Bruce J. Clemenger

Effective Jan. 31, 2023, Bruce J. Clemenger became Senior Ambassador and President Emeritus of the EFC.


Speaker information

Bruce J. Clemenger has served with EFC since 1992. In 1996 he established the EFC's Ottawa office and became the founding director of what has come to be called the EFC's Centre for Faith and Public Life. He served the EFC as president and CEO from June 1, 2003 to Jan. 31, 2023.

He has served on the board of the Salvation Army Ethics Centre in Winnipeg, as an adjunct faculty member of Tyndale University College and Seminary in Toronto, and at Trinity Western University in Langley, B.C. He has also served as a member of the International Council of the World Evangelical Alliance.

He has extensive contact with Christian leaders as well as key policy makers from coast to coast. He speaks and writes on religion, culture, ethics and politics, and is regularly interviewed by both secular and religious media.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts (honours) in economics and history, and a Master of Philosophical Foundations in political theory. He is currently working on a PhD in political theory which examines the accommodation of religious, cultural and institutional pluralism within the context of political liberalism. Prior to coming to the EFC, he served with Samaritan's Purse Canada, a relief and development organization.

He and his wife, Tracy, and two daughters live in the Ottawa Valley.

You can download hi-res pictures of him: 2018, 2015-serious, 2015-smiling, 2015-left, 2015-right, 2013-glasses. And see his staff profile page and list of articles.

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