Monday, November 04, 2013

Giving back to Pastors in the GTA, Ontario area.

Are you a Pastor in the GTA, Ontario?   Three of us want to give something back from our expertise to those who lead our churches.  Take a look:

Church Leaders Forum

You are invited to join Ken Hall of Robertson Hall Insurance, Andrae Marrocco of Dickinson Wright Lawyers, and Ken Godevenos of Accord Consulting on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. for an information session on the latest insurance, legal and employment issues facing the church. This is an invitation only event (requests for additional attendees can be made before the event) as such events are intentionally kept to a small number to facilitate open discussion.

Hosted by Dickinson Wright LLP at:
199 Bay Street, Suite 2200
Commerce Court West (southwest corner of King & Bay)
Toronto, Ontario, M5L 1G4
[Please note that this is a secure building & all visitors must register in the lobby.]

Meeting Agenda

10:00 a.m.      Registration and refreshments

10:25 a.m.      Welcome and introductions - Andrae Marrocco

10:30 a.m.      Part A: What you need to know about being insured - Ken Hall  (includes Q&A)

10:50 a.m.      Part B: What you need to know about your employees - Ken Godevenos (includes Q&A)

11:10 a.m.      Part C: What you need to know about recent changes in the law and the church - Andrae Marrocco (includes Q&A)

11:30 a.m.      Participants verbal feedback and suggestions for future events - Ken Godevenos

11:40 a.m.      Thank you and adjournment - Andrae Marrocco

11:45 a.m.      Feel free to network with your colleagues with more coffee!

RSVP (required): Mary Smythe at 416-777-4040 or by email:

For more information, please contact:
Andrae Marrocco’s office at 416-777-4046

We look forward to having you join us on November 21st.


Kenneth A. Hall is President of Robertson Hall Insurance and specializes in insurance protection and risk management advice for over 5,500 churches and Christian charities across Canada.  His “Facing the Risk” series of articles highlights the current issues facing Christian charities and their leaders, including abuse prevention, board governance, counselling services and injury prevention.

Andrae Marrocco is a seasoned lawyer whose practice spans advising clients on sophisticated international transactions to everyday legal matters. This versatility allows Andrae to advise churches on both simple and complex legal issues with great insight and in a practical and creative manner.

Serving on the leadership team of his local church as a credential holder, Andrae has a deep understanding of Christian doctrine, the mission of the Church and the fundamental principles by which it functions. Moreover, he appreciates the realities, dynamics and requirements of the day-to-day operations of churches.

Andrae brings an innovative, insightful and solutions-focused approach to providing legal advice that is informed by his Christian perspective. He is dedicated to the expansion of the Church and has the understanding, passion and qualifications necessary to assist churches in achieving their mission.

Ken Godevenos is President of Accord Resolution Services Inc. and an experienced speaker, facilitator and seminar leader. He is an active member of WorldatWork, having served as Canadian President, American Board Director, and Chairman of the International Committee.

Ken also serves as President of SCA International, a Canadian Christian Mission, responsible for staff and volunteers working across the country both independently and from four year-round Ministry Centres, and working primarily with Aboriginal Peoples in Canada.

Author of Human Resources for the Church: Applying Corporate Principles in Spiritual Settings, a 432 page handbook for Pastors, Executive Pastors, as well as Church Board- and HR Committee- members.  The book was published and is available through Essence Publishers or from SCA International.

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