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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.
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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.

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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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Cindy Byker

Estate Advisor

Cindy has been involved in the financial industry as an advisor dealing with investments and insurance for almost 20 years. Cindy holds the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation and the Elder Planning Counselor (EPC) designation.

Cindy has a comprehensive understanding of the agricultural industry as she grew up on a dairy farm and attended Kemptville College in the Agriculture Diploma Program. Cindy and her husband Bill are partners on a 1000 acre cash crop farm near Ottawa,Ontario. Cindy manages the bookkeeping and administrative responsibilities of the farm. 

Over the years Cindy has been actively involved in her church and Christian school, serving on many committees and boards, often in bookkeeping and Treasurer areas. Another passion of Cindy’s has been serving on the board of Camp Adonai, a Christian camp for area churches. Cindy has been on the camp board for over 10 years, serving as chairperson for 6 of those years. Cindy also enjoys volunteering at the camp each summer in the kitchen, coordinating the food supplies and cooking for 100+ campers and staff with the help of four wonderful ladies. 

Cindy and Bill have 4 adult children and 3 young grandchildren. Cindy enjoys gardening, golfing, reading and spending time with family and friends.

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Effie Gomulia

Estate Advisor

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 recently finished Core Training with Kingdom Advisor, which provided training that helped advisors go deeper with their clients and share Biblically financial counsel. The KA training helps her to encourage individuals to give and to understand that we are merely managers of what God has entrusted us.

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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William 'Bill' Hirtle

Estate Advisor

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

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Olivia Luong

Admin Assistant
Olivia joined Advisors with Purpose in 2021.  She retired from full-time work in the library field with an area school board in 2018.  This was her one and only professional career.  The first item to be checked off her ‘to do’ list was completing her will with help from Advisors with Purpose.  She saw the value of having a will in place and of being a good steward of God’s resources.  After completing a financial planning diploma, she joined AWP as admin assistant, with an eye towards becoming an Estate Planner in the future.  
 
She is mother to three adult children, and is married to a pastor.  She enjoyed short-term mission trips with different family members to Africa and Latin America.  She calls Toronto home.
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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.

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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.