Partners In Mission

CBM Partners In Mission


Tim and Kallie Hutton

Tim and Kallie Hutton both grew up in Saskatchewan (Kallie in Regina and Tim in Yorkton) and first met while working at a summer camp. They have each visited over twenty countries and as a couple backpacked Europe, North Africa, and Asia. 
Kallie pursued international development during university where she majored in Global Ministries and undertook a four month internship in Bolivia in her last year. This experience allowed her to use her education to participate in several ministry and development programs, incur a conversational level of Spanish, and witness both the beauty and challenges of life in Bolivia. 

Later, Kallie held two different jobs that each compliments the work she is doing in Bolivia. As a youth leader in a multicultural church located in the core of Montreal, she gained further experience in youth leadership and serving in a cross-cultural context. Her second position was with a face-to-face fundraising organization who perform contract work for Non Governmental Organizations such as Doctors Without Borders, UNICEF. She also had the opportunity to do a six month internship with an organization to end world poverty. Through the posts she held, Kallie was able to use her administrative and managerial skills while becoming well acquainted with the non-profit world. 

Tim has a passion about history, politics, literature, and technology, he loves exploring innovative ways to better help people find and evaluate needed information. To this end, Tim has completed a Masters of Library and Information Science from McGill University and has also had the opportunity to work in several academic and public libraries. An active member of Librarians Without Boarders—an Non Governmental Organization that strives to improve access to information resources regardless of language, geography, or religion—Tim has been able to take part in a number of partnerships with local and international communities and experience the challenges and rewards of improving information access in various parts of society. 
Since the fall of 2013, the have been volunteering with CBM and their amazing work in Bolivia. During this time they’ve had many opportunities to get directly involved with several great projects, work alongside a number of other organizations, build some great personal and working relationships, and develop a better understanding of the Bolivian context. 
They have both taught school in Bolivia and through teaching they are in a better position to connect senior students with library resources and skills which directly complement their studies. Tim also works in the library of 2 Bolivian seminaries. As both of these schools operate in Spanish, it is proving to be challenging yet quite rewarding to get increasingly involved with both staff and students. This obstacle has also created an opportunity for Tim to teach ESL courses at the Baptist Seminary over the 2014-15 school year. 
Kallie  also works with the aid and development branch of the Bolivian Baptist Union. A Bolivian organization that exists to serve prison and street kids, promotes local economic development, health initiatives, food security, and responsible environmental practices. 

Her primary focus will be helping this organization work through different changes in their administrative processes required by the Bolivian government and recommended by CBM.


Bill and Janice Dyck

Bill and Janice Dyck currently live and work in Calgary where they are both actively involved at First Baptist Church.  Bill has been the Interim Lead Pastor since August 2014, and also continues to serve in his previous role of Pastor of International Ministries, providing support to four different ethnic congregations.

Prior to that, the Dycks worked with CBM from 1999 to 2013. They were Global Field Staff in Indonesia for 11 years, training and mentoring pastors, students and church leaders. After returning to Canada in 2010, Bill took on the role of CBM’s Western Canada Manager, engaging with churches to promote and support global discipleship initiatives.

When they first joined CBM, the Dycks brought with them significant pastoral experience in churches ranging from a church plant to a multi-staff congregation.  Bill and Janice have been sensing a growing call to return overseas to continue working in their area of passion – leadership formation with pastors and lay leaders. CBM was excited and blessed when the Dycks inquired about possible areas of need where their gifts could be used, and it soon became obvious that it was on CBM’s Latin America team. Bill participated in a two-month short-term trip to Mexico in 1982, and has since believed that God may have a return trip to serve in Latin America somewhere in the plans.

CBM believes the timing was God-ordained for their next assignment, as our oldest partner, the Bolivian Baptist Union (UBB), continued to voice its desire to equip and mentor their leaders, especially in their understanding and practice of integral mission – sharing God’s love through word and deed.  As a seasoned couple with experience in a wide range of ministry contexts, the Dycks will be an excellent resource to the UBB.

Bill and Janice have an adult son, daughter and son-in-law who will remain in Canada cheering them on as they enter this new chapter in their ministry.

Here is the link to the Dyck's latest newsletter:

 

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