I am a follower of Christ, a spouse/father/grandfather, and a life-long CRC member. Raised in Ontario, I also have lived in Alberta, Michigan, and Iowa. I have a PhD in Canadian history, taught and served in administration at Dordt College for 20 years, and was President of Redeemer University College from 2010 to 2016. My spouse and I now live in Strathroy, ON, Canada.
My passion is to understand the world in the light of Christ, and to be and enable others to be a Kingdom presence in the world. Areas of special interest are History of Canada, Aboriginal peoples, the Muslim world, the Church, and all things Reformed; social justice and public policy; education and innovation; and organizational development.