Rev. Don Hutchinson Named as Interim National Director of Canadian Bible Society

Toronto: The Board of Governors of The Canadian Bible Society (CBS) is pleased to announce the appointment Rev. Don Hutchinson as Interim National Director and CEO, effective April 27, 2015.

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Don Hutchinson is a nationally recognized executive leader, consultant, and public policy specialist. Most recently, Hutchinson was the Vice-President, General Legal Counsel, and Director of the Centre for Faith and Public Life for The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada.

Hutchinson’s background also includes ordained ministry. He and his wife, Gloria, led congregations together, beginning with service on a First Nations reserve in Northern British Columbia to a church plant in Markham, Ontario. Hutchinson has wide experience serving on boards of organizations and as a valuable resource to not-for-profit groups across the country. A graduate of Queens University, Hutchinson received his law degree from the University of British Columbia.

“We are delighted to be led by God to a person of Don’s many gifts and broad experience,” says Dr. William H. Brackney, Chairman of the Board of Governors for CBS.

Hutchinson is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to Canada in promoting freedom of religion and development of public policy. He resides in Ottawa with his wife Gloria and a grandson.

“It is an honour to fill this transitional role for the Canadian Bible Society,” says Hutchinson. “The Bible is the sacred text that is foundational for the Canadian and world-wide Christian community, so the translation, publishing and distribution work of the Canadian Bible Society is critical work for the Kingdom of God.”

Don will remain in his role as Interim National Director and CEO of the CBS until a permanent National Director assumes responsibilities.

The Canadian Bible Society (CBS) exists to promote and encourage, without doctrinal note or comment, the translation, publication, distribution and use of the Scriptures throughout Canada and Bermuda, and to co-operate with the United Bible Societies in its worldwide work.

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