Board of Directors BIO

Mr. Brian A. Payne

Board Chair | Ontario

Growing up in a pastor’s family, my first exposure to Prairie was a touring PBI musical team who visited our church. I was impressed by the team members who stayed in our home, and I continue to be impressed today by the quality of the young men and women who are Prairie students.

Having graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, I subsequently received a Chartered Accountant designation in 1981. After five years in public accounting, I began a thirty-year career in hospital administration, initially as a Vice President of Finance and then as a hospital CEO. I also served with the Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation, accrediting hospitals in Canada and around the world. My wife Peggy and I reside in Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, and our three grown children live in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Virginia.

It is my privilege to serve on Prairie’s Board of Directors because I believe passionately in the core values of the College. We desperately need dynamic schools that are Christ-centred and Bible-based; schools that graduate men and women who are effectively discipled and mission-focused. I’m also excited about Prairie’s future. We have a committed and skilled leadership team, an outstanding faculty and staff, and a well-considered plan to update our facilities to meet the needs of the future. I pray that Prairie will continue to have a godly influence on the lives of students and, through them, a deep and abiding impact for Christ in North America and around the world.