Our Trainers are truly a blessing

NextLEVEL Leadership is blessed to have a cadre of trainers committed to our mission. Each individual has been trained using our Train-the-Trainer methodology and receives ongoing feedback and development to ensure they deliver the highest quality training possible. Our trainers bring a range of skill and expertise from both marketplace and ministry vocations.

Ellen Duffield

Director of The Leadership Studio at Muskoka Woods. Ellen is a wife, mom and grandmother. She is also one of the five founders of NextLEVEL Leadership. With a Masters of Arts in Management and Leadership, 30 years of leadership and facilitation experience, and ongoing local and international research projects, Ellen is committed to the ongoing growth of Christian women leaders. Email:

The Leadership Studio. Muskoka, Ontario, Canada. 

Charlene Van Ee

A diverse nursing career couldn’t sustain the internal ache Charlene had to speak into the vulnerable parts of men and women alike. At a young age, she knew God designed her to be a brave communicator, a specific skill of intentional dialogue, yet it took a serious car accident to align her steps forward. Recently, she graduated with a Master of Arts in Leadership and Management from Briercrest. Her engaging stories fosters creative opportunities to speak in various settings, such as high schools, camps, conferences and retreats. She continues to pursue a speaking career while facilitating dialogue that celebrates the layers of individual and collaborative stories. Email: 

Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.

Angeline Edouard

Married since 1997, Angeline is the mother of seven wonderful children. She is co-founder of the New Generation Revival Ministries, a special care counsellor, speaker and evangelist. Angeline is currently studying theology at Christian Life University. She is also a licensed leadership facilitator for NextLEVEL Leadership. Her desire is to help women be propelled into their destiny and take their position as daughters and princesses of the King. “God has put in us the flavours of his heaven and as the women of this generation we must season our sphere of influence with the ingredients of the kingdom.” Email:

Quebec and Haiti (Français and English)

Alexandra Depuhl

Alexandra has degrees in Hotel Management and studied Education in Tampa, Florida. For 25 years she served as the business manager of a Christian camp she and her husband founded. Alexandra has served on many Boards as the first woman, co-initiated women’s networks and authored various books. Alexandra brought NextLEVEL Leadership to Germany in 2005 – where she serves as the German Lead facilitator – and to Paraguay with Waltraud Siemens in 2010. She continues to speak at conferences, mentor young leaders, and train Facilitators. Alexandra is committed to teaching women to lead and transform the world. Email:

Germany (Deutsche and English)

Waltraud Siemens

Waltraud studied theology. She loves to convey knowledge.  That is why she has a passion to work in the library of CEMTA (Faculty of Theology and Music). It inspires her to provide students and lecturers with the adequate books and other materials at the right time. She learned NextLevel Leadership in Germany and was convinced that it was the right thing for German-speaking women in Paraguay. Since 2011, she is the team leader of NextLevel Leadership Paraguay. Waltraud is excited and committed to facilitate learning through the Next Level Leadership Program. She is married, with a married son and two grandchildren. Email:


Margarita Dyck

Margarita is an architect and has a passion for beauty and creativity in architecture as well as in women’s lives. After finishing all modules of NextLevel Leadership, she inspires other women to unfold this true God-given beauty. For many years, she has worked in Women’s Ministries of her local church and is currently active in discipleship. Margarita lives with her husband and three children in Paraguay, in the heart of South America. Email:


Vira Shevchenko

Vira is a co-founder of “Zolotoy Gorod” (Golden City) Christian Publishing House, Kiev, Ukraine. She is a children’s book author, editor and translator. Her University degrees are in Education, Music and Orchestra Conducting, and she has compiled a number of songbooks in Ukraine, Russia and Georgia (Republic of) during her work with Christian Camping International /Ukraine. She works as a women’s counselor, speaker and teacher. Vira is a wife, mother and grandmother. She lives and works in Kiev, Ukraine. Email:

Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine. (український – Ukrainian, русский – Russian) 

Karen Ward

Karen spent 20 years in camp leadership, managing programs and training teams.  She now oversees a ministry working with Indigenous youth and families which opened her world to new intercultural insights and understanding our complex Canadian history.   As a graduate of NextLevel, Karen brings intercultural views to leadership training increasing the capacity for other ways of learning and knowing.  Email:

Southern Ontario and Indigenous Communities across Canada

Joan Hyatt

Joan is a family counsellor, at Jericho counselling Services and Chair of the Board of Elders at Southridge Church in St Catharines, Ontario. She has a MScEd and has been leading and facilitating groups for 30 years. Passionate about helping people become all they are meant to be, Joan’s gifts of encouragement and teaching are front and centre in her role with NextLEVEL Leadership. Email:

 Southridge Church, St. Catharines, ON, Canada

Debi Snider

Debi graduated from Emmanuel Bible College, Kitchener ON with a Christian Ed Diploma and a Missions Certificate.  The skills she gathered from NextLEVEL Leadership and Carol Kent’s Speak Up With Confidence courses aided her as she lead in various Women’s Ministries positions.  Debi has been president of WM at her local church, Director of WM at the district level and also Director of EMCWomen of the Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada. Email:

Southern Ontario, Canada

Carrie Jones

Carrie is a Family Life Pastor at Southridge Community Church in St. Catharines Ontario. Carrie is married to Steve and a mum to 3 amazing daughters. Carrie is currently a part-time student at Knox College and working toward her Masters in Pastoral Studies. She is a certified Enneagram teacher with the Canadian Institute of Enneagram Studies. Carrie is intentional and passionate about lifelong learning, contemplative living, leadership and empowering women of all ages. One of the highlights of her work at Southridge is leading a 3 program known as Southridge BRAVE Girls. This program builds confidence in and empowers young girls. As a facilitator with NextLevel Leadership at Southridge, Carrie is committed to opening doors for female leaders and seeing men and women lead the family of God together.  Email address

Southridge Church, St. Catharines, ON,  Canada