Michael & Melanie Waddell
Michael and Melanie were appointed by Canadian Baptist Ministries to serve as Global Field Staff in August 2015. They departed for the field in July 2016 and are based in Manila, Philippines.
Michael and Melanie serve alongside CBM colleagues and partners in the area of Marketplace Ministry. The Waddells have been tasked to assist in the formation of Christian discipleship movements within the context of the marketplace throughout Southeast Asia. A growing and vibrant missional activity, Marketplace Ministry seeks to reach out to those who work throughout the world’s economies, global and local, in order to develop Kingdom impact within and through one of the world’s most influential areas.
Michael is currently working on completing his Master of Arts in Practical Theology at Acadia Divinity College. Melanie has a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Acadia University and has experience working in various counseling settings.
The Waddells spent 14 years in the business world, as well as 5 years serving as Directors of a Baptist owned Christian camp in New Brunswick, before sensing that God was leading them to something new. After a trip to Kenya in 2013 they began the discernment process with CBM about where God was leading them to serve as a couple.
Michael and Melanie have been married for 16 years and have four children: Kyla, Sean, Carter and Allie.