John Ghent, Advisory Board Member HomeSuiteHope, CEO Ghent Planning Services, Oakville
My experience of facilitating NextLEVEL Leadership Modules with Cathie Ostapchuk (here in Toronto and also in Ghana) is always enjoyable. Cathie brings a special creativity to her teaching, an authentic sensitivity to the group and a natural enthusiasm for the learning process. As a life-long learner herself, she uses her unique gift with words to inspire and challenge participants to continue the journey and to do so with joyful anticipation of the life-changing discoveries they will make about God and about themselves.
Lynn Smith, NextLEVEL Leadership Team, author, and former Dean of Students,Tyndale University
Cathie Ostapchuk has been a gift the past years I have worked with her. For more than a year, I worked with Cathie daily, as she co-directed one of AnGeL Ministries’ largest-ever Just Give Me Jesus with Anne Graham Lotz, which filled Toronto’s Air Canada Center and resulted in thousands of changed lives and follow-up Bible studies throughout the region. In the trenches of that massive year-long process, I got to experience the many facets of what makes Cathie one of the most amazing leaders I’ve worked with. She’s gifted as an administrator which was needed for such a large-scope project with hundreds of volunteers and hundreds of thousands of dollars in the budget. She helped recruit and train a group of lay women into an incredible team that got the job done with love, compassion and excellence – a team that still stays connected. Above all – she never lost sight of the ultimate goal of our ministry. Whether speaking in front of a large group, or one-on-one in a luncheon with a strategic pastor, Cathie’s ability to convey the mission of our ministry was warm, clear and always on message – Jesus! To this day, I consult Cathie, and she has been asked to coach chairwomen in other cities. We continue to count Cathie as our friend an ongoing partner in ministry.
Carole Inman, former Director of Ministry, AnGeL Ministries, Founder and CEO of Carole Inman Consulting
Cathie is one of those people who naturally thinks “outside of the box”! She brings a unique perspective to the table and takes the ordinary to the extraordinary by applying her god-given energy and creative talents. She is able to take concepts and break them down into bite-sized pieces, which can then be practically applied.
Jan D’Angelo, Coach Coordinator, LAUNCH
Cathie has a passion for the development of people and organizations that is truly exemplary. In this pursuit she balances risk taking and creating safe places; forthrightness and compassion; process and creativity. Cathie is an amazing communicator with a unique and timely message.
Ellen Duffield, Project Leader – The Leadership Studio at Muskoka Woods