Full Time Staff
Year Round Staff
Luke LaRocque (Executive Director)
Luke started at Beacon in September 2015. He comes from a background in community development, working with organizations like Yonge Street Mission and Sanctuary Ministries in Toronto, as well as serving overseas with Emmanuel International. He holds a Masters of Theological Studies (Development) from Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto. A lifelong "Beacon guy", he met his wife Alyssa at camp. You can usually find him planning another canoe trip or playing a new board game.
Contact Luke: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alyssa LaRocque (Program Director)
Alyssa comes to Beacon with a background in education. Trained in languages, she is also a certified teacher in Ontario. Starting as Beacon's Food Services Manager in September 2015, she now puts her skills to good use making sure that Beacon's programming is always improving, and that our staff are well cared for. She's a passionate outdoorsperson, often spotting a small animal or bird in the forest before anyone else. She and Luke have one daughter.
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Mark Vandervecht (Facilities Manager)
Mark Vandervecht has been working as Facilities Manager at Beacon since May 2015. After managing his own construction company for many years, Mark and his wife Judy are pleased to be using the skills they have acquired for the Lord's service. Both Mark and Judy have been involved in Beacon since childhood. Their three grown children live in Ontario, and they're able to visit almost every week.
Contact Mark: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elisa Best (Hospitality Coordinator)
Elisa grew up in Bolton, Ontario and has attended Beacon she was very young. She graduated from Baking and Pastry Arts in 2016 and then spent some time working in a cozy little cafe on the Lakeshore before starting at Beacon year round in June 2017. In her spare time, she like to work on DIY projects and get outside.
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