CBOQ Children and Family Ministries exists to serve God by developing and mobilizing frontline children and family ministry leaders across Ontario and Quebec in partnership with Christian family agencies in engaging children and empowering families to reach their God-given potential.
Our strategy to fulfill our mission takes place in these six ways
Coaching and Consultation
Meeting with ministry leaders or churches to discuss a variety of children and family ministry issues.
Make the most of a wide variety of resources (electronically, in print, through partnerships).
Creating ways for ministry leaders to come alongside parents to be involved in Kingdom focused ways.
Advocacy and Research
Together, building awareness and giving children and family ministry a voice in our churches.
Providing high-quality professional development.
Doing things together that we may not be able to do alone that creates spiritual life change.
Children and Family Ministry Associate
Tanya is a contributing member of the CBOQ Next Generation team. She oversees various training and resourcing initiatives for CBOQ churches seeking to draw out the giftedness of children and families in their midst.
She brings with her a blend of hands-on experience in children, youth and family ministry in the local church as an ordained pastor, having served for 16 years in 3 different CBOQ churches, along with leadership development and administrative experience. Moreover, she is motivated by the opportunity and privilege to journey alongside others, helping them to discover their God-given gifts and abilities, and equipping them to serve in the area of Children and Family Ministry.
She holds a Bachelor of Religious Education and a Master of Theological Studies from Tyndale University College & Seminary. She is also a graduate of the Arrow Leadership Program. Since 1997, Tanya has served CBOQ in volunteer leadership positions including the CBOQ Board, various committees, retreat teams for CBOQ Youth and the Children’s Ministry Advisory Team.
Tanya is married to Alfred and they live in Oakville, Ontario with their 3 daughters.