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Men's Breakaway 2018

Under Construction

October 19, 2018 • Gavin Peacock • Men Under Construction

Gavin has been married to Amanda for 27 years and they have two children; Jake_23 (married to Christa) and Ava-20. He was born in Kent, England, where he played professional soccer for 18 years and then worked as a broadcaster for BBC Sports for 6 years. He was converted to Christ at age 18 and was used by God to bear witness the the gospel throughout his career. In 2006 God called him to pastoral ministry, and after moving to Calgary in 2008, he graduated from seminary with and MACS.

Noha George

Wednesday Family Focus Group • August 28, 2019 • Noha George

Noha George is a registered psychotherapist (R.P.) and a clinical social worker (M.S.W., R.S.W.) who has been practicing in Ontario for the past 24 years. Since 1995 she has been journeying with individuals, couples and families who have experienced trauma, with the ultimate goal of facilitating hope and healing and planting new beginnings. Her clinical experience includes working within the not for profit sector and an in-patient hospital rehabilitation setting, as well as within the private sector. Noha uses a wholistic approach that values the role of mind, body, and spirit equally, and as such, she capitalizes upon a variety of therapeutic modalities that work together to honour the whole person, including Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Most importantly however, as a fellow pilgrim on this journey of life, Noha recognizes her own personal weaknesses and limitations, and as such, leans heavily on Jesus to guide her through her sessions, to inform her thoughts, feelings, and words, and to give her the serenity, courage, and wisdom that is needed as she accompanies her client’s through some of life’s more challenging moments. In addition to her direct clinical work, Noha has initiated and organized workshops in the wider community on the topics of PTSD management, stress/anxiety/depression management, non-violent conflict resolution, traumatic brain injury management, and parenting, and has been invited to be a guest speaker at various conferences.

Joel Gordon

Interviews and Q&A • August 30, 2019 • Joel Gordon

Joel Gordon is a filmmaker, actor, pastor and the Creative Director at the EFC. He is married with four children and lives north of Toronto. Since his early teens, Joel has been acting in television and film. After studying acting at York University and completing his BFA, Joel started to produce and direct television documentaries. In 2013 he produced a magazine and TV series called Love Is Moving that features youth groups living out God’s love in their communities. Joel is passionate about guiding his own children into a deeper relationship with God and also about sharing stories from youth and young adults across Canada through EFC’s magazine, Love Is Moving.

Dr. Amy Cheung

Wednesday Family Focus Group • August 28, 2019 • Amy Cheung

Dr. Amy Cheung is an Associate Scientist in the Hurvitz Brain Sciences Program at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. She works clinically as a psychiatrist with young people with mood and anxiety disorders and their families. Dr. Cheung's research focus includes adolescent depression and community-based service delivery models for youth with mental illness. She currently heads a North American collaborative examining barriers to the appropriate diagnosis and treatment of adolescent depression in the primary care setting, which includes developing and disseminating depression management guidelines endorsed by the American Academy of Paediatrics. In 2014, Dr. Cheung was Awarded the $1 million Bell Canada chair in adolescent mood and anxiety disorders.