WHO WE ARE

STAFF

Jamie Spence

PRESIDENT, CO-FOUNDER

Captain Jamie Spence

Biography
Jacque Spence

VICE PRESIDENT, CO-FOUNDER

Captain Jacque Spence

Biography
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VICE PRESIDENT OF ADVANCEMENT

Jim Ayer

Biography
Smiths

REGIONAL CO-DIRECTOR

Kristin Smith, RN

Biography
Smiths

REGIONAL CO-DIRECTOR

Tanner Smith, RN

Biography
Sterling Spence

ONBOARD EDITOR

Sterling Spence

Biography
Linda Sue

TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR

Linda Sue Martin

Biography
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DIRECTOR OF VOLUNTEER EFFORTS

Now Hiring

Job Description
John Bechtel

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT / WELLNESS CENTER LIASON

John Bechtel

Biography
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WAREHOUSE SUPERVISOR

Garland Crawford

Biography

CONSULTANTS

Brenda Davis

HEAD DIETICIAN

Brenda Davis, RD

Brenda, a registered dietitian, is a leader in her field and an internationally acclaimed speaker. She is co-author of eight books, including Defeating Diabetes. She is the lead dietitian in Canvasback's diabetes research project in Majuro, Marshall Islands. Brenda is a past chair of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association. 

Chris Howell

YOUTH EXTREME DIRECTOR

Chris Howell

Chris and his wife, Debbie, live in Clarksville, Maryland. They have two daughters, Jasmine and Camilia. Chris and his wife, Debbie, began their mission service in the Marshall Islands in 1986 where they spent a year as student missionaries on the island of Ebeye. They also served as missionaries in Ethiopia, Africa for four years. Chris graduated from Atlantic Union College and holds a BA in Religion. His love and commitment to youth groups keeps him in-touch with the needs of youths. He owns and operates his own carpet dyeing business, Colorful Carpets. And his expertise is in high demand and sends him all over the world speaking and training. To round out his life he is credentialed in Judo.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Every successful organization must have accountability. Canvasback Missions is very fortunate to have a team of board members who, themselves, are dedicated to mission service. Our board members possess a wide array of professional experience in many fields. This experience has been a tremendous benefit for the overall success of Canvasback for over 38 years.

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