Leadership

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title="Bruce Curtiss - Executive Director" color="blue"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"][vc_single_image image="5373" img_size="medium" alignment="center" css=".vc_custom_1504889597078{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_column_text]With 15+ experience, Bruce brings a strong background not only as Senior Chaplain and Manager of Union Gospel Mission located in Vancouver’s downtown east side, but as a coach, mentor and servant to marginalized communities in greatest need of a hand-up. Together, we look forward to working with him to fulfill our vision: a compassionate community where the cycles of poverty have been broken and lives restored in Victoria![/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_text_separator title="Sean Lewis - Church Pastor" color="blue"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"][vc_single_image image="4545" img_size="full" alignment="center" css=".vc_custom_1459884894288{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_column_text]Sean has been the founder of many ministries in the Victoria region and has been dedicated to empowering people through these ministries with the message of Jesus Christ since 2006. While serving at The Mustard Seed Street Church Sean is studying to complete his Masters in Divinity to add to his diploma in counseling. It’s Sean’s heart that the Church in Victoria will be used to minister to people in need, and operate in the power of God.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_text_separator title="Brent Palmer - Director of Stakeholder Engagement" color="blue"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"][vc_single_image image="3253" img_size="625x276" css=".vc_custom_1405986700699{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_column_text]Brent Palmer is an experienced and devoted expert on issues of food security. Not only our skilled Director, Palmer also chairs the Vancouver Island chapter of the BC Food Recovery/Distribution Centre. He was an instrumental part of starting the BC Sharing Program. Known for his dedication to alleviating child poverty, Palmer has received the Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee Award and honorary membership with the Golden Key International Honor Society.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_text_separator title="Jackie Cox-Ziegler - Director of Administration" color="blue"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"][vc_single_image image="3257" img_size="625x276" css=".vc_custom_1405986840902{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_column_text]Jackie joined the Mustard Seed's leadership team mid-2012, bringing with her a wealth of experience gained in Victoria's urban ministries. Known as a woman with deep compassion for those in need, Jackie has served in a variety of leadership roles in several local social sector agencies and shelters.Jackie's care for individuals, paired with a very analytical and detailed mind, make her a vital addition to the Mustard Seed's leadership team.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_text_separator title="Janine Boice - Director of Development" color="blue"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"][vc_single_image image="5378" img_size="625x276" css=".vc_custom_1504892930915{padding-top: 20px !important;}"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_column_text]Janine is a Victoria native that spent much of her professional career in the US and in Alberta.  Janine has a strong background in both finance where she has been an awarded for excellence and in marketing where she helped brand and build a highly successful sports company.   Janine felt a calling to take her love for people, serving the community and business acumen and join the MSSC team. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]