Paola Makanda, Administrative Assistant

Download/Print Bio Email Paola Paola Makanda joined the Christian Embassy team in 2023 as the Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director.  Paola graduated from Collège La Cité in Ottawa, Ontario with a Bachelor of Biotechnology. With a desire to expand her...

Darlene McLean, Executive Director

Darlene McLean, Executive Director

Darlene served with the Christian Embassy of Canada for six years as the Deputy Director prior to becoming the Executive Director in May 2012. Over the years, she has had the privilege of leading and participating in more than fifteen Business Tours to different regions of Canada and multiple International Delegations to Africa, Asia and Europe. In December 2012, Darlene was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work with the Christian Embassy for the benefit of diplomats and government leaders.

Robert Montgomery, International Representative Emeritus

Robert joined the Christian Embassy in 1999 as a part-time associate to the Executive Director, then from 2003 to 2006 served as Deputy Director. Since 2006 he now serves as International Representative of the Christian Embassy and coordinator of the English as a Foreign Language program.

Stephanie Kiouangou, Communications Lead

Stephanie Kiouangou joined the Christian Embassy team in 2013 as an International Representative.

She has worked with university student-athletes in Canada through Athletes in Action, facilitating their development as holistic athletes–physically, mentally and spiritually. She has a combined eight years of experience as a basketball coach and has organized and led teams on tours throughout Canada and the United States, as well as to Europe, the Middle East, East Africa and the Caribbean. Stephanie graduated from the Arrow Leadership program and is fluent in English, French and German. She is married to Hydriss and they reside in Winnipeg, Manitoba with their two daughters.

Faith-based, business-funded groups boast deep ties to diplomats, politicians

Faith-based, business-funded groups boast deep ties to diplomats, politicians

January 20, 2016

They’re some of the best-connected people in Ottawa, operating on a model that one member of Parliament calls “political genius.”

They aren’t party staffers, pollsters, Press Gallery members or lobbyists. They’re a small group of interlocutors whose only obvious mission is to inspire decision-makers. Not with policy ideas or political advice, but with the life and person of Jesus Christ.