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Lorna Dueck

Executive Producer and Host

Lorna Dueck has explored the intersection of journalism and Christianity for over 30 years. That curiosity led to the creation of Media Voice Generation (MVG), a community-held Canadian charity that exists to create boundary-breaking media that reveals Christ.

Context with Lorna Dueck is the flagship TV show and online production of MVG. As Executive Producer, Lorna enjoys interviewing culture-shaping guests for any evidence of God. The program is produced from Toronto, airs on seven networks, and is seen Sunday mornings on Canada’s largest network, Global TV.   

Lorna is a regular commentary writer on faith and public life in Canada's leading national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, and a frequent media commentator.

She has travelled the world reporting on church-led response to humanitarian crisis.

School was fun for Lorna, but she got around to completing degrees only later in life; a Master’s degree in Evangelism and Leadership from Wheaton Seminary, Bachelor of Religious Education from Tyndale University, and a diploma in Communications studies. She has received honorary doctorate degrees from Trinity, Tyndale and Briercrest Universities. In 2012, Lorna received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for contributions to Canadian society.

Lorna and Vern have been married over three decades, and delight in the adventures of their grown son and daughter.

Jeff Groenewald

President and CEO

Jeff Groenewald has spent 27 years in non-profit organization leadership.  After graduating from Western University, Jeff spent 19 years working with Power to Change (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ).  During those years, Jeff led the work on Canadian university campuses, and took students and professionals on mission projects in South and Central America, Central and South East Asia, and the Middle East. 

From 2007-2013, Jeff worked as the Director of Development and Strategy at “Context with Lorna Dueck”.  Jeff led a multi-million dollar fundraising campaign to elevate the organization’s profile, and relocate the broadcast ministry to space in the CBC Headquarters building on Front Street in downtown Toronto. 

From 2013 to 2014, Jeff was the President and CEO of Opportunity International, a leading microfinance organization working in 23 developing nations across Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Asia.

In 2015, Jeff was named President and CEO of Context with Lorna Dueck/Media Voice Generation.     

Jeff lives in Guelph, Ontario, is married to Andrea (an entrepreneur with two privately owned businesses) and they have two children in university – Rowan (24) and Rachel (21).  In his spare time, he enjoys golf, music, and home renovation projects.

Sandy Broad

Executive Assistant to the President & Office Mgr

Sandy has put her love of people together with her administrative gifts in a variety of capacities over the years.  Most recently (10+ years) she was the Worship & Communications Director at a community church. Sandy facilitates Christian leadership development with Next Level Leadership and has a passion to see Christians move into influential places of leadership in our society.  She and her husband have two grown children, a wonderful daughter-in-law and a Westie named Regan who now receives most of her affection.

Lesley Delmar

Viewer Feedback Coordinator

Lesley has been interacting with Context with Lorna Dueck viewers since 2006. She has a background in teaching and sports coaching and is committed to building online friendships with people who want to talk. Lesley is married and has three rapidly growing children.

Darren Kaulback

Supervising Producer / Director

Darren has directed several television series for both national and international markets. His work has aired on Global, CTV, YTV, SportsNet, TSN, CBC Newsworld, Vision TV, PBS, The Outdoor Life Network, The SuperChannel (UK), and PAX. Darren currently resides in Hamilton, ON with his wife and two daughters.

Stephen Lazarus

Writer/Researcher

Stephen is a public policy researcher and writer who enjoys exploring the importance of faith in Canada's public square. He served for ten years as a think tank analyst and program director at the Center for Public Justice in Washington, DC before immigrating to Canada in 2008 to marry his wife, Judith. Stephen and Judith have two young boys, Isaiah and Aaron, who teach them much about life. Stephen brings to CONTEXT a love of people, politics and justice, as well as a desire to connect people with engaging ideas for their lives and work.

Sheldon Neil

Producer, On-air Contributor

Sheldon Neil was born in Canada’s national capital city – Ottawa, Ontario. Inspiring change, healing and hope through music is something Sheldon Neil has been doing from a young age. Sheldon Neil is an ordained minister, with the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of Apostolic Faith (C.O.O.L. J.C.). He has extended his talents to the field of Broadcast Journalism with a Bachelors Degree from Ryerson University. Sheldon is no stranger to television or radio. He has worked as a reporter for CBC News Windsor, production staff and on-air contributor on CBC’S George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, and currently works as a producer and on-air segment host on Context with Lorna Dueck, airing on Global TV. Sheldon previously hosted and produced his own radio show, Outside the Box on CKLN FM, and currently hosts his own online TV show. Sheldon Neil is also a signed recording artist to Redeeming Music Label and will be releasing his debut single in the near future. He is currently represented by Gabriel PR. 

Julia Schindeler

Episode Producer

Julie Schindeler comes to us with a background in journalism from CBC and previous work with refugees and international development.  She is married to Ben Chan and spends all of her free time with her two boys at home in Toronto.


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