David Hunt
David Hunt

David Hunt directs the Cardus Education program, convening academics and education leaders from around the globe to conduct original research on educational pluralism, excellence in Christian education, and graduate outcomes—with the aim of influencing influencers for the common good. He also serves as Cardus’s British Columbia (BC) Director. Hunt’s commentaries regularly appear in Canadian media, and three of his research papers have been used as evidence in legal submissions and/or by expert witnesses in court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. He holds a Master of Public Policy from Simon Fraser University and a Bachelor of Business Administration (with distinction) from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, where he was the Dean’s Medal recipient. A true British Columbian and lifelong West Coast local, David and his growing family love enjoying the outdoors together.

Paul Dirks
Paul Dirks

Paul is a husband, father of five, and lead pastor at New West Community Church. He has been highly involved in sex and gender issues, advocating for women’s sex-based rights and against child-medical transition, including appearing before the Senate on Bill C-16. Recently he has helped launch a classical Christian K-12 school: COMPASS Community Learning Centres, and a classical Christian liberal arts college, New Antioch Institute. He is the author of Is There Anything Good About Hell? and has been published in Themelios and The Public Discourse. Paul also enjoys music, including leading worship with his wife, and released an indie electronic album in 2008 called “Essays and Ear Candy.” He is currently writing an orchestral soundtrack to accompany a fantasy novella projected for a 2023 release.

Levi Minderhoud

Levi Minderhoud – ARPA BC

As ARPA’s British Columbia Manager, Levi Minderhoud specializes in engaging with provincial political issues and educating, equipping, and encouraging Reformed Christians in British Columbia to political action.

Prior to joining the ARPA staff in June of 2019, Levi earned a bachelor’s degree from Dordt University in political science, business, and economics and a Master of Public Policy degree from Simon Fraser University. He also spent stints interning for a Member of Parliament, working within the federal civil service, and leading a local ARPA chapter.

Levi, his wife Jillian, and his daughter Aria live in Mission, British Columbia. When off the clock, you’ll find him dabbling in recreational hockey, tickling the ivory, and playing every board and card game imaginable.

Margaret Cottle, MD

Dr. Margaret Cottle is a Palliative Care physician in Greater Vancouver, BC, working in Home Hospice programs. She is a clinical assistant professor at the University of BC, in the Division of Palliative Care in the Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Cottle speaks internationally about end-of-life issues and palliative care and addressed members of the Canadian Parliament in 2006 and 2017. She completed her training in Dignity Therapy with Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov in 2012 and has a special interest and expertise in dignity-conserving care.

Dr. Cottle and her husband, Dr. Robin Cottle, an ophthalmologist, have Cara, a black Labrador retriever, who often accompanies both doctors in their clinical work. The Cottles’ two grown children and their lovely spouses and have blessed them with five wonderful grandchildren. Dr. Cottle is also a calligrapher and watercolor artist and shares her work on her website at

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