49-40 Carl Hall Road Toronto, ON, M3K 2C1
(416) 496-1794

What We Do

About Us

Our Mission

Our Roadmap starts with our enduring mission which declares our organizational purpose and serves as the standard against which all of our actions and decisions are measured. Our mission is:

"Changing and Affecting Lives"

Our Vision

Our vision is the continuity of the ministry of Jesus Christ and can be summed up in two words: Changed Lives

At Rhema we seek to change lives through:

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Core Values

Our core values give shape to our organizational culture while informing our behavior in the world; our holistic values promote life at its very best and they define how we live:

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Tasked with overall governance, our Executive Board ensures that through fiduciary duty, oversight and strategic policies, the vision of our organization is realized. Meet the members of our board who are championing our future success.

Corporate Strategy

Our corporate strategy puts forth our global priorities while giving shape to the future of our organization as we seek to transform lives, sustain positive human growth and create a better world for future generations:


Supporting Spiritual Excellence:

Deliver with excellence a Spirit-filled worship & ministry experience that is innovative, relevant and that serves broader communities.


Affecting Human Wellness:

Deliver holistic programs and services that addresses the spiritual, social and economic well-being of the individual, family, and community.


Creating Sustainable Communities:

Feed, clothe, shelter, integrate and empower those within the broader community who are unable to do so.


Building A Better World:

Engage in meaningful educational, missional and environmental initiatives that further human growth and progress.

Corporate Strategy

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Toronto Headquarter

49-40 Carl Hall Road
Downsview Park, M3K 2C1

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Valentine Akuazaoku is the Chief Executive Officer of Rhema Canada, Inc.

As CEO, Valentine leads a strong management team delivering Rhema’s mission of “Changing & Affecting Lives.”  Under his leadership, Rhema is assured of people excellence and organizational productivity and profitability, leading to the fulfillment of Rhema’s vision of “Changed Lives” in Canada and around the world. Valentine serves on Rhema Canada’s Board of Directors.

Valentine is a Telecoms and IT Technology professional with over 17 years of experience in enterprise level Information Technology, Quality Assurance, IT Consulting Services and Software Development Life Cycle.

Prior to Rhema, Valentine held a Senior Quality Assurance Specialist role at Unify Inc., formerly known as Siemens Enterprise Communications Inc., where he was instrumental in delivering mission-critical projects on time and on budget. Previously, as a Professional Services Consultant with the same company, he delivered superior IT consulting services and support to mostly Fortune 500 clients which included amongst others, banks, hospitals, governmental agencies, schools, manufacturing companies as well as retail companies. Before moving to Canada in 2000, he also held IT contracts with GMAC, Norwich Union and Shell all in the UK.

Val has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from University of Lagos, Nigeria and an MBA from University of Wales, Cardiff Business School, UK. He is proficient in various IT technologies and also has numerous professional designations including MCSE, MCSE I, CCNA and PMP (Foundation).

Val has been working with the Lord for over 21 years. He has a heart for people and desires to see God’s rule in every area of life.  

Val is married to Urenna and together they have 3 lovely children: Umechi, Ugochi and Udochi. He is also an avid sports enthusiast.

Valentine Akuazaoku

Chief Executive Officer

Pauline Alcendor is Chief Human Resources Officer of Rhema Canada, Inc.

She is responsible for Rhema’s people first culture, enabling the highest level of productivity. The welfare of our people begins and ends with the CHRO and Pauline is tasked with the holistic health and proper placement of all staff.

Pauline ensures a standardized and vibrant corporate culture leading the Human Resources, Talent Management and Corporate Culture departments which include the Staffing, Compensation & Benefits, Workplace Safety, Recruiting, Performance Management, Training & Development and Employee Engagement teams.

Pauline is an experienced HR advisor, providing direction in areas such as Employee Training, Business Planning and Performance Management.  She is skilled in the areas of culture-building, as well as change, talent and performance management. She is an HR strategist with exemplary skill in risk assessment, risk mitigation and project management.

Pauline is a Certified Performance Consultant, E-Learning Specialist, Master Trainer and Instructional Designer. Equipped with her experience and education, she implements best practices that contribute to a stable and qualified Human Resources environment.

Pauline studied Strategic Human Resources Management at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. She also holds a degree in Political Science and French from McMaster University as well as a Human Resources Management and Teacher/Trainer of Adults certificate from Centennial College.

Pauline Alcendor

Chief Human Resources Officer

Pauline is married to Martin Alcendor and is the mother of three beautiful and delightful daughters: Savannah, Dallas and Geneva.

