Our vision is three-fold:
to provide a means of raising support for individual missionaries
to provide a means of raising support for mission organizations and their mission outreaches
to fund a missionaries and missions organizations retreat center called "HIS SECRET PLACE, a ministry to missionaries (M2M)”
B O A R D M E M B E R S
International Alliance for Missions, Inc.
is a not-for-profit organization who's
vision is called "Coffee with a Mission".
Over the years Derm Westcott has been highly involved in various ministries including children's street ministry, campus ministry, Christian coffee shop, and short-term mission trips to Central America. He also founded a twenty-four hour phone-in crisis intervention ministry called Turning Point Telecare.
Derm's work involves many levels of support for children at risk including the hosting of short term missions teams from Canada and United States. Through his own busyness and through his observation of others' unending efforts, God showed him the weariness and woundedness of many who are in missions. God then gave him a desire to provide support for these men and women so they can rest and be cared for, encouraged, refreshed and re-energized.
Presently Derm and his wife, Viola, serve full time in missions in Canada with International Alliance for Missions.
DR. BARRY SLAUENWHITE D.D.
Past - Chairman
Dr. Barry Slauenwhite is co-founder of the International Alliance for Missions and served on the board as chairman for 14 years. He is the author of Strategic Compassion – Reuniting the good news and the good works in the fight against poverty and is a regular speaker in churches and conferences globally.
Barry joined Compassion’s ministry in 1983 serving as Vice-President of Marketing and Church Ministry. In 1993, he was appointed the third president of Compassion Canada. During his 26 years as president, Compassion Canada has grown to be one of the largest charities in Canada. Barry has led the ministry through extensive change and has been named “2009 Outstanding Leader” in a North American wide survey by the Best Christian Workplace.
Following his graduation from Masters College and Seminary (EPBC) in 1977, Barry began his ministry as a church planter in Prince Edward Island. After establishing a church in Montague, he continued on to pastor a multicultural church in the city of Bathurst, New Brunswick. He graduated from Masters College & Seminary with a Biblical Studies Diploma, holds a BA in Theology from the Okanagan Bible College, Master in Christian Leadership from the Crest Leadership Center and a Doctor of Divinity from the Canada Christian College & School of Graduate studies.
Barry serves on the panel of advisors for the Centre for Public Theology in the Faculty of Theology at Huron University College (at the University of Western Ontario, UWO) and is a regular speaker for the Ivey School of Business at UWO.
Barry has become a spokesperson for the poor. He travels the globe motivating Christians to reach out and help children at risk. Whether speaking to an audience of 10,000 in a contemporary church in Asia or a group of 10 native pastors under a tree in Africa, Barry shares his passion for the strategic potential of children in God’s kingdom. “Serving with Compassion is a perfect opportunity for me to use my gifts and skills to change the world,” says Barry. “I cannot imagine a better way to spend my life than investing it to develop children who otherwise would have no hope.” Barry goes on to say that, “The most loving & strategic intervention that can be done for children is to bring them, through the local church’s ministry, to their heavenly father. When a child comprehends that God loves them, their self-worth is improved and their ability to cope with life’s complex problems is enhanced.”
Janice Adams has been a member of the IAM Board since 2003. She is also an elder at her local church and has often served as a member of its board.
Janice was a language arts and science teacher of young adolescents for over thirty years. She has a masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Memorial University of Newfoundland. She is a co-author/consultant of a high school text entitled Reading and Writing Success for Seniors published in 2001 by Harcourt Canada Ltd.
An active participant in her church for 32 years, Janice has served as a member of the board for numerous terms, has been the missions committee coordinator, has been involved in a number of ministries for children, and is presently an elder and facilitator of a women’s cell group.
Janice, born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, has resided with her husband Ki in St. John's, Newfoundland since 1974. The Adams have two adult married daughters, Allison and Taylor, who live in Louisiana and Germany respectively.
Alma and her husband Keith own and operate a successful business in Springdale, Newfoundland. As business owners for more than 40 years, they have had an avenue to bless and enrich the Kingdom of God.
Over the years Alma has been actively involved in serving her community. She has worked in administration, as treasurer for the Portugal Cove Co-op Preschool, and project manager for various projects that have enhanced her community. For several years, Alma volunteered her time and energy as a leader with the Boys Scouts of Canada. She has also offered her services to the hearing and visually impaired community. She spent many years serving as recording secretary with the local chapter of Women Aglow International, a ministry to woman of all faiths. Alma has also been and remains very much involved in her local church. There she has participated in children's ministry, presided over women's ministry, and has for a number of years facilitated a small cell group. In 2006, she organized and led this cell group on a mission trip to Honduras.
Making a difference in people's lives has always been her desire. As a member of the Board of Directors for International Alliance for Missions, Inc. she believes, once again, she will have the opportunity to do just that.
Lorne was and raised in Newfoundland but moved to Ontario with his wife, Cathy, in 2015 when Lorne became the National Director of Kingdom Advisors in Canada, a ministry to financial professionals across North America. Before taking this position, Lorne was a financial advisor for 24 years having obtained several industry designations such as Certified Financial Planner and also Certified Kingdom Advisor. In 1986, he graduated from Masters College & Seminary in Peterborough, ON with a Bachelor of Theology. That same year, he entered full-time pastoral ministry and married Cathy Wheeler, a fellow Bible College graduate. His true passion is teaching the Word of God and is pleased to offer his dynamic public speaking ability to serve at M2M each year. He thoroughly enjoys digging into the Word and bringing out hidden treasures.
Lorne and Cathy enjoy road cycling/trail biking together in beautiful Ontario. They truly are a team and are living out the verse in Ecclesiastes 4:9 which says, “Two people are better off than one for they can help each other succeed.” (NLT) They are also enjoying the new adventure of “grandparent-hood.”