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About the Authors
  • Both of us grew up as farm kids; Hugo in Ontario, Doreen in Manitoba and British Columbia
  • Doreen taught elementary school for six years; Hugo is a trained social worker
  • For 18 years co-directed the Welcome Inn Community Centre in Hamilton, Ontario’s inner city (1971-89)
  • Both were ordained to pastoral ministry in 1980, and served the newly emerged Welcome Inn Church for 10 years.
  • Served as Denominational Co-Mission Ministers in Eastern Canada (1990-98)
  • Co-pastored Trinity Mennonite Church in Calgary, Alberta, 1998-2004, followed by interim pastoral assignments
  • In their retirement from full-time work, are enjoying writing and speaking in various locations, especially in connection with the five books they have published. Grandparenting also keeps them joyfully busy.



  • We delight in our four sons and daughters-in-law
  • Enjoy our nine growing grandchildren
  • Are rich in family, faith, and friends from all walks of life
  • Appreciate the gifts of many different cultures
  • Love to walk and hike, bike ride (Hugo), travel, play scrabble, read, host and entertain, and be entertained