This is the announcement Bill Mains has prepared. I am very thankful to Larry Nelson, Bill Mains and the Board and Executive Staff.
Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
NEW DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE APPOINTED
Rev. Jeremy Bell, Executive Minister of the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Victor Ku as CBWC’s new Director of Administration and Finance and as CBWC’s Chief Administrative and Financial Officer. Mr. Ku’s appointment is a result of a national advertising campaign and search to fill the Director’s position. Victor will be filling the position that became vacant with the retirement of David Holten, CBWC’s long time Director of Administration and Finance.
Victor Ku is an experienced professional who brings over 25 years of considerable corporate work experience in finance and administrative management to CBWC. He has been extensive involved in the development, preparation and monitoring of significant business budgets and has a strong focus on serving his prescribed client base which in CBWC’s case are the churches, ministries, pastors and lay leaders of our CBWC constituency. Mr. Ku has been described as a leader who possesses good articulation in administrative skills with a strong analytical mind, good business acumen and who is very decisive in the decision-making processes. He is also a people centric person with a passion for developing and nurturing relationships internally and externally in the organization.
Mr. Ku holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Guelph and a Master in Christian Studies from Regent College in Vancouver. He has been very involved in Christian ministry over the years serving on the Missions Committee of Dunbar Heights Baptist Church in Vancouver and as a Church Planter and Community Developer at the University of British Columbia for the West Coast Baptist Association. He has been extensively involved in overseas missions having ministered with 13 Short-term Mission Teams in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam. Victor is fluent in the English, Mandarin and Cantonese languages and also can speak the Malay and Indonesian languages. His technology and computer skills are excellent and will be put to good use as CBWC financial systems are reviewed and further developed.
Jeremy Bell comments “We are very pleased to have such a committed Christian and well-prepared professional like Victor Ku to join us in our key Director of Administration and Finance position. We look forward to the relocation of Victor and his family to Calgary as he begins this important work with our denomination as we seek to continue to advance the Kingdom of God within our CBWC constituency and throughout Western Canada. Mr. Ku is expected to begin his ministry and work as CBWC’s Director of Administration and Finance in mid-November. We wish him every success and satisfaction as he serves Christ, our churches and CBWC in this important capacity.”