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By: Marvin Srigley on: February 22, 2015
Story Type: News    

Camino Global in Canada Announces New National Director


Following much prayer and an extended search, the Canadian Board of Directors of Camino Global announces the appointment of (Gordon) Keith Elliott as National Director, effective March 2015.

Strong Spanish language and cultural experience with a passion for pastoral care accompanied by abilities in preaching, teaching and writing were central to the Camino Global Board's selection. "We are delighted that Keith and Ruth Ann are eager to serve as a team, with Ruth Ann assisting with administration. Their desire to continue using their skills to serve Spanish-speakers across Canada is an encouragement to the future of Camino Global" says Chair Marvin Srigley, speaking for the Board selection committee.

Elliott takes the reins from Charlene de Haan, whose five years of dedicated service transformed Camino Global into a viable ministry across Canada. Elliott anticipates shaping a vision for the future as the public voice of Camino Global to seminaries and churches, both English and Spanish, across Canada. He sees clearly how Camino Global is positioned with real opportunity to go global with Spanish-speakers.

Sandra Tjart, Director of EMCC World Partners shares commendation. "The Elliotts dedicated servant ministry has effected change in the lives of many people in Canada and Latin America. They have served the Lord in a variety of roles including pastoral ministry in Canada, church planting, pastoral training and field leadership in Ecuador, Director of Missions and Administration of the EMCC in Canada, and pastoral care with sister denominations of the EMCC in Latin America. We pray that Keith and Ruth Ann will continue to be fruitful as ever learning disciples; we pray God's richest blessings upon them."

Elliott served with the Evangelical Missionary Church in Canada, Mexico and Ecuador. Both raised in Ontario, Keith studied at Emmanuel Bible College (B.Th.) and Wilfrid Laurier University (B.A. & M.T.S.) while Ruth Ann trained as a Registered Nurse and later studied counselling to further her passion for women's ministry.

To invite Elliott to speak, please contact Camino Canada.

Founded in 1890 as the Central American Mission, Camino Global has always focused on ministry among Spanish speakers. Today, Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world! The scope of Camino's outreach is international, spanning four continents with missionaries serving on-site or online. As Camino Global celebrates 125 years in 2015, David Ruiz, Vice President of Global Ministries, says "This is a time when the Lord wants to make a deep impact in world evangelization through the Spanish speaking church."

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