executive Director position vacated by Gerry. Nancy and Gordon Barwell had two children, Jay and Jody. Both of her children live in Ontario. So combining the two families they have four adult married kids with 11 grandchildren.