Our Team

We are a small team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you!

Lisa Brock – Founder/CEO

I’m the founder of Planet Hope Christian Enterprising, and I’m so glad you’re here. My passion is helping others to achieve their dreams. My background is in Management, with a little bit of Kinesiology thrown in. I love building teams and developing ideas into practical solutions that can change the world. I’m a mom, a terrible but aspiring gardener, and above all, a beloved daughter of Jesus Christ. I look forward to working with you on your next project!

I’d love to connect with you on the socials! Click below to check it out.

Rachelle Robles – Chief Executive Assistant

Hello, my name is Rachelle and I am the Executive Director here at Planet Hope Christian Enterprising. My passion is to serve our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by helping people and the community achieve their goals and dreams.

My background is in Management and what motivates me is enabling others to thrive and succeed as well as being organized and efficient. I was a highly skilled Catering Manager at the Calgary Zoo and through my 15 years with them, I have developed strong leadership skills managing a team of up to 60+ employees. I am the founder of R & R Co.; a global online digital business and I’ve been able to transition my creative side into the digital space. I am a mother of 4 and grandmother of 6 who I love to spoil to pieces! Most importantly, I am a child of God who is devoted to serving in His kingdom in any way I can. I would love to connect these pieces together to create value for you on your next project!

You can connect with me on Facebook and LinkedIn!

Katie Friesen – Client Services Director

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Hi! I’m Katie, the Client Services Director at Planet Hope Christian Enterprising. I’m also a new WordPress contributor! My background is in customer service, childcare and most recently, the medical field, but really, my passion is working people and making a difference. I love Jesus with everything I am and want to be His hands and feet in everything I do. I love to be creative, to garden, sing and craft. I look forward to working with you on your next project by helping your dreams and goals take flight.
We can connect on Facebook and Instagram.

Nina Gavrilovic-Popovic – Communications Director and Social Media Adviser

Hi, I came to Calgary in 2001. I’ve been with Calgary Public Library since 2012 and currently I am a Library Experience Facilitator. I taught Social Media as a DLIC module (Digital Literacy in Community Library Program). I have strong interest in Social Media Marketing. I’m interested in animals, nature, education and helping people. One of my mottos is: The best way to help someone is to provide them with a job. I find what Planet Hope does is remarkable and I am excited to be a part of this team.

Patrick Antes – Creative Director

I am Patrick Antes the new staff of Planet Christian Enterprising as Creative Director. I have a background in Computer Graphics Design Technology and animation and Multimedia Arts. My skills are graphics design, creativity, marketing, web design, leadership, communication, Technical skills. I like to read books, watching tv / movies / animation. My interests are history, science, watching movies, animation, photography & videography.

One of the fun, creative, energetic, enthusiastic member/staff of Planet Hope Christian Enterprising. Nice to meet you!

David Rugamba Muhizi- Research and Development Director

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Hello! my name is Rugamba, the new Director of Research and Development at Planet Hope Christian Enterprising. I am an experienced international development manager with a wide range of skills including NGO management, private sector development, and strategy development.

My 20-year career spans from Education, Government, Research, and Consultancy for major international and bilateral organizations such as USAID, GIZ, ILO, UN agencies, etc. My work involves developing and implementing successful policies, strategies, and programs while efficiently managing processes and resources and evaluating their impacts.

On the social side, I am a social bird, love music and traveling. I am delighted to work with the selfless, loving, and Christian people at PHCE.

“Serving with passion to end all form of social injustice is what makes me wake up happy every morning “

Lana Obeid – Writing Specialist

Hi, my name is Lana and I am a Writing Specialist here at Planet Hope Christian Enterprising.
Sometimes I write large-extravagant-tall-with-a-long-evening-dress-purple-lipstick-heels-and
winged-eyeliner, type writing. Sometimes, it’s a-short-sleeve-with-marked-up-sneakers type of writing. Other times, it’s just a-polka-dotted-splashed-with-tie-dye-and-messy-hair-to-match writing. And most days, it’s all the above. It’s safe to say that I love being creative in my writings and if you can’t, tell poetry is my canvas. To get technical, I have a background in both Creative Writing and Professional Writing Specialized in Institutional Writing, which is just another fancy way of saying Business Writing. I also love Jesus and I love Writing about Him. I look forward to working with you!

Feel free to check out my various writings below.

Emmy McKirgan – Writing Specialist

Hello everyone my name is Emmy McKirgan. I have always enjoyed writing, I have journaled through many times in my life : during the highs and lows, the easy and the hard, the questions and answers. I find it much easier to “speak” with written words rather than trying to explain myself verbally. 

I am a new member of WordPress and of PHCE. I am looking forward to learning the craft of writing for the purpose of sharing my authentic self with others. Applying for this internship was a leap of faith as I have never formally been trained to write. I don’t have the same eloquence of writing as some do. But what I do have is a desire to learn and to help others with the stories of my hard times, of overcoming obstacles and fears because of my faith and belief in God, even while questioning the circumstances of life. 

I hope you will check out more of my stories as I branch out and walk out this dream in my heart. May something I say resonate with you and help you in some way. I want to share with you about my recovery after a car accident,my struggles with anxiety and depression along with my passion and heart for helping those who have suffered, those enduring homelessness or other frailties of this life. And how to bring joy and hope into each story, including my own.