Effective Community Leadership


Providence Board of Governors

The vitality and integrity of Providence is maintained and strengthened by a committed Board of Governors. Members of the Board actively participate in advancing the University College and Seminary mission and vision for the glory of God. These men and women represent a variety of professions. Their collective wisdom and experience under God’s providence support the pursuit of truth and the education of future generations of leaders for society and the church.

Gordon Giesbrecht, Ph.D.

Winnipeg, MB
Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, University of Manitoba

Lorn Bergstresser

Lorn Bergstresser

Morris, MB
Assistant CEO, Talking Communities

David Baker
Winnipeg, MB
President/CEO, Think.Shift

Harold Barg

Harold Barg
Lorette, MB
Owner/President, NDL Construction Ltd.


James Driedger
Otterburne, MB
Seminary Student Body Representative, Providence Seminary

Lorna Dueck
Burlington, ON
CEO, Crossroads Christian Communications Inc.


Beverly J. Dyck
Winnipeg, MB
Executive Assistant, Lawton Partners, Financial Planning Services


Johanna Franz
Winkler, MB
Lawyer, Wiens and Franz Law Office


Winona (Nonie) Giesbrecht
St. Agathe, MB
Customer Sales and Service


Gavin Hall
Winnipeg, MB
Pastor, Charleswood Community Church

David Johnson
Steinbach, MB
President, Providence

Elfrieda Lepp-Kaethler
Steinbach, MB
Assistant Professor of TESOL, Providence University College

John Laugesen
St. Pierre-Jolys, MB
Vice President for Administration, Providence

Howard G. Jolly
Winnipeg, MB
Pastor, First Nations Community Church

Janine Parkinson
Morris, MB
Registered Nurse, Morris General Hospital

Jeff Pries
Mississauga, ON
Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Bison Transport

Stephen Pasiciel
Abbotsford, BC
Business Development Manager, Kerkhoff Technologies Inc.

Kathy Thiessen
Winkler, MB
Payables, Sunset Express Ltd.




Ron B. Friesen
Rosenort, MB
Agriculture Equipment Sales, Rosenort Motors


Libby Hanna
Niverville, MB
Wiebe Investments


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Otterburne, Manitoba, Canada, R0A 1G0
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