I grew up in Glace Bay, Cape Breton in a coal mining town. At a very young age I felt Christ's call to ministry but I let my father talk me out of following that call. I went to law school and practiced in Sydney, Nova Scotia for 10 years. Through my law practice and my work with volunteer agencies I saw a lot of human struggles. As I saw the familes and lives being torn assunder by crime, conflict, shame, job loss, and broken trust I felt Christ's call more powerful than before. I left the law and went to seminary. Many think that this is a great change but I went into law to help people get their lives on track, and in ministry I am doig the same thing, except now instead of serving the law, I serve God.