Quentin and I began attending the River in 2005 as agnostics who were searching for truth. We searched for a long time through many churches until we encountered The River and were immediately welcomed and drawn in. Later that year, we both chose to follow Christ. Around that same time, Quentin proposed and we started planning our wedding. In May 2007 we were married. In 2008, we traveled to Zambia (when Hope was 6 weeks old!) to help establish a partnership agreement with the Madzimoyo Local Board. Quentin helped to build a house in one of the villages and we developed many wonderful relationships. In 2009, Ledcor (the company Quentin works for) moved us to Vancouver, though I remained involved in the Zambia partnership. Soon after our move, God put adoption on our hearts and in 2012 Malissa and Hope moved to Zambia to facilitate the adoption of JJ. Quentin frequently traveled across continents to visit us (lots of airmiles!). Meanwhile, Ledor moved us back to Leduc County, where we currently live.
Quentin is a civil engineer and works for Ledcor. His job keeps him very busy, he travels a lot, but always makes sure to prioritize family time. He also recently took up rec hockey. I am a stay at home mom, a treasurer for ReGen Community Development and recently became the Social Justice Network Director at the River. I am part of the social justice book club, the Zambia partnership and help lead a community bible study in Beaumont. Now, Hope is 7 and in grade 2 at Covenant Christian School in Leduc. She loves dancing, drawing, and horseback riding. JJ is 6 and in grade 1. He loves hockey and soccer and is looking forward to getting dirt bikes with Daddy.