Board of Directors

Bishop Gregory Kerr-Wilson

Gregory Kerr-Wilson - Anglican Bishop of Calgary

Anglican Bishop Rev. Gregory Kerr-Wilson is the current Anglican bishop of Anglican Diocese of Calgary. He is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, and of Nashotah house Episcopal Seminary, and was ordained into the priesthood in 1990, beginning his career as curate of St. Paul’s, Bloor Street, Toronto. After this he was rector of the Church of the Holy Family, Brampton then Dean of Edmonton before his ordination to the episcopate. He was ordained as a bishop in the Diocese of Qu’Appelle in 2006. And on June 16, 2012, the Rt. Rev. Gregory Kerr-Wilson was elected Bishop of Calgary. Bishop Greg is a long-time supporter of the Ecumenical vision of Sanctum Retreat.

Anne Kleffner

Anne Kleffner Ph.D. - Professor of Risk Management, University of Calgary

Dr. Anne Kleffner is an Associate Professor of Risk Management and Insurance at the Haskayne School of Business. She joined the University of Calgary in 1992. Anne received her BSBA from Creighton University, and a PhD in Applied Economics and Managerial Science from The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.

Anne teaches primarily in the undergraduate program in the areas of property and liability insurance and risk management. She also teaches in the Directors’ Education Program for the Institute of Corporate Directors and in the Executive MBA program. Anne’s particular areas of research interest include enterprise risk management, insurance solvency, and automobile liability compensation systems. She has published research in The Journal of Risk and Insurance, Risk Management and Insurance Review, The Journal of Insurance Regulation and The Ivey Business Journal.

Anne is an Associate Editor of The Journal of Insurance Issues and is a member of the Risk Theory Society. She is a Past President of the Board for Calgary Meals on Wheels. In her spare time Anne enjoys hiking, running, and traveling. Anne is Roman Catholic and one of the Founding Benefactors for Sanctum Retreat.

Robert Arsenault

Robert Arsenault - President and CEO of MJR Contrating Services Ltd.

Robert Arsenault is the President and C.E.O. of a successful excavating construction business, being involved in this industry for more than 40 years. He started his career in the Banking Sector, received his 3rd Class Power Engineering and is a Commercial Pilot for Helicopters and Fixed Wing Aircraft. Having a passion for machines, and understanding the need in the construction business, Robert took a chance on starting his own business using some of the biggest, loudest machines such as Giant Bucket Excavators, Backhoes, Dozers, Rock Trucks and Rock Crushing Equipment. The success of the business motivated his son, Mathew, to join him in the family business.

During a very trying time in his life, Robert received a significant and substantial gift from a very generous couple. This life-changing event orchestrated Robert’s drive to give back whenever possible. Robert extends a helping hand whenever possible, donating to a variety of charities. In 2005, the Sheep River flooded; his home and he were stranded. With help from his son and friends, they were able to save the home, encapsulating his belief that by giving we receive. Robert has been a long-time supporter of Sanctum Retreat.

A father of two and grandfather of one, Robert spends his spare time with family, participates in his local church, plays guitar, sings, rides his motorcycle and enjoys any and all sports.

Ted Erickson

Ted Erickson - Director Digital Experience University of Alberta

A transformational leader with significant experience providing thought leadership in the areas of arts/film entertainment, telecommunications, technology and education. The first half of his career was spent working in the theatre, film and events. The second half of his career focused on the convergence of business, marketing and technology in the new-world of digital media.

Today, that convergence of the "Digital Experience" is complex and has evolved to this:

Business/Marketing: Digital Brand Management, Consumer/Audience Insight, Market Research, Process Re-engineering, Governance and Policy, Portfolio Planning

Performance and Optimization: Optimization and Reporting, Predictive/Behavioral Modeling, Data Management, Tracking and Measurement, Consumer Insights and Segmenting, Design Testing

Online User Loyalty: Media Strategy and Execution, Social Research and Engagement, Digital Campaign Integration, Video Creative and Placement, eMail Optimization, eNewsletters

Web/Mobile/Social Development: Motion Graphics, Asset Design, Visual Design, Identity Development, Concept Development, Cloud Computing, Responsive Design, Web/Application Development, User Experience Design, Information Architecture, Meta-Data Strategy, CMS, Content Planning, Usability Testing

He has provided digital leadership for key organizations like the 2010 Olympics, Government of Canada, Government of Alberta, SmartCity, TELUS, Canada ePost, TD Bank, Alta Vista Canada and the University of Alberta.

Presently he is the Director of Digital Experience at the University of Alberta, and serve as Vice President (North) for Digital Alberta.

Pat Nixon

Pat Nixon - Member of the Order of Canada

In 1984 Pat founded The Mustard Seed Street Ministry in Calgary, an organization that would eventually care for 1100 people who experience poverty and homelessness daily. His most fulfilling accomplishment was the mobilization of an 11,000 strong volunteer group who cared for the needs of the people annually. His innovative work at Calgary’s Mustard Seed Street Ministry has transformed lives and encouraged thousands within Alberta and across Canada to join Pat in building stronger and more engaged communities. In recognition of his strong leadership all across Canada, Pat would receive the Order of Canada in 2005; The Alberta Order of Excellence in 2007 and in October 2008, Pat was declared one of “Alberta’s top ten Citizens”. Most recently, Pat was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. Pat has served as Executive Director of T.H.E. StreetLevel Network since April, 2011. He is a sought after speaker and mentor, teaching, training and encouraging poverty workers as they worship through ministries of compassion, peace and justice, and challenging churches to move beyond their doors and engage in their communities.