Board of Directors

Jodi Greenstreet

Jodi's personal mission statement is:

 'to listen, learn and love with the heart and mind of Christ and help others do the same.' 

She graduated from Emmaus Bible College with a BA in Biblical Studies and an emphasis in youth ministry. Shortly after moving back home to Canada, she co-founded CrossTrainers Canada with her cousin, Patti LaRose in 2001. She served as CrossTrainers' Executive Director for 19 years and her heart beat remains intimately connected with CrossTrainers' mission 'Training people to live, love and lead for the glory of God.' 

Jodi is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the CRPO as well as a certified trainer with Bridges out of Poverty and Getting Ahead 

Above all, Jodi's passion is Jesus.  

Patti LaRose

Patti and Jodi are cousins and co-founded CrossTrainers in 2001. Patti currently serves as the interm-executive director for CrossTrainers. She has been a part of WOW Living since it's inception in 2014 assisting with WOW Living conferences and retreats. She graduated from Brock University with an Honors BA in English Language and Literature and a minor in Math, then from the University of Western Ontario in 1998 with her BEd in Secondary Education. In 2003 Patti stepped out in faith trusting the Lord by leaving her high school teaching position of 5 years to follow Him in what He was calling her to in opening The Hub Youth Centre. She loves discipleship and small group teaching atmospheres and uses these gifts within CT and WOW Living often. She is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the CRPO.

Gail Janes

Gail was a part of CrossTrainers since it's inception and has walked alongside Patti and Jodi for almost 20 years as they have served the Bradford Community. She is a wise and trusted friend with business and leadership experience that serves as a great asset to the WOW Living team. 

Although Gail wears several different hats, these two stand out among the two that suite her best: 1. Faithful prayer warrior and 2. Beloved Nanna (to her three beautiful grandchildren) 

Ben Verkaik

Ben Verkaik is a lifelong resident of Bradford West Gwillimbury. Together with his wife, Jeannette, they raised their 3 children in Bradford West Gwillimbury. He is an honours graduate of Bradford District High School and earned a Bachelor of Applied Science degree, Chemical Engineering, at the University of Waterloo. He is a licensed Professional Engineer with over 35 years experience in manufacturing leadership.

Ben is currently serving as industry advisory member of the Bradford West Gwillimbury Economic Advisory Committee. He spent 9 years serving on church council at Springdale CRC and is currently attending Sovereign Grace Church at the 5th Sideroad and Canal Road. He has also served on the Board of Directors at King Christian School for 7 years and is currently the Board Treasurer. From 2011 to 2017 he was Chair of the Building Committee for the new King Christian School on Bathurst Street.

Ben is currently volunteering at the Out of the Cold Café (a daytime shelter in downtown Bradford) and at the Bradford Helping Hand Food Bank. He was a 3-time volunteer with World Renew Disaster Response Services rebuilding homes damaged by tornados and floods.