William is married to Christine, who also serves the wider church as a Diaconal Minister, focusing on Children’s, Youth and Family ministry. For 2016 she is working part-time at St. Andrew’s, Ottawa. They have two adult children, Michelle and Nathan, whose lives constantly amaze and inspire their parents.
Studying at University of Toronto and McGill University, William received his Master of Divinity from Presbyterian College in Montreal. Committed to both his calling as a husband and father and to cooperative ministry, William and Christine job-shared for ten years at St. James in Chatham, Ontario, before coming to Ottawa.
From a small-town and rural background on Vancouver Island to living in a number of Canada’s largest cities, William has maintained a focus to living a discipleship life wherever God calls him. Music, including the occasional leadership of worship on guitar, singing, cross-country skiing, swimming and reading all form parts of his life and recreation.