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How can you help vulnerable children thrive - and in a sustainable way? Our speakers will share stories from the field to illustrate why Hope Story believes in working through with local, in-country churches - working through the people who know the needs of their own community best. Contact our team in Cambridge, ON to learn more. We look forward to hearing from you!

Hope Story Speaker Profiles

Executive Director, Hope Story

Tim Brown

Tim’s life mission is to connect North Americans with exciting, church-led ministry happening in the global south. Before his appointment as Executive Director of Hope Story, Tim worked with a variety of Christian development/relief agencies, as well as the with International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the University of Ottawa. Over the course of his career, Tim has travelled widely in Africa, Latin America and Asia. Tim speaks regularly at conferences in Canada and the United States, emphasizing Christ’s call to serve the poor. He holds a Bachelor’s in Journalism from Carleton University, and a Master’s in Public & International Affairs from the University of Ottawa. He lives in Cambridge with his wife, Becky, and their three children.
President, Institute for Biblical Preaching

Roger Pascoe

For about 40 years, Roger has been engaged in pastoral ministry. In 2001, Roger began serving the Institute for Biblical Preaching, a ministry that equips, mentors, and encourages pastors in biblical preaching and leadership. He has conducted this ministry at Heritage Seminary in Cambridge, ON and Union University in Memphis, TN, but its primary focus is to serve pastors in countries where they have little or no formal theological education. As further support for this ministry, Roger publishes his written materials through an online pastors journal and for many years has broadcasted on Christian radio. In 2012, Roger co-founded and assisted in the development of The Gampela Centre for Christian Education in Burkina Faso. Roger is ordained with the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches of Canada. He has earned the Master of Theological Studies degree and the Doctor of Ministry degree in Expository Preaching. He lives in Cambridge with his wife, Janet, and has two adult children and 6 grandchildren.
church and teams engagement officer

Madison Eckert

Madison worked at her local church for seven years prior to joining the Hope Story team and was involved in a church plant. Much of her role included serving as a bridge between the community and the church, viewing partnerships with schools and other local organizations as an integral part of the church’s mission in the city. This also included a longer-term commitment to integrating her life in a more impoverished neighbourhood in which she learned about the complexities of poverty head-on and sought holistic community development. Madison has experience in preaching and facilitating seminars and hosting events, and she also hosted her own podcast, The Courage To, where she interviewed individuals from around the world. She has her bachelor's degree from Kings University College and is currently completing a Master’s in Theology at Tyndale Seminary. She lives in Hamilton, ON.