Board Members

Board of Directors

Bruce Faurschou – Chair
Bruce Faurschou is an ordained Minister of the United Church of Canada with chaplaincy training especially for work in the criminal justice system.  Much of his career was spent as Chaplain at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.  Bruce  resigned in 2013 as Executive Secretary for the Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario Conference of the United Church.  He is currently retired.

Eric Jensen – Past Chair
Eric Jensen is Past Chair of the Society. He is the owner of Holdsworth Advisory Services which provides business services to the public sector and indigenous organizations. Eric has been on the FD Society board for 13 years. 

Gordon Shawcross – Vice Chair
Gordon Shawcross is a retired business owner with strong roots in the United Church. Gordon has been or is presently an active volunteer with Meals on Wheels, Winnipeg Harvest, Boy Scouts, and his Church Property Committee. His background includes banking, investment and transportation roles. 

Larry Beeston – Treasurer
Larry Beeston has held several senior operational and finance positions in the Real Estate industry and currently serves as the Senior Manager – Financial Reporting and General Manager – Condominium and Retirement Properties with Shelter Canadian Properties Limited. Larry has also served on the Boards of the Canadian Condominium Institute and FortWhyte Alive. 

Caroll Force – Property Development Chair
Caroll Force retired from a long career in commercial property management and is committed to the Reverend Fred Douglas’ vision that ensures safe, affordable and suitable accommodation to area seniors. As such, she currently heads the Property Development Committee. 

John Swan – Secretary
John Swan is a retired professional photographer and an active member of the St. Andrews River Heights United Church congregation.  John continues to enjoy photography as a pastime and at all important FD Society events. 

Kathy Kalinowsky – Director
Kathy is General Counsel with the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Manitoba and formerly the General Counsel at Manitoba Public Insurance. Kathy brings her knowledge of the Manitoba health care system and governance matters to the Board of Directors.

Leanne Douglas – Director
Leanne is a Senior Manager with MNP Consulting, with a career rooted in supporting organizations to foster healthy, respectful, and effective workplaces. She is also an instructor with the University of Winnipeg and University of Manitoba. She is a lifelong member of the United Church of Canada and volunteers with Association of Change Management Professionals at the local and global level.   







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