Dave Wells has served as general superintendent of The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (PAOC) since May 2008. He serves as the Vice-Chair of the Pentecostal World Fellowship and on the executives of the World Assemblies of God Fellowship and the Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches of North America.
Dave completed his undergraduate studies in theology at Vanguard College in Edmonton, Alberta, and has a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry from Briercrest Seminary, Saskatchewan. In May 2013, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree by McMaster Divinity College. In April 2014, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree by Briercrest College and Seminary.
Dave served as senior associate pastor at Broadway Church in Vancouver, BC from 1994 to 1999, and previously pastored in Hamilton, ON, Calgary, AB, and Red Deer, AB. He has also served as a Canadian chaplain for the Olympic Games (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2016), Pan Am Games (2011 and 2015), and Commonwealth Games (1990, 1994, 2002, 2014 and 2018).
Rick Hiemstra is Director of Research and Media Relations at EFC. Prior to assuming this role, he served as the Director of the Centre for Research on Canadian Evangelicalism (CRCE). Rick speaks on the Canadian church and cultural trends, including the new Young Adult Transition Research about faith and the crucial year after high school.
Prior to coming to the EFC, Rick served as the pastor of a Wesleyan church in Cornwall, Ont., taught high school mathematics and computer science and held various positions in the industry. He holds a Bachelor of Mathematics, a Bachelor of Education and a Masters of Theological Studies.