Peace & Reconciliation Network Appoints Canadian Coordinator

09 May 2023
For immediate release - The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC), the World Evangelical Alliance's Peace & Reconciliation Network (PRN) and Lausanne Movement Canada (LMC) are pleased to announce the appointment of Joel Zantingh to a shared leadership role to serve the Church in Canada for holistic mission.

Zantingh will serve as PRN’s Canadian Network Coordinator, to inspire, equip, and synergize peacebuilding and reconciliation ministry within the Canadian Church as part of the WEA PRN global team led by Phil Wagler of Kelowna, B.C. Zantingh will also seek to strengthen Canadian engagement with the Lausanne Movement.

Zantingh is an ordained minister (1996) with the Evangelical Missionary Church in Canada, where he has served in local, national, and global roles. He is passionate about following Jesus and participating with the global church in God’s mission. He has a B Th in pastoral ministries and an MA in global leadership. This co-vocational role also allows him to pursue his doctorate (full bio at

Zantingh’s interest in reconciliation and peacemaking was accelerated early in his pastoral work, and in participation in some historic meetings between Black and Afrikaans evangelical pastors in South Africa in 1998. His global experience has deepened his focus on a global mission that is both mutual in relationship, and holistic in focus. His desire is to invite others to journey patiently in the long, ongoing work of reconciliation. It is foundational to the whole of the Church’s participation in God’s mission and aligned with Lausanne's holistic framework of Integral Mission. His networking and listening skills will support this role which will link resources and initiatives, with individual followers of Jesus and churches ready to deepen their involvement in seeking a world living in peace, reconciled through Christ Jesus.

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