Helena Bergen

Executive Director

Helena comes to CBWOQ with a passion to equip and empower women to fulfill their God-ordained callings, and to see the development of vibrant and dynamic communities of women across Ontario and Quebec who are marked by deep and transformational knowing of God’s love and purpose for them, love for each other and for their communities. She is in her second year at Tyndale Seminary in the MDiv Global Mission and Intercultural Studies program.

Tracey Bagley

Director of Leadership & Discipleship

An pastors South Cayuga Baptist Church and is a certified spiritual director. Tracey has ministered within the Canadian Baptist family for years. She gives leadership to our discipleship/spiritual formation programming while developing a supporting network for women who lead.

EMAIL: [email protected]     PHONE: (416) 620-2954 CBWOQ office

Rev. Debbie Iversen

Events & Administration Coordinator

Rev. Debbie Iversen has been the pastor of Bethel Community Church in Hamilton for the past seven years. Prior to that, she lived in Belgium for 17 years where they raised their two children. In Belgium, she taught Prostetant Religion in pusblic schools, She is all about healthy relationships with God and others and has a heart for people.

EMAIL: [email protected]     PHONE: (416) 620-2954 CBWOQ office

Abby Lambshead

Administration + Event Coordination

A proud resident of Hamilton, Ontario, Abby is actively involved in her church and community in many roles. Mother to an almost two-year old, her many opportunities for cross-cultural engagement have given her passion for mission, both local and global.

EMAIL: [email protected]     PHONE: (416) 620-2954 CBWOQ office


CBWOQ has transitioned to using an agency to handle all our bookkeeping needs and we no longer have a treasurer on staff. The agency is Church Bookkeeping, a firm based in Waterloo, Ontario.

If you have questions or queries about any financial matters, please call or email our office directly. Our administrative assistant, Abby Lambshead, will respond to your concerns. Phone 416-620-2954 or email [email protected].


Heather Rumble-Peterson – president


No stranger to CBWOQ, Heather comes to her role with decades of experience giving leadership at the Board level to the Canadian Baptist family, from CBM to CBOQ to her home church, First Baptist Church, Kingsville. A practicing lawyer, Heather brings to CBWOQ a love for Baptist women and a focused wisdom in leading ministries through seasons of transition.

Noreen McMaster – vice-president

Noreen is married with two children. She chairs the deacons board at Omemee Baptist Church, and is CBWOQ’s women’s ministry link for Trent-Valley Association.

Hilary Vanderwater – secretary

St. Catharines

Hilary is a mother, teacher and a cook for the Out of the Cold program. She is especially interested in spiritual formation. She lives in St. Catharines.

Sandra Mok


A member of Mississauga Chinese Baptist Church, Sandra holds an undergraduate degree in Accounting and Finance from McGill University and has worked for the Ontario Public Service since 2005. She lives in Mississauga with her husband and two teenage children.

Sonia Pehlivanian


Sonia is a retired HR manager and a grandmother of four. She enjoys volunteering at the local food bank, reading, walking, sewing, knitting and baking. She attends Temple Baptist Church in Montreal and is a board member with the Quebec Association of Baptist Women.

Jackeline Riedstra


Jackeline is from Brazil and has made Toronto her home since 2019. She is passionate about business and social services. Currently, she is fully dedicated to her role at a nonprofit organization in the city and is an active member of Yorkminster Park Baptist Church

Rev. Gloria Stafford


Gloria is the Associate Pastor and Director of Life Transitions Counselling at Thornhill Baptist Church. She enjoys working with new Canadians, youth and leading the Alpha program at church. She also enjoys music, walking, reading, sewing and needle arts.

Nayab Jennifer Yousif


Jennifer is a philosophy and Christian Apologetics student with a continued undergrad degree from Tyndale University. She has helped her parents, both pastors, in evangelism, church planting, women’s and children’s ministries in Pakistan, and since 2011, in Canada. With her mother, she co-founded Women Arise For Destiny, a non-profit organization whose goal is to plant House of Prayer churches globally and to empower women around the globe through prayer and biblical teaching. The ministry now reaches 300+ women weekly in six countries

Jane Masenda


Originally from Zimbabwe, Jane is a mother to three adult children and grandmother to three. She is an active community volunteer in St. Catharines, where she lives and worships at Queen Street Baptist Church.