Judy Friesen is a wife, mother and missionary, but first and foremost a follower of Jesus. She has been married to Arnie for just over 41 years and together they have 2 grown sons (and a daughter-in-law) and one grandson who all live in the Lower Mainland, BC, Canada.
In the early years of marriage, Judy was a piano teacher in her home studio for 27 years and during that time she also started a private part-time health consulting practice. Later, she transitioned to a full-time missionary so that her non-musical gifts and talents could contribute more directly to the body of Christ. She has worked as a Director and VP for a number of Christian organizations over the past 18 years, all in the area of fundraising – World Vision, Power to Change, Children’s Camps International and Canada Institute of Linguistics. Most recently, she held the title as VP Engagement at Wycliffe Canada Bible Translators head office where she oversaw 4 departments: fundraising, communications, personal support and church connections.
The other part of her time is running a consulting company called Consulting Plus One where she provides customized training and advice, drawing from her many years of experience. She works with women who desire to make an impact for Christ and she consults with charities who wish to improve their fundraising efforts. Currently she is retired from full-time work but works as a health consultant and coach and currently serves at her local church and sits on both the International and the Canadian Board of TEAM.
Judy is passionate about the Lord, His saving grace and the wonderful daily strength He gives her each and every day. She feels God has empowered her to help release the necessary resources from God’s people for His Kingdom purposes. Her motto in life is “to be a blessing” as she helps others to be all that God intends for them. Two of her favourite verses are found in Romans 9:16 - “It does not, therefore, depend on man’s desire or effort, but on God’s mercy” and Hebrews 12: 24 – “See to it that no one misses the grace of God.”Return to Annual Meeting page