Staff and Board President 2018-02-05T22:42:56+00:00

Staff and Board

Jenya Bakai

Board President

Yevgeniya (Jenya) is a journalist. She was born in Kazakhstan and received her masters of theology from the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Prague, Czech Republic. In 2012, she and her husband migrated to Canada to live. Her husband pastors Greenborough Community Church in Toronto.

Diane McBeth

Executive Director

Diane brings a deep knowledge of ministry, mission and love for Canadian Baptist women to this role. She served as CBM global field staff in Angola and Bolivia for seven years and as Legacy for Ministry coordinator, Central Canada, before assuming this position.


Laura Matthews

Program Coordinator

Laura brings a passion for connecting, developing and loving people of all ages as she seeks to mobilize communities for the kingdom, both locally and globally.

EMAIL:     PHONE: (416) 620-2954 CBWOQ office
Renee James

Renée James

Communications Director; Editor – live magazine

Renee is the artist and scientist behind the words, images and design of all Baptist Women communications. An award-winning author and editor, she’s also the VP, communications/promotions for Baptist Women of North America.

Sarah Westman-Liu

Sarah Westman-Liu


Sarah runs the numbers for Baptist Women the way she runs in marathons – with grace, a steady pace and a fixed goal in mind. She’s the mother of two boys.