Jennifer Lau began her tenure as Executive Director of Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM) in 2020. She is the first woman and layperson to be appointed to the position in the organization’s 149-year history. CBM is the global mission agency that represents the mission concerns of over 930 Canadian Baptist churches across the country.

Jennifer has served with CBM since 2002, primarily focusing on providing the strategic direction for all of CBM’s endeavours in Canada. In addition to her work with CBM, Jennifer serves as a Vice-President of the Baptist World Alliance – a global Baptist network representing 51 million Baptists in 128 countries.

Jennifer has traveled across Canada and to many countries around the world, seeking to connect Canadian Baptists to the people CBM serves. Her passion is to help people situate their own faith journeys within the global community and encourage them to faithfully follow Jesus into the world.

Jennifer is married to Chun and they have two children, Sophie and Jonas. They worship at Mississauga City Baptist Church and are active participants within that faith community.