Dion Cockett is Chief Technology Officer of Rhema Canada, Inc.

He is the principal advisor responsible for the design, development and management of the information systems and technology that enables Rhema’s business and strategic growth.

Dion leads the Applications and Infrastructure departments, which include: Software Development, Network, Technical Services, Telecommunications and Web Solutions.

Dion sets the overall technical direction, including short and long term technology strategies, policy and research and development. He possesses a wealth of computer programming, project management and enterprise solution integration experience gained through 20 years in the telecommunications Industry. Among his many credits is the development of software for major organizations such as TELUS and the Greater Toronto Airport Authority.

Dion has a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from Humber College. Having acquired mastery in Information Technology, music artistry and audio engineering, he possesses the knowledge and experience to ensure that Rhema advances the vision through leading edge technology.

Dion is the President of Dtech and is married to his beautiful wife Natasha. Together they have three wonderful daughters: T’Yonna, D’Nae and J’Niya.

Dion Cockett

Chief Technology Officer

Jacqueline Evans is Chief Communications Officer of Rhema Canada, Inc.

She is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic communications plans promoting the organization’s goals and objectives. Assigned to develop and execute Rhema’s internal and external communication strategy, she ensures our message, reputation and brand excellence are properly communicated and represented to all stakeholders.

Jacqueline is tasked with delivering communications excellence and leads the Media and Marketing & Promotions departments which include the Broadcast Services, Creative Media Solutions, Creative Images, Communications, Events Services and Retail Services teams.

As Associate Director in one of Canada’s largest ICT organizations, she led the development, implementation and measurement of strategic, marketing programs utilizing predictive data models to measure and monitor successful engagements with goals of program adoption, utilization and revenue attainment.

Jacqueline has over 16 years in various senior marketing roles at Sun Oracle’s Canadian subsidiary. There she was responsible for identifying, monitoring and controlling interdependencies and risks associated with national communications, market development and product management in a global environment.

Jacqueline has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from York University and certificates in Marketing Management and Business Partner Management from Canadian Management Institute and Schulich School of Business, York University.

Jacqueline Evans

Chief Communications Officer

Jacqueline is creator of AmplifyExchange© a program methodology for transforming organizations’ communications capacity and AmplifyExchange Forum© where communications professionals come together to learn, grow and network.

Jacqueline enjoys art of Canadian artist Tom Thomson. She also enjoys golfing and likes to explore recipes.

Oyinkan Sanni is Chief Administration Officer of Rhema Canada, Inc.

She is responsible for managing Rhema’s operations. With a focus on strategic, tactical and short-term operations management, she ensures the successful outcome of all initiatives through the application of change management and project management processes.

Oyinkan is tasked with the development, operation and improvement of systems that create and deliver Rhema’s services with excellence and will lead the Operations Department which includes two teams: Facilities Management, mandated to provide with excellence the finest in facility and property care and Security Services, providing a safe and comfortable environment for every person attending our facility.

Oyinkan has experience in managing the planning and implementation of projects that deliver business capabilities across the enterprise at the consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Utilizing the dimensions of people and processes, she addresses strategy and growth in complex environments of change and ensures that stakeholder requirements are properly captured and accurately executed. She is a Learning and Development trainer specializing in Enhanced Working Practices (EWP), a methodology developed and used by PwC to increase employee and client satisfaction.

Oyinkan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Chemistry from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and has obtained her PMP designation from the Project Management Institute. Oyinkan enjoys reading; some of her favourite books are Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain and Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg. She is at her happiest when able to affect the lives of others in a positive way.

Oyinkan Sanni

Chief Administration Officer

Akinwale Thompson is the Chief Financial Officer of Rhema Canada, Inc.

He is also an associate pastor at Rhema Christian Ministries (RCM), one of the divisions of Rhema Canada. Prior to joining Rhema Canada in a full-time capacity, he worked in the Financial Services industry in Canada for 15 years with institutions such as TD Canada Trust and Bank of Montreal.

Akinwale also volunteers as an Ambassador of Canadian Institute of Financial Planning (CIFP) where he educates students in colleges and universities about the Financial Planning profession. He has a strong passion for financial literacy and believes that all of God’s children have equal access to the Father and can tap into a wealth of gifts and resources by following the leading of the Holy Spirit. Because of this passion, he has been a volunteer teacher of the Wealth management classes at Rhema Christian Ministries since 2010.

Akinwale Thompson can also be found in the entertainment industry, where he sometimes MCs at events and functions, and in the film industry where he executive produces alongside his wife and high school sweetheart who is an independent film maker.

