Board of Trustees

Joey Bonifacio

Joey Bonifacio

Joey Bonifacio (Chairman) is happily married to Marie and they have three adult sons, Joseph, David and Joshua and a dog named "Vito." 

Joey serves in the International Apostolic Team of Every Nation Ministries, a worldwide family of churches and ministries that exists to Honor God by establishing Christ-Centered, Spirit Empowered, Socially Responsible churches and Campus Ministries in every nation. He is also a member of the leadership team of Victory Churches in the Philippines.




Ferdie Cabiling

Ferdie Cabiling

Ferdie Cabiling is the senior pastor of Victory Ortigas and heads the Victory Churches in Metro Manila. An ultramarathon runner known as "The Running Pastor," Ferdie has completed both the 102km (2011) and 160km (2012 & 2013) Bataan Death March Ultramarathons. Ferdie's dream is to run across the entire Philippines in 2015 to raise awareness and funds for the scholars of Real LIFE Foundation.

He is happily married to Judy and they have two children, Elizabeth and John Philip.

 




Steve Murrell

Steve Murrell

Steve Murrell is the senior pastor of Victory in Manila, Philippines and the co-founder and president of Every Nation, a worldwide family of churches and ministries. He is the author of several books, including: "The Accidental Missionary" and "A Hundred Years From Now."

Steve and his wife, Deborah, came to the Philippines in 1984. They live in Manila and Nashville and have three sons: William, James & Jonathan.

 

Ariel Marquez

  Ariel Marquez

Ariel Marquez graduated from DLSU in 1987 with an Accounting degree and became a CPA in 1989. He entered the full time ministry in 1991 as a Business and Finance Manager and is now the Senior Pastor of Victory Alabang. He is a frustrated triathlete and has finished a 70.3 Ironman race in Cebu. He hopes to finish a full Ironman before turning 50.

Ariel and his wife, Shirley, have four children – Bea, Jerome (who has gone to be with the Lord), Ana and Andrea.

 
Walden Chu

Walden Chu

Walden Chu is the President & CEO of the CBTL Holdings Group, a diversified collection of businesses that include The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf chain in the country and New Leaf Ventures, a leading technology company in the Philippines.  Other than Real LIFE, Walden is a National Board Trustee of Habitat for Humanity Philippines and an active member of the Entrepreneurs Organization.

Walden is happily married to his wife Ina and they have one son, Caleb.

Lynn Nawata

Lynn Nawata

Lynn Nawata (Ex-Officio) is the Executive Director of the Real LIFE Foundation. She received her B.A. at the University of Alberta and a post-graduate degree in Asia Pacific Management at Capilano University in Vancouver. Born and raised in Canada, she moved to the Philippines in 1991 to work for the Canadian Embassy in Manila before becoming the Country Manager of Harris Corporation, a US multinational. Lynn has lived in Edmonton, Canada; Akita, Japan; Nashville, Tennessee; and currently resides in Makati, Philippines.

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