She is finishing up a PhD on the Old Testament book of Ezekiel at the Vrije Universiteit (Netherlands). She holds a BSc in Mathematics from Redeemer University College and an M.Div. & Th.M. from Calvin Theological Seminary. She has taught Old Testament at Calvin Seminary and classes on worldview at Calvin College. She grew up in Canada and has lived in Ukraine as a missionary and in Amsterdam within an intentional (new monastic) community in the Red Light District. She is an avid blogger, something she developed while living in community and reflecting on the joys and challenges of life together. She is married to Matthijs, a Dutch Catholic theologian who is interested in politics and works as a professional tutor at Lansing Community College. They have a young daughter (who is also a big fan of biking).