In his leisure, Akinwale Thompson enjoys travelling with his wife and 2 beautiful daughters as well as spending quality time with close family friends.

They currently reside in the Town of Ajax in Ontario, Canada.

Akinwale Thompson

Chief Financial Officer

Ukiwa Isiuwe is Chief Strategy Officer at Rhema Canada, Inc.

She is responsible for the development and implementation of revenue generating strategies and policies that ensure the continued growth of the organization.  She leads a team of researchers, statisticians, analysts and strategy experts in ensuring Rhema is fully equipped to navigate current global business trends.

Ukiwa is responsible for leading 3 departments: The Centre for Research & Strategy tasked with exploring trends, issues and changes globally; Rhema’s Strategic Planning Team whose mandate is to develop and streamline short and long term strategic plans; and finally Rhema’s Centre of Excellence consisting of our Think Tank and Innovation Team.

Ukiwa brings to Rhema the strength of management consulting in the context of a global environment. Experienced in delivering process re-design and service enhancements solutions, she is uniquely qualified to lead Rhema Canada in the creation of the strategic culture required to accomplish its objectives.

Ukiwa has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical / Electronic Engineering from Ambrose Ali University, Edo and has obtained her PMP designation from the Project Management Institute.

She is married to Charles Isiuwe and enjoys travelling, reading, cooking and exploring new recipes

Ukiwa Isiuwe

Chief Strategy Officer

G. Lin Ferguson is Executive Director of The Rhema Foundation Canada, Inc.

She is responsible for providing direction and leadership toward the achievement of the Foundation’s annual goals and objectives of local, national and global impact while monitoring its day-to-day operations.

Her mandate for the Foundation is to give shape to three strategic departments: Human Settlement, Health & Well-Being and Family. Her team will be accountable for projects that improve access, quality and cost-effectiveness to agencies that support economic growth and mental and social development.

With over a decade of non-profit experience, G. Lin has served as Executive Director for Wesmar Family and Community Service, a non-profit agency focused on supporting the local population through the disbursement of food, clothing, education and recreational activities. Managing a portfolio that includes Corporate Events, Fundraising and Sponsorship at the United Way of Peel Region, G. Lin transforms lives.

G. Lin was founder of Ontario’s first all-girls camp, Camp B.E.L.L.A (Believe, Empower, Live, Love, Aspire), mandated to tackle the pervasive issues of body image and self-esteem faced by so many of our young ladies today. She holds membership in various organizations including: Association of Fundraising Professionals, Mississauga Board of Trade, Sponsorship Council of Canada and International Special Events Society.

G. Lin loves creation and innovation, and enjoys out of the box experiences. A change agent with a talent for motivating and inspiring others, she aspires to change the world, one life at a time.

G. Lin Ferguson

Executive Director, TRFC

Charles Isiuwe is Executive Director of Rhema Christian Ministries, Inc.

He is responsible for nurturing the vision and leading the church through change and innovation. Charles provides visionary leadership and direction to RCM’s three ministry departments: Ministerial Services, Church Affairs and Missions. These departments include the Altar & Intercessory Prayer, College of Elders, Counselling Services, Hospital & Visitation Services, Small Groups, Children’s Ministry, Health & Wellness, Hospitality Services, Marriage Ministry, Member Care, Men’s Ministry, Music & Worship Arts, Senior Pastor’s Office, Singles Ministry, Women’s Ministry, Youth Ministry and Local & Global Missions teams.

Charles has over 18 years of experience in the telecommunication industry. Prior to living in Canada, he held a leadership position at the second largest telecommunication organization in Nigeria. Currently, Charles works for Rogers Communication Inc., providing Enterprise Business Solutions on leading edge telecommunication vendor platforms.

Charles has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Nigeria and an MBA from the University of Abuja. He is proficient in various IT technologies and has obtained numerous professional designations from leading Juniper, Alcatel and Cisco, as well as his Project Management Professional designation from the Project Management Institute. Charles has also held multiple leadership roles as a Club Executive, mentoring and managing clubs at Toastmasters International.

Charles is a disciplined, process-oriented problem solver who brings a deep passion for service to God, His Kingdom and humanity. He is passionate about seeing the promises of the scriptures realized in the lives of God’s people. Charles is married to Ukiwa Isiuwe and loves to read and think. One of his favorite quotes is from our Senior Pastor – Pastor Meikle and it says: “you are at your best when you are in the spirit.”

Charles Isiuwe

Executive Director, RCM