The Board of Directors for Crossroads Christian Communications Inc. (Crossroads) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lorna Dueck as Chief Executive Officer of Crossroads and YES TV effective July 11th, 2016. Lorna previously launched the Canadian charity Media Voice Generation, and is the Executive Producer and host of the television program Context with Lorna Dueck, a show she launched in 2003 under its previous name Listen Up TV.
Lorna's experience in media and her leadership as a prominent Christian voice in Canada uniquely positions her for the role. She is a highly respected journalist and faith leader in Canada and her work has garnered global recognition. Providing a unique faith perspective on current events and news, Lorna is a sought-after voice and trusted guide to bring Canada's faith stories to the forefront.
With over 30 years of media experience, Lorna is a familiar face and voice to the Crossroads audience, having served as co-host alongside Rev. David Mainse on 100 Huntley Street from 1994-2002. She then established a visible Christian witness in Canadian news media by creating Media Voice Generation in 2004, and launched a Christian weekly news analysis program, Context with Lorna Dueck, out of the CBC building in downtown Toronto.
"We have full confidence in Lorna and her ability to set the tone and lead the organization with absolute excellence," says Gil Scott, Chair of Crossroads Board of Directors. "She is a Spirit-filled leader with a proven track record in the media industry and has a passion for Canada and Christian ministry."
Lorna's primary role will be providing leadership and vision to Crossroads and YES TV from the Crossroads Centre in Burlington, Ontario. She will pursue and lead a collaborative approach to support strong and vibrant Christian media between Crossroads and Media Voice Generation.
Lorna completed her undergraduate studies at Tyndale University College in Toronto, and earned a Master of Arts in Evangelism and Leadership from Wheaton College. She has received honorary doctorate degrees from Trinity Western, Tyndale and Briercrest Universities. She has also received the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for contributions to Canadian society.
Next week clips from Lorna's commissioning with staff and Crossroads Founder David Mainse will air on 100 Huntley Street. Lorna Dueck will officially begin at Crossroads on July 11th.