Oblate Mission Associates

AMMI Lacombe Canada MAMI – Oblate Mission Associates

Board of Directors Oblates: Ken Thorson, Ken Forster and James Bleackley

Coordination Team: Diane Lepage, Glenn Zimmer OMI

Staff Oblate Mission Associates

Introducing the Staff of Oblate Mission Associates


John & Emily Cherneski
John and Emily started as Communications Coordinators in May 2009. They bring a wide array of skills, experience and expertise to this position and have a rich history with the Oblates. They were married in 1971 and have two children. JanaLee is a Rhodes Scholar completing her doctorate degree from Oxford University, and Jordan is pursuing a career in adventure tourism in Victoria, BC.


Diane Lepage
Diane began working with the Oblates through St. Mary's Province MAMI in 1996 and was an active participant in forming the new reality of AMMI Lacombe Canada MAMI. Serving as a member of the Coordination Team and Executive Director, Diane is genuinely touched by the generosity, compassion and dedication of our MAMI members for the Oblates and our missions around the world. Diane is married to Bernard Lepage and they have one son, Zachary. As a family, the Lepages have had the opportunity to meet and share life with many Oblates in Canada and abroad, cherishing each of these relationships.

Glenn Zimmer
Glenn, a member of the Coordination Team of Oblate Mission Associates, lives at the Qu'Appelle House of Prayer, which was established in 1995, near Fort Qu'Appelle, SK. He lives in community with a married couple, John and Emily Cherneski, and Sister Margaret Dick, SNJM. Since his ordination in 1971, he served at the former Oblate Communications Center and Queen's House Retreat and Renewal Centre, as well as a group of parishes in the Qu'Appelle Valley.

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