Sheila was born on the Island (Prince Edward, that is) and spent her growing up years in New Brunswick, where she obtained her B.A. in English and French Studies from Mt. Allison University. In 1979 she came to study at The Toronto School of Theology where she completed a Master of Religious Education and a Master of Divinity in 1983. After 15 wonderful years of ministry in Sawyerville and Hudson, Quebec she returned to Toronto in 1997.
She survived raising 4 male children and has a grandson who is the light of her life.
Thanks to the encouragement of her athletic sons she now enjoys anything that doesn’t involve sitting still: running, paddle-boading, kayaking, snowboarding(actually she really doesn’t enjoy this but we all need to conquer our fears!).
When she bought her own home in 2011 she picked up a power tool for the first time and has continually added to her collection and her accomplishments. Working on her almost century old home is a source of relaxation and delight. Renovating an old farm house on the ocean is her some-day dream.
When she does choose to sit still reading, everything from Biblical Commentaries to Poetry to Fiction, is her passion (Ian McEwan and Rilke are two of her favourites.) Loud music is her constant companion (everything from Mozart to Van Morrison).
Sermon Writing satisfies her creative spirit and allows her sense of humour to run wild (upon occasion).
Faith, family and friends keep her sane and fuel her passion for living.