Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Board of Directors at Eston College

Elwin Hermanson

Chairperson

Elwin Hermanson is an FGBI grad from the “His Image” class of 1975. God has led him through numerous life experiences including farming, serving in the Canadian Parliament and the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly,  and leading the Canadian Grain Commission as Chief Commissioner. Elwin is married to Gail (also an FGBI grad). They have three grown children and nine grandchildren. Elwin and Gail have worshipped and served in the Hillside Christian Fellowship Church in Beechy, SK.

Wes Mills

Vice Chairperson

Wes Mills graduated with a diploma from the Full Gospel Bible Institute in 1981 and received a Bachelor of Biblical Studies degree from Eston College in 2004. Wes also earned a Masters of Christian Leadership degree from Rocky Mountain College in 2006. Wes is ordained with the Apostolic Church of Pentecost of Canada and has served as the President of the denomination since 2004. In 2021 Wes was appointed as the World Pentecostal Fellowship Ambassador to Canada. Wes is married to Lois, also an Eston College Alumni, they have two adult sons, who are both Alumni of Eston College, and enjoy spending time with their five grandchildren. Wes & Lois reside in Calgary, Alberta and attend the Calgary Full Gospel Church.

Greg Cooper

Pastor of EFGC

Greg Cooper lives in Eston, Saskatchewan, where he and his wife, Kim, pastor the Eston Full Gospel Church. Greg is alumni of Eston College and has been on the college board since 2021. Greg and Kim have three kids.

Robert Deagle

Board Member

Robert Deagle has enjoyed a career in agri-business, filling various roles in a retail farm equipment dealership. He is currently acting as a Branch Manager in Stettler, AB where he and his wife, Rhonda, reside. They both have always taken active roles in church life. Robert and Rhonda have been blessed with five children, all alumni of Eston College, and ten grandchildren.

Chris Drinnan

Board Member

Chris Drinnan has been an Eston College graduate since 2006. He has gone on to complete a Masters of Arts in Leadership and Ministry from Ambrose University and is currently serving as an Associate Pastor at Hillcrest Church in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Chris’ most rewarding work is done in a team and working with Students. Chris is married to Jenna and they have four young children at home.

Jim Ewing

Board Member

Jim Ewing and his wife Myrna (nee Nemeth) live in Edmonton, AB. They have two adult children and 3 grandchildren residing in western Canada. Jim is an entrepreneurship consultant with 40+ years experience in finance and small business development. Jim is a graduate of Eston College and has served on the board since 2020. Jim and Myrna have served in volunteer and leadership roles within their local church and have launched the “MMN – Marketplace Ministries Network” – encouraging those pursuing a business, ministry area, or special project that positively represents Jesus Christ.

Brenda Frost

Chancellor

Brenda and her husband Jeff both served in various roles at the college for many years and are also alumni of the college. Following Jeff’s retirement, they moved to New Brunswick where they are both actively involved in church lay ministry. Brenda is currently employed as an office assistant. 

Jordan Gadsby

Board Member

Jordan Gadsby has served as the Regional Director for the Prairies with ACOP since 2021. He has also pastored the ACOP church in Nipawin, SK with his wife, Chantal, since 2013. They love Jesus, His church, and seeing the Kingdom of God revealed in our world. Jordan and Chantal have four children that they get to serve Jesus alongside.

Kathy Herbert

Recording Secretary

Kathy and her husband Keith currently reside in Eston. Kathy is a graduate alumni of the college and has previously worked at the college in administration and development. Kathy was part of the college team who initially worked toward becoming accredited. Both Kathy and her husband are active supporters of the college and love seeing what God has done, and is doing, in the lives of the college students and alumni.

Greg Paulson

Board Member

Before serving as the Lead Pastor of Gateway church, Greg planted churches and served in every role he could in the local church. His passion is disciple making, ministry preparing, and cheering others on to live out their callings. The gifts and experience he brings to the Eston College Board come from training and experience leading in non-profits.

Jori Stockdale

Board Member

Jori Stockdale is currently the Next Gen Pastor at Regina Apostolic church and has been serving on staff since 2005. She loves to see kids, youth and young adults grow as passionate disciples of Jesus and has counted it a joy to be able to see that happening in many students’ lives over the years. She has been connected to Eston by bringing students to retreats for many years, teaching at the college as visiting faculty, as well as being a student herself. Jori counts it an honor to serve the college in any way that is needed. 

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