OUR TEAM

Mark Canada, President & CEO

Running is a passion of Mark’s and running MDE has become one as well. 25+ years of practicing tax law and starting a few businesses himself has positioned Mark well to lead this new venture. He and his wife, Charlene, lived overseas for four years prior to establishing MDE. They have three grandchildren and enjoy reading books aloud together. Mark can be reached at mcanada@buildmde.com.

Marcus O’Malley, Disciple-Making Employment Director

Marcus has been launching businesses since before he finished school at James Madison University fourteen years ago. He has served overseas in Africa helping support community programs, BAM ventures and entrepreneurs. Marcus has been engaged in missions activity for 10+ years and met his wife, Sarah, while they were both volunteering for a BAM venture. They have two young boys and love going on adventures outdoors with them.

Jim Schlott, Business As Mission Director

Jim serves as our Director of BAM (Business As Mission) and spends his time helping our MDE entrepreneurs develop solid BAM ventures in unreached communities around the world. With 30 years of experience operating his own successful gymnastics business and 20+ years in commercial and residential investments, Jim now gives his time to MDE because he believes strongly in our strategy for partnering with “BAM-ers” to reach those without Christ. He is married to Jill and has 2 grown daughters, rides motorcycles as much as he can, and is a 5th degree black belt in Shorin-Ryu karate.

Charlene Canada, Administrative Assistant

Charlene loves to help others and administration is a natural fit. She enjoys making contributions to help MDE move forward and caring for the women that MDE serves. She likes spending time with her family, all things chocolate, and delightful dining experiences.

Pam Webber, Administrative Assistant

Pam’s career experience providing administrative support to organizations in the profit and non-profit sectors is now applied in her role at MDE. Helping with back office operations for MDE and its affiliate companies fulfills her strong desire to be part of a team carrying out God’s mission across the globe. She and her husband, Ron, have four married children and many grandchildren who round out their daily lives.

Gerri Sutherland, Bookkeeper

Gerri has had over 30 years of experience in the fields of bookkeeping, corporation treasury, office management and human resources. After retiring from a non-profit organization, she joined the MDE team in April of 2017 to continue her desire to serve people and fulfill the mission of MDE to change lives. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering in her church, traveling, visiting her family in Indiana, and is an avid college basketball fan. Her faith is deep-rooted in Romans 8:38-39.