Executive Director – Mark Penninga
Mark’s job is to carry out the mission of ARPA Canada by equipping Reformed Christians with research and information on political issues and bringing a Reformed perspective on current issues to our authorities. Mark and his family live near the town of Smithers, BC.
He has a Master’s degree in political science from the University of Lethbridge, a BA in philosophy from Trinity Western University, and a certificate in Leadership and Applied Public Affairs from the Laurentian Leadership Centre in Ottawa. Mark’s political experience includes working as a Research Analyst for Focus on the Family Canada and as an intern in Ottawa for a Member of Parliament. He also started local ARPA’s in Smithers, Langley, and Lethbridge. Mark is the author of “Building on Sand: Human Dignity in Canadian Law and Society”
Mark’s work has been published in the Toronto Star, National Post, Calgary Herald, Lethbridge Herald, Vancouver Sun and the Province.
Contact Mark at Mark@ARPACanada.ca