Who We Are

GlobalLight Projects was formed by friends who have significant cross-cultural experience and who desire to make a difference.

Marilyn Crewe
comes to GlobalLight Projects with years of office management experience with Mission Partners International. She presently works with Elgin Business Development Centre as a community economic development specialist. Marilyn desires to encourage people while impacting their lives with practical ministry.  She has led several mission teams to the former Soviet Union and she knows the impact mission travel has on those who go.   "We did not come to watch!" is one of her favourite quotes. Marilyn and her husband, Shaun, live in St Thomas, ON where she works for Community Futures Development. They have two adult children, Graham and Brittany.

Thomas Chona
  is a Photovoltaic Technician who graduated from Seneca College. He has worked in the banking sector for over 20 years in Zambia and Canada in information technology. He studied alternate energy systems at Lambton College and is working on a degree on adult education and digital technology at UOIT. He is employed designing and installing solar arrays for a major London company. His mission is to improve the quality of life in the developing world by using renewable energy technologies such as solar, wind and bio energy. Thomas grew up in a village in Zambia and was educated there, in England and in Canada. His background gives him the unique ability to clearly identify the fundamental development problems of rural communities and the technological methods to solving the problems. Thomas wants to use his knowledge, skills and experience to jump start development in the underdeveloped world. He is married to Albina and has five children and one grandson.

de Foss was born and raised in Newfoundland where he met and married his wife, Colleen. He first became involved in missions with a 3 ½ month short term missions trip to Siberia with Colleen in the fall of 2000. The following year he completed his BTh, with a major in cross cultural studies and began working with Mission Partners International in London, ON. as Humanitarian Aid manager. Wayde has travelled to several countries of the former Soviet Union and has led short term missions teams to St. Petersburg, Russia. He was Logistics Coordinator for Christ for All Nations (Canada) and presently is Assistant Director of The Ark Aid Street Mission. Wayde desires to fulfil God's call on his life to help the disadvantaged and less fortunate people wherever God leads him. Wayde and Colleen live in London with their two daughters, Sarah, and Lily.

Doug Whitelaw
has been involved in cross-cultural work for most of the past 19 years. He served as Academic Dean of Pan Africa Christian College (now University) in Nairobi, Kenya, a leadership development college with students from throughout Africa and faculty members from North America, Europe and Africa. He has also worked in Research and Development with Mission Partners International, a humanitarian aid agency working in the former Soviet Union and is now the Executive Director of The Ark Aid Street Mission. In addition to pastoral ministry in southern Ontario for more than 12 years, he has written and hosted radio programs in both Canada and Kenya and has authored two books of meditations. A graduate of Eastern Pentecostal Bible College, York University (BA) and Wilfrid Laurier University (MA), Doug and his wife Gloria have 3 Third-Culture kids (children from one culture raised in another) and two grandchildren.
Peter D.W. Shaw. Building on his initial career in electronic technology, Peter earned a B Sc degree (Queen’s) and taught high school physics and math in London, ON for 28 years. Having an interest in renewable energy, Peter also earned a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering (UWO) and promoted alternative energy through the Solar Energy Society of Canada at public meetings across Canada. Using his additional qualifications and experience in school administration and addiction counselling, Peter served clients in the social services field for 10 years. Now as an enthusiastic senior, Peter is keenly involved in the development and installation of GlobalLight’s various projects.
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