National Director

New Life Prison Ministry | Arva, ON

Posted Date 8/09/2019

Opportunity Profile: National Director


The Organization

Since 1980, New Life Prison Ministries (NLPM) has specialized in providing Bible study curriculum courses free-of-charge to inmates and chaplains at correctional institutions all across Canada.

Our focus is on developing an interactive relationship with the inmate by assigning one of our many dedicated volunteers to walk them through our over 90 study courses. Our commitment is to read every study, respond with personal and caring guidance and assist with resources where able. We also provide dedicated Aftercare support helping ex-offenders re-integrate after release from prison.

Built on the vision and commitment of the Founders, Gerrit and Susan Blok, this ministry grew from a heart for sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with those incarcerated in our Canadian prisons. For the past 5 years under the leadership of the National Director, Rosemary Redshaw, this same passion has continued to be the foundation that has driven the ministry forward. Over the last several years changes have taken place to introduce the use of new technologies with students and volunteers. NLPM has also been growing, with the number of students and number of studies increasing dramatically. The organization has also taken positive steps to raise awareness of the ministry within the Canadian prison system and across the faith community. The annual budget has grown to $500,000 in order to support the existing ministry. The National Director that has led this realignment of the ministry for the past 5 years will be retiring in the near future and we are looking to find the next person that God has in place to take up the mantle of leadership for this ministry.

The Opportunity

The National Director (ND) is accountable to the Board of Directors to provide leadership, direction and oversight of all of the organization’s activities including all strategic, ministry, and operational aspects of the organization. As its head, the ND is responsible to give Christian spiritual leadership to the organization and to ensure that NLPM carries on its activities in a manner that reflects its mission, vision, and values. The next ND will have the challenge of continuing to build on the momentum that has been created over the past few years and develop the resources, both human and financial to support the current level of growth that is being experienced and future growth. The ND works closely with the staff in both the Arva and Cambridge offices and in supporting a strong contingent of volunteers.


The Person

As the leader of the organization, the ND will also serve as a model of integrity for all New Life Prison Ministries employees and display a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ and a lifestyle that is above reproach, personally and professionally. The next ND will have a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent ministry leadership experience) preferably in business or social work, and at least five years of executive leadership experience. Experience in a leadership role at a not-for-profit organization, a para-church organization or a social service agency would be a definite asset. Experience fundraising from private donors or government funding bodies would also be valuable.


How to Apply

After reading this Opportunity Profile, if you sense the gifts and experience God has given you is a good match for NLPM, we invite you to send your cover letter, resume and a personal statement about your faith journey in confidence to the ND Search Committee of the Board of Directors by email at:

Our Mission

Bringing transformation and hope, through the good news of Jesus Christ to those in Canadian Prisons.

Our Vision

Through God's empowerment, we will:

Reach every major correctional facility in Canada

Provide every person in prison the opportunity to know the Lord Jesus through Bible based correspondence courses.

Connect every interested person with Christian resources upon release.


New Life Prison Ministries

P.O. Box 123 Arva, ON N0M 1C0 519-666-1950

Ministry Focus
Parachurch - other

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