Our Board

BLF Canada is administered by a great group of Godly men who have a heart for the Francophone world.

The board is composed of:

Ron PlettRon Plett is the current Chairman of the Board

He is semi-retired, running a farm in Southern Manitoba.  Ron served as a School Trustee in the Hanover School Division for 13 years (7 years as Board Chair), and also serves as a member of the mission committee in his local church.

He has experience as a Youth Leader, Sunday School teacher, and Sunday School  superintendent.  He has been married to Barb for 40 years, has 4 children, 11 grand children, and 1 great grand child.

BLF Canada benefits greatly from the wisdom and oversight that Ron brings to the organization.


Walter ThiessenWalter Thiessen (B.A.; LLB) is a lawyer by trade, and is the Vice Chairman of BLF Canada.

He also serves on the board of Teach Beyond Inc.  Over the years he has also served on many other boards and church committees, such as Donwood Personal Care Home; Concordia Hospital; Camp Arnes; W.A.S.O. Inc; and the Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba.

He is married to Hildegard Thiessen for 49 years; has 3 children (2 of whom are married) and 6 grandchildren.



Mark Larson is a veteran missionary, often making trips to Niger, Africa.

Cliff Davie has a wealth of experience in the charitable sector. Since 2008, Cliff Davie has also been the Treasurer of Forward House Ministries Inc., a ministry that seeks to help ex-cons transition back into the world, and help them find their true meaning in life, through Jesus-Christ. Cliff has also been the vice-chair of Child Evangelism Fellowship of Manitoba since 2005 (and has served as chairman from 2001-2003). He also has experience as a board member of East Kildonan Baptist Church from 2005-2008.

Constantine YphantidesCostas Yphantides is a member and deacon of East Kildonan Baptist Church in Winnipeg. He holds a Greek Bible study once a week, to help this community find Jesus-Christ.