I grew up in the home of a Mennonite pastor and school teacher. During the Vietnam War I became a draft resister and moved to Canada in 1968. I studied history and library science, served as Librarian and Archivist at Conrad Grebel University College (affiliated with the University of Waterloo) for almost 34 years, retiring in 2008. I am married to a retired Mennonite pastor.
I served as managing editor of the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online (GAMEO)(http://gameo.org) until the end of 2011. I continue as an Associate Managing Editor. My writing has related to Mennonite history, especially Ontario Mennonite history.
My earlier books are Vicarious Pioneer: The Life Of Jacob Y. Shantz and Lead Us On: A History Of Rockway Mennonite Collegiate, 1945 1995 . I was also an editor of Mennonite Identity : Historical and Contemporary Perspectives and Anabaptist/Mennonite Faith and Economics . My current book is In Search of Promised Lands: a Religious History of Ontario Mennonites.