Faith Woods – Executive Director
Faith is the daughter of MPI founders, Ron and Heather Garrison. She has been a member of MPI’s team since 1998, initially working in our main office before becoming a stay-at-home mom. Since then, she has continued to design our monthly Newsletter and other publications. She has also gained extensive experience traveling and ministering overseas, leading multiple Mission Teams. In 2016, Faith started working with MPI in an expanded role, helping with Administration and Publications. In June of 2018, she was named Executive Director continuing the legacy started by founders Ron and Heather.
Andrei Shander – Communication and Promotion
Andrei has been part of MPI’s team since 1999, serving as our Overseas Ministry Co-ordinator. As his responsibilities grew over time, it became clear that he was needed in Canada. In 2016, after a long immigration process, Andrei and his family finally moved to London, Ontario. Andrei’s primary role is to promote MPI’s ministry to Churches and individuals in Canada. He is also responsible for leading Mission Teams. Andrei is married to Tamila and they have three children, Andy, Tessa and Alex.
Allen Garrison – Technology and Media
Allen is the son of MPI founders, Ron and Heather Garrison. He first joined MPI in 1998 to help organize and manage the Humanitarian Aid Ministry. Helping MPI on and off over the years, he has been working full-time for the ministry since 2009. Today, Allen contributes his skills in computers, technology and the internet to MPI’s ministry. He also regularly travels to Ukraine and Belarus on Missions’ Trips.
Heather Garrison – Co-Founder
Heather married Ron Garrison in 1971. For nineteen years, they Pastored five different churches in South-western Ontario. In 1992, ministry opportunities in the former Soviet Union began to open up for Ron & Heather, leading them to form ‘Mission Partners International’ in 1995. Since then, Heather has faithfully served as MPI’s Administrator and also traveled overseas to Ukraine and Belarus dozens of times. As Heather is set to retire soon, she is training others on MPI’s team to assume her duties.
Ron Garrison – Founder
Ron Garrison felt called to serve God in full-time ministry after becoming a Christian when he was 18. Pursuing this vision, he enrolled in Bible school (EPBC) in 1969. Two years later, Ron married Heather and, together, they began planning for their future. After graduating in 1973, Ron and Heather spent the next nineteen years, pastoring five different churches in South-western Ontario. In 1992, ministry opportunities in the former Soviet Union began to open up, leading Ron & Heather to transition from Pastoral ministry into full-time overseas missions.