As our single staff person, Cal wears a lot of hats. Not only does he ensure that our projects comply with our charitable objects, he often directs and supervises the work we do. As our “boots on the ground,” Cal is often in Haiti and leads teams when we’re doing work in the mission field. Between trips, he manages our work from abroad. No easy task!
Cal first went to Haiti in 2006 and fell in love with the children of that beautiful country. Responding to God’s call, in 2010, Cal sold his insurance business, moving from the private sector into Christian charitable international development work. To Joy and Hope of Haiti, Cal has gifted his learning and experience in poverty intervention and best practices that he gained in countries including Bangladesh, Kenya, Malawi, and South Africa.
Cal strongly believes that what Haiti needs most is for the Haitians themselves to be enabled to take more and more responsibility for their lives, their community, and their nation.
In an effort to be efficient and effective, Cal has completed the Not-for-Profit Charitable Organization leadership certification at Mohawk College in Hamilton. He is also certified with international organizations.