Our Team

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Kent Fuller

Co-Founder of Trades 4 Life Belize

Kent Fuller has been a missionary serving with Avant Ministries (formerly Gospel Missionary Union) since 1986. He now serves as Liaison to the Belize Church. His early education was gained at Belize Technical College and later earned a BA from Southeastern Bible College.

Establishing a trade school in Belize has always been a desire of Kent because of his own exposure to this kind of training and also recognizing the need for such in a developing country. Over the years he taught high school and theological training for church leaders. 

Kent is married and the father of 4 children with his wife Marion. He resides in Belmopan and assists the national church association as their General Secretary.

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Steve Troyer

Founder of Trades 4 Life International

Steve Troyer is a business owner involved in the oil and gas services industry.  Since 1996 he has been developing the vision of a trade school for young men.  He brings valuable insights in business, leadership, and life skills gained through his business experiences.

Steve, his wife, and four children live on a farm in Northeast BC, Canada.  He also serves as associate pastor in their local church.

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Gregg Becker

 Director

Gregg Becker has served with a variety of companies and Christian organizations at the governance, strategic and operational levels.  He has led numerous organizations over the years at senior levels, in sectors including telecommunications, construction, electric power and advertising. 

He has served with several Christian ministries, including 15 years on the Board for Arrow Leadership International Ministries, where he held roles including Chair, Vice Chair, and Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee. His passion is growing organizations that are engaged in discipleship, and helping organizations improve their effectiveness and stewardship of the mission they have been entrusted with.

Gregg and his wife Catherine live in Edmonton, Canada, with their 2 children Kezia and Christian.

 

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Cory James

Graphic Design/IT Instructor

Cory James has a passion for the gospel and technology, and a deep rooted desire to see those serving in Design and IT to be loved, respected, and treated with excellence.

In his younger years, Cory felt compelled to preach the gospel and volunteered much of his time to help support young Christian musicians desiring to spread the gospel through music.  He has been involved in Music Outreach and full-time ministry, travellingto Russia many times participating in church plants, conferences and outreach.

Cory has a degree in Graphic Design and has worked at the top of his field in secular settings in addition to serving for over 14 years in Christian Media Ministry (expanding into International Missions and Events). 

Cory has been married for 5 amazing years to his wonderful wife Lena, and has two precious daughters, Yeva Grace James and Alexa Joy James.


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Josh Hagel

Web Developer Instructor

Josh Hagel is passionate about his faith, his family, and his work.  

Josh has mentored young men in the Christian faith and in technical skills.  He has provided strong leadership to staff and volunteers at local churches in his hometown of Spokane, Washington.

Josh is skilled as a web programmer and developer.  He has operated his own small business for several years and has clients across North America.

Josh is married to his wonderful wife Sheena and has two children.


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John Troyer

Mechanic Instructor

John Troyer brings over 35 years of  experience to the Trades 4 Life Mechanic program along with many years of experience starting and running several small businesses as well as managing other operations.

John has interprovincial journeyman certification for both auto mechanics and Recreational Vehicle technician.  He has played a key role in developing Canada's national training standards and testing requirements. 

John has been a part of church work for more than 40 years as a pastor and mentor.  He is a commercial pilot and avid outdoorsman.  

Happily married to his wife for 41 years, John and Betsy have five grown children.


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Colan Giesbrecht

Mechanic Instructor

Colan Giesbrecht brings a wealth of experience and practical knowledge to the Trades 4 Life Mechanic program.

Colan is certified as a Red Seal Heavy Duty Mechanic and also as a Heavy/Light Duty Vehicle Inspector.  He has owned and operated Heavy Equipment and equipment related businesses such as Vehicle and Agricultural Repair & Maintenance shops.

Colan has been involved with leadership activities for many years.  Roles include shop foreman, small business owner, community and church board member and chairman, and one to one mentoring.

Colan is a dedicated father and grandfather to his immediate and extended family, displaying the same example of selflessness, love, and care as demonstrated to him by his own father.  


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Tom Theunissen

Welding & Machining Instructor

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Dr. Thomas Theunissen, D.Min, D.Th, MBA, BA, L.tn graduated from Calvary University in London, UK and specializes in heavy constructional steelwork and welding within the mining, marine, shipbuilding, and oil and gas industries.  Tom is a registered Assessor and Moderator in the Republic of South Africa, and is accredited with Merseta in addition to being a registered visual welding inspector.

Tom and his son Rodger operate New Hope Training and Consulting CC, based in Gansbaai South Africa, with the vision to train welders to an international industry standard.  In return, Tom and Rodger believe communities will be uplifted and the quality of life improved.