Rod Bergen is a well-known tax professional, with extensive experience in business, legal, and personnel management, having served on numerous boards in business, education, charities, and foundations. Rod was Managing Director, Tax & Financial Analysis for the Jim Pattison Group, Canada’s second largest private corporation, from 1998-2012. Before that, he was the Tax Partner-in-Charge for the British Columbia region of Coopers & Lybrand, a predecessor to PricewaterhouseCoopers. He earned his accounting degree from the University of British Columbia in 1977 and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1979, winning the gold medal for British Columbia. He was elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia (ICABC) in 2008.
After his time in the corporate world, Rod served at Power to Change, formerly Campus Crusade for Christ Canada. He joined the organization in 2013, serving as the Executive Director of Ministry Services where he oversaw the Finance, IT, HR and corporate services. In 2015, he was appointed President of Power to Change, and served as President until he retired from the role in 2021.
Rod is currently the chair of the board of Trinity Centres Foundation. He is also a member of the board of governors of Quest University, and the board of directors of Damascus Road Foundation, Coram Deo Foundation, and Pacific Academy. Rod has previously served on a number of boards, including as Secretary of The Jim Pattison Foundation, Vice-president for Canadian Affairs for the Tax Executives Institute, Treasurer for Langley Memorial Hospital, governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation, and a director of Surrey Metro Savings Credit Union.
Rod is married to Cindy, with whom he has four children and eight grandchildren. Rod and Cindy attend Centre Point Church in Fort Langley, British Columbia. Rod also runs a small charity, Christian Online Discipleship and Evangelism Society, which is engaged in online ministry.
Time at King's: April 2022 to Present