I'm so glad you stopped by.
I love to meet new friends and connect with fellow writers and readers. I've been a writer for about 25 years, but a reader for a lot longer than that. My work has appeared in publications like The Walrus, Reader's Digest, Faith Today, and In Trust. I am a senior editor (along with my friend Bill) of Faith Today (Canada's Christian magazine) and host of the Faith Today Podcast. I live in Ottawa with my husband Brent, who is an Anglican priest. We have three awesome adult children and a dog named Dewey.
Because I’m a big believer in doing what scares you almost to death, I also serve as moderator of the annual Religion and Society series at the University of Toronto, a debate series between leading atheists and theologians that seeks to generate critical conversations on matters of faith, society and public interest.
My writing usually has to do with the intersections between faith and the world, social issues, matters of justice and doing better. I’ve had the amazing opportunity to travel with my work and write articles about life in refugee camps in South Sudan and Uganda, and about community development projects in Senegal and Cambodia. That’s been such a privilege for me, and made me think my undergraduate degree in International Development Studies was finally coming into play, even just a little bit.
I went back to school in 2016 and did a two year Master of Fine Arts in Creative Non-Fiction which took me to new and deep, and very challenging places as a writer, and resulted in my spiritual memoir, The Minister’s Wife: a memoir of faith, doubt, friendship, loneliness, forgiveness and more. That book has been a tender and transparent journey for me, and I am grateful for the opportunity to write about this beautiful and sometimes difficult life. Thank you for dropping by my site, and I’d love to hear from you.