• University of British Columbia Faculty of Law J.D.
  • Queen’s University B.A.

Continuing Training (highlights)

  • McLoughlin Media “Encountering the Media” training for print, radio and TV messaging/interviews
  • McGill University Management Institute Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Executives

Professional Experience

Under Siege: Religious Freedom and the Church in Canada at 150 (1867-2017)
Published March 2017, Word Alive Press

One Way Ministries – Ansero
principal facilitator, ansero partnerships
Partnering for religious freedom in Canada and for the global persecuted Church

Canadian Bible Society, 2015
National Director, CEO (Interim)
Interim CEO for charity with annual revenue in excess of $10 million and over 70 staff, engaged in translation, publication, distribution and encouraging use of the Scriptures throughout Canada and internationally as a member of the United Bible Societies.

The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, 2006 – 2014
Vice-President, General Legal Counsel
Director, Centre for Faith and Public Life
Executive team member responsible to the President to direct public policy and legal intervention work of Canada’s national association of evangelical Christians

Don Hutchinson Consulting & Advisory Services, 1999-2006
Clients included:

World Vision Canada

  •   Consulted with international ministry on internally identified problems and worked with staff across departments and at all operational levels to identify and implement solutions – including participation in development of international policy and risk management strategy to address post 9/11 anti-terrorism legislation

Deersbrook Foundation (& Megbrook Holdings Inc)

  •   Consulted with business owner and implemented operational development of a private foundation

Woodline USA

  •   Consulted on and facilitated Canadian operations

Cornerstone Christian Counselling Centre

  •   Consulted with Christian ministry to assist in transition from founder to next generation of leadership

Catch the Fire – Toronto Airport (then Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship)

  • Spearheaded development and implementation of a Human Resources infrastructure for a world renowned church and conference centre with a staff of 120 employees and 40 full-time volunteers

Rouge River Christian Fellowship, 1998 – 2005
Founding pastor of a community focused church congregation

  • Started and led church congregation with focus on personal spiritual development, the ministry of reconciliation and intentionally impacting the spiritual climate of the community
  • Involved in leadership of 2nd largest 5k run/walk event in Eastern Canada – successfully raising over $1,000,000 for the local hospital during tenure
  • Successfully influenced policies and programs of municipal government through development of grass roots community association and running an issues oriented campaign for municipal council

The Salvation Army, 1983 – 1998
Legal Advisor, Territorial Headquarters 1990 – 1998
Toronto, ON

  • Senior legal counsel to The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda Territory.
  • Responsible to the Territorial Commander (CEO) and Secretary for Business Administration (CFO) to give oversight and direction for all legal services provided in Canada.

Articled student at McCarthy Tétrault (Toronto) 1988 – 1990
and completion of Ontario Bar Admissions Course

Corps Officer (Assistant Pastor) (while in law school) 1986 – 1988
North Burnaby Corps, Burnaby, BC

Corps Officer (Pastor) 1985 – 1986
Williams Lake, BC

  • Including community food bank, soup kitchen, used clothing and goods store, city-wide fundraising (developed cooperative community model for fundraising and coordinated service delivery)

Corps Officer (Pastor) 1983 – 1985
Port Simpson, BC

  • Home missions service on an isolated First Nations Reserve

Labour Canada, Great Lakes Region 1981 – 1983
Research Officer
Toronto, ON

Professional Memberships

Law Society of Upper Canada (26 years)
Association for Education and Evangelism – Ordained Pastor (20 years)
Evangelical Order of Certified Pastoral Counsellors of America – Certified Pastoral Counsellor (16 years)

Board Participation

Past participation
Board Member –Faith and Freedom Alliance (10 years); Voice of the Martyrs Canada (4 years); Arthur Zeilstra Ministries Inc. (1 year); (Vice-Chair) Society of Ottawa Area Riders (SOAR) (6 years)
Board Chair – Christian Legal Fellowship of Canada (2 years); EFC Religious Liberty Commission (6 years); Ottawa Innercity Ministries (2 years)
Founding Editorial Board Chair – Christian Legal Journal (2 years)
Event Director – Legacy 5K Run/Walk for Markham Stouffville Hospital (7 years)
Founding President – Legacy Community Ratepayers’ Association, Markham, Ontario (5 years)
Board Secretary – Grace Communities Corporation, a national non-profit housing corporation (7 years)
Board Secretary – The Salvation Army Council on Morals and Ethics (9 years)