Joined EMI: September 2005
Professional Training & Experience
- Bachelor of Arts in Urban Geography, University of British Columbia, Canada, 1988
- Master of Architecture, University of Oregon, USA, 1991
- Practiced in private architecture firms, 1991 – 2005
- Full-time service with EMI Canada, 2005 – Present
- Executive Director with EMI Canada, 2010 – Present
Prior to joining EMI, Greg practiced architecture in Vancouver, BC, working on residential, education, commercial, and resort development projects.
Greg's first mission experience was during his undergrad in 1986 as a Mission Builder with YWAM in Kona, Hawaii. Upon completing grad school in architecture, his heart for mission work did not subside but he decided to stay in private practice for ten years to learn his profession before seeking to use it in missions. In 2001, Greg volunteered on his first EMI project and that trip changed the trajectory of his career.
After attending an EMI conference with his family in 2002, Greg volunteered on two more EMI projects, one accompanied by his wife Julie. In 2005, they both resigned from their jobs in Vancouver, BC and moved their family to Calgary, AB where Greg became EMI Canada’s second full-time staff. Today, he serves as EMI Canada’s Executive Director but continues to lead overseas project teams. Serving overseas remains his passion and is his first-hand way to stay connected with the work of EMI Canada's project leaders, its overseas staff, and the front-line work they are involved in every day.
Greg and Julie have been married since 1994 and have three children – Caitlin (1997), Cameron (1999), and Connor (2004). They live in Calgary, AB where Julie works as a physical therapist.