Meet Our District Managers

As FaithLife Financial’s Sales Managers, the District Managers oversee all our Financial Representatives with a focus on serving the interests of our members, now and into the future.

Colin Kirby

District Manager, Southwestern Ontario

I have over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry where I have held positions ranging from Customer Service Representative, Marketing Consultant and now in my current role at FaithLife Financial, as a District Manager. I joined FaithLife Financial because we share the same Christian values. I started in the industry because I have a passion to help others and to be able to do it with the love of Christ is a privilege. This also influences how I work with Financial Representatives – guiding them on their journey to build a successful business.

I have my FPSC Level 1 and I am working towards my CFP (Certified Financial Planner). Currently, I serve on committees at my church, Marantha Christian Reformed Church in Cambridge and at my children’s school, Guelph Community Christian School. I am passionate about helping people to be wise with money so they can give back.

ckirby@faithlifefinancial.ca

Jay Phillips

District Manager, Manitoba & Saskatchewan

I have been in the Financial Services Industry for over 26 years. The majority of my career was spent as an Advisor, before I moved into multiple mid-level management roles, ultimately becoming a District Manager for FaithLife Financial.  Having been an advisor I have firsthand knowledge of the drive necessary to build a successful business in the Financial Services Industry.

I’ve always loved my career, but felt my previous company was becoming too large, and more and more focused on corporate profit. I started to lose my excitement and passion for the direction of the company. With FaithLife Financial, I felt that their value proposition: Helping people be wise with money and live generously along with their core values of serving, teaching, encouraging, giving, leading, and showing kindness are certainly something I can strongly identify with.

Over the course of 26 years in this industry, I have worked with hundreds of Financial Representatives and clients.  I have seen the immeasurable value that our products and services have provided families in their time of need. I am often reminded of this phrase, “When a loved one passes on, we in the Insurance and Financial Services Industry are often the only ones providing a source of income to grieving families, while everyone else is asking for payment.”  There is no greater feeling than helping a family protect their financial future. This is what makes the role of a Financial Representative so important and relevant today.
jphillips@faithlifefinancial.ca

Steven Park CFP, CLU and CH. FC.

District Manager, The Greater Toronto Area

I have been in the financial services industry for 32 years, starting my career as a commercial banker with a major Canadian bank and later with several life insurance companies and investment dealers as a Branch Manager, Managing Director and a Managing General Agent. I earned an Honours Degree in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario, and an MBA from Schulick Business School, CFP, CLU and CH. FC.

I joined FaithLife Financial as a District Manager because of its unique value proposition with Christian values. They also have a strong dedication to helping their sales force grow, while still having a commitment to stewardship and their members.  As a District Manager, I enjoy working with Financial Representatives in building their practices by sharing sales concepts and facing challenges together. I look forward to continuing to help new Financial Representatives grow their businesses and protect family’s financial futures.

spark@faithlifefinancial.ca