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Advisors & Support Staff


Abraham Somavarapha

Estate Advisor

Abraham Somavarapha serves as an Estate Advisor with Advisors with Purpose. He has an academic background in Finance and International Trade with designations including the PFP® and the CITP®.

In his spare time, he enjoys studying religion and listening to podcasts including the Bible in a Year & the Bible Project. On the weekend, you might find him enjoying a game of cricket at the park or walking dogs.

Bold Kere

Estate Advisor

After several years working in Quality Assurance and Management, Bold made a career change to embrace his passion for finances. Bold has worked in the role of Financial Advisor at a major financial institution. He established his own practice with the ambition to make a lasting difference in people’s lives using a holistic and life-centred approach to financial advice and wealth management. 

Bold has a bachelor’s degree in Applied Science from University Laval in Quebec City and a Certificate in Financial Services. He holds designations of PFP (Personal Financial Planner); CFDS (Chartered Financial Divorce Specialist), and CKA (Certified Kingdom Advisor). He is currently working on obtaining his CIWM (Certified International Wealth Manager) designation.

Bold serves as a teacher and speaker on subjects related to faith and finances at conferences, business people gatherings, churches, and seminars for diplomats. In 2019, Bold was Second Runner-up winner of the Canada Financial Planning Awards competition. 

Bold is a garage league soccer player and an occasional tennis player.


Chantel Gibbs

Estate Advisor

Chantel was born and raised in Vernon, BC along with her three siblings. Chantel holds a CPA designation, BA in Business Administration and a B.Sc. in Chemistry. She enjoys educating people on tax and financial issues and was naturally drawn to the world of financial planning. Her specialization in corporate planning gives her the ability to service small business owners as well as people with personal planning needs. She now specializes as an Estate Advisor, with the team at ADVISORS with Purpose.

When not working, she volunteers on the worship team at her church, helps with youth group, and tries to keep active. Her favourite things are visiting with friends and family, playing board games, and going for a nice walk in nature.

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Effie Gomulia

Estate Specialist

Effie is an estate advisor, a money coach and a tax specialist. Using her knowledge gained from her own life’s experiences and research from various sources, she is committed to helping others to be literated about their personal financial matters. She first learned about Biblical money management through Crown Financial Ministries.

Thanks to Advisors With Purpose, she completed her Master Financial Advisor – Philanthropy (MFA-P) designation in 2019. This program equipped her in assisting clients interested in strategic philanthropy.

She also finished Core Training with Kingdom Advisor, which provided training that helped advisors go deeper with their clients and share Biblically financial counsel.

Effie holds an M.B.A. degree from Stuart School of Business (Illinois Institute of Technology). She also holds an M.Sc. and a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from University of California Los Angeles. Her paid and volunteering experiences in a few countries include banking, teaching, business, and engineering.

Effie enjoys life with her family in North Vancouver, BC.

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Mary Lynn Huizinga

Estate Specialist

Mary Lynn grew up in an entrepreneurial family and for the last 43 years she has watched, worked, and now helps direct her family’s business.  Having an advisor walk with her family through seasons of business transition inspired her to pursue her own CFP designation. Her passion is educating and empowering clients to make well informed decisions with the resources God has entrusted to them. She is currently working on her Master Financial Advisor – Philanthropy (MFA-P) designation to provide clients with strategic philanthropic advice.

Mary Lynn passionately believes in making a difference. Having served with YWAM (Youth with a Mission), she has spent time in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines. She has also supported work in Morocco and Jordan. She has been involved locally in her church with children’s ministries, youth missions’ trips, marriage ministries, and women’s prison ministries. Mary Lynn serves as a board member for the Christian Credit Union where the focus is to encourage people to be faithful stewards of the financial resources God has given to them.

Mary Lynn has been married for 33 years to her husband Peter, and together they have seven children and six grandchildren.  She loves hospitality and frequently hosts dinners for a houseful. If you can’t find her in her office, she’s probably at Costco getting supplies for the next event.


Teresa Yeung

Estate Specialist

Driven by a fervent desire to promote charitable giving and foster a more harmonious world, Teresa is drawn to Advisors with Purpose.

Teresa possesses a wealth of experience in the financial sector, having earned her Bachelor of
Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba. Committed to continuous professional
growth, she has acquired a range of pertinent certifications, including Certified Financial
Planner (CFP®), Chartered Investment Manager (CIM®), Fellow of the Canadian Securities
Institute (FCSI®), Registered Retirement Consultant (RRC®), Responsible Investment Specialist
(RIS), and Certified Executor Advisor (CEA).

Embracing the belief that “it is more blessed to give than to receive,” Teresa and her family are
deeply engaged in volunteer work. Their philanthropic endeavors encompass a wide spectrum,
from serving at soup kitchens and assisting in senior homes to supporting mental health and
cancer support groups, bereaved families as well as mentoring online. Teresa also actively
contributes to financial literacy by volunteering to educate elementary school students on
money management.

In her leisure time, Teresa finds solace in hiking, using nature as a means to connect with the
Creator. Additionally, she indulges her empathy and understanding of others by immersing
herself in dramas and movies.

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William 'Bill' Hirtle

Estate Specialist

Bill joined ADVISORS with Purpose in 2019 as an Estate Advisor.  Bill graduated from Mount Allison University in 1977. Bill received his Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA),Chartered Accountant (CA) designation in 1979.  Bill and his wife Janice moved to Peace River, Alberta in 1982, where Bill practiced public accounting with a national accounting firm until his retirement in 2018.  During Bill’s time in public practice, he developed a wide range of experience in assurance, tax, estate planning and general consulting.

Bill has been actively involved in his community, serving in several areas including a community foundation; and board member and treasurer at his local church. Bill enjoys sports and has been an organizer, coach and referee in a number of sports over the years.

Bill and Janice recently moved back to New Brunswick, closer to family. They have four children as well as four grandchildren. 

Support Staff


Tanya Rust

Admin Assistant

Tanya was born in Ajax, Ontario and has since lived in every province west of Ontario. She has worked in a wide variety of fields as a surveyor assistant in pipeline construction, a painter, a letter carrier/postal worker, and a customer service cashier – and is also certified as an Internet/Network Administrator.

Tanya and her family moved Port Alberni, BC in 2007 and she has served in her church in numerous capacities teaching Sunday school, as Audio/Visual Ministry Lead Sound Technician, and volunteer Event Coordinator until she became Church Administrator in October 2012.

Tanya joined the ADVISORS with Purpose team in January 2015. Tanya loves spending time with her husband Shaun and their two daughters. She continues volunteering as Lead A/V Sound Tech, and enjoys reading, studying the Bible, knitting, boating, hiking, listening to music, traveling, and working with her brothers and sisters in Christ to the Glory of God.


Debbie Maure

Communications Manager

Debbie joined the team of Financial Discipleship Canada in the fall of 2017.  Previous to coming to FDC, Debbie enjoyed years in the not-for-profit world in various capacities.  Debbie lives with her husband just north of Barrie, Ontario where they raised their two children.  

Debbie has been active in their local church for the past 20 years and loves the family community.  Not much delights Debbie more than having a full house of family and friends.