Dr. Robert CousinsDirector of TIM Centre
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As the director of the Tyndale Intercultural Ministries Centre (TIM Centre), Robert seeks to engage and encourage multicultural leaders in global missions. A graduate of Ontario Bible College (BTh) and Wheaton Graduate School (MA in Intercultural Studies), Robert and his wife Sheila have served in theological education and leadership development with Africa Inland Mission (AIM) in Kenya and Tanzania for the past 12 years. Robert has also served as personnel director of AIM (Canada) for 5 years and was seconded from AIM to MissionPrep, an inter-mission cross-cultural training partnership, where he served as Director for 8 years. Robert is adjunct professor at Tyndale Seminary, a facilitator for MissionPREP, Perspectives and The School for Urban Biblical Studies (SUBS).
Dr. Tim TangAssociate Director of TIM Centre
Rev. Dr. Timothy Tang was born in Toronto where he now lives with his wife Joanne, who is a high school teacher in the York Board of Education. They have two sons and a daughter, Tobin Wesley, Mathis Jiles, and Breylin Emmanuelle, who are 11, 9, and 5 years old respectively. Pastor Tim has been the English pastor at the East Toronto Chinese Baptist Church where he has been ministering for 15 years. After studying at Upper Canada College, he went on to the University of Waterloo where he completed his B.Sc. in Kinesiology. Though Tim planned a career in health care, God called him to full time ministry during a short-term missions trip to Asia in 1996, after which he finished his M.Div. in Youth and Family Ministry at Tyndale Seminary. Since that time, Tim has been involved with John424, a worship ministry; the Tribe of Issachar, a leadership training ministry; and completed a 2-year program called Arrow Leadership. Tim has also recently completed a Doctor of Ministry in Leadership at Gordon-Conwell Seminary.
Dr. Mark ChapmanResearch Consultant for TIM Centre, Assistant Director of DMin & Assistant Professor of Research Methods at Tyndale Seminary
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Mark has wide experience in social science research and teaching at the graduate level. His current research examines the role of churches in immigrant integration and settlement and networks among Canadians who are trying to start new churches. His other involvements include participation in the Canadian Society for the Study of Religion and the Association for Doctor of Ministry Education, project supervision for doctoral students, co-chairing the Tyndale Research Ethics board and an active role as lay leader at Hazelglen Alliance Church in Kitchener-Waterloo.
Dr. James WatsonChair of UReachToronto
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James Watson is the chair of UReach Toronto. He is a consultant for Church Planting and Congregational Revitalization for The Salvation Army and a recent doctrinal graduate in Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary.
Elsie LoAdministrative Assistant
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Elsie was born and raised in Hong Kong and moved to Canada at a young age. She now lives in Toronto with her husband Philip Lee, who is currently involved with The Evangelical Alliance Mission in Marketplace Ministry development. After meeting in university, they worked as campus ministers with Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship in Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo for about 7 years. Elsie's growing interest in intercultural communication led her to complete a Certificate in Intercultural Studies at the University of British Columbia and a MA TESOL in the U.K., where she researched intercultural competence in language teachers. She joined the TIM Centre Team as the administrative assistant in 2016.
Albert WaiCoordinator of Diaspora Missional Churches Network
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Born and raised in HongKong, Albert came to Toronto in 1982 with wife Daisy and daughter Ada, amidst those recession years of Canada. Though he already had an expatriate background with one of the largest banks in the world, he still had to go through the struggles of an average immigrant in establishing lives for the family and spiritual pursuit nonetheless. However, the Lord also used this background of his to call him and Daisy to commit to foreign missions in 1986. When his home church Richmond Hill Christian Community Church began thinking of building their own premises in 1988, the Lord inspired Albert to join the church staff as Administrative Secretary. After the building construction was done, the Lord led him to serve in leadership in 3 Chinese parachurches before joining SEND International of Canada in 2001 to round up his passions on mission. In 2015, Dr. Cousins brought to him the equipping and mission needs of immigrants particularly after their influx into Toronto in the past 10 years. Thus, Albert was seconded from SEND to TIM Centre for that purpose. He graduated from Tyndale Seminary his MTS with emphasis on missions in 2001, part-timing since 1990. Now, Albert and Daisy has 3 more children, named alphabetically Beatrice, Cedric and Dudon; and 4 grandchildren from their two daughters. Albert has been an active member of the Chinese Alumni Committee in Tyndale Seminary, founder of Perspectives Course in Chinese, founding board member of MissionFest Toronto, longest standing board member of Lausanne Canada, and boards of other parachurches.