Faytene has been in full-time charitable work since 1997.
She began by serving extensively on the inner-city streets of Vancouver. During this time she lead street outreaches and equipping schools aimed at helping the poor, homeless and/or addicted.
In her first two years of official full time non-profit service she also functioned as city wide director of Neighbour Link Vancouver, a ministry of World Vision Canada which mobilizes churches to serve the needy in their community in practical ways (food delivery, visitation, home care etc.). During these years NeighbourLink experienced exponential growth with many new churches being mobilized to serve the poor in the City of Vancouver.
In 2000, after being miraculously healed of a terminal illness (auto immune hepatitis), she transitioned to oversees humanitarian work. During this period she served in Liberia, West Africa, for 7 months under Hope for the Nations in a rescue mission for malnourished children during which time she spearheaded a church plant and the establishment of a mercy ministry there.
Since her return, Faytene has devoted herself pioneering TheCRY Movement which hosted several large scale prayer gatherings in Canada and 2 internationally (in Hollywood & Israel), directing MYCanada which equips Canadians in civic and democratic responsibility, led the Women on the Frontlines gatherings in Canada focused at empowering women to impact their communities for good and written several books.
Faytene has emerged as a respected national leader, public speaker and talk show personality.
Faytene gives directorship oversight to the activities of V-Kol Media Ministries and is the producer and host of a weekly national talk show (Faytene.tv). She is married to Robert Grasseschi, they have two beautiful children and reside in southern Ontario.
* Featured on the cover of Charisma Magazine in February 2013.
* Stand On Guard, Faytene’s first published book, became a national best seller and has been accepted to the Parliamentary Library of Canada.
* Listed by Charisma Magazine as one of 21 emerging leaders of Tomorrow’s church globally.
* In 2008 she was awarded the 2nd annual emerging leadership award by the All Nations Convocation with Tom Hess in Jerusalem.
To invite Faytene to speak at your event or service please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your request and details. Faytene always tries to get back in a timely manner regarding requests. If she is traveling or filming it may take a couple days to respond.