Erik Mathiesen is the Chief Financial Officer for the national arm of The United Church of Canada. In this capacity, Erik supports the work of almost 3,000 congregations across Canada and works with many volunteers to maintain a large pension plan, national operating and grant budgets and significant investment holdings. Prior to his move to the nonprofit sector in 2008, he worked in the financial services industry for over 25 years where he specialized in operations management and business reengineering. Erik has been active in the nonprofit sector for over 30 years, particularly in the area of affordable housing. Other current volunteer roles include serving on the Finance Committees for Woodgreen Community Services, and the Toronto Christian Resource Centre.