Deb was born and raised in Toronto. In 1977, she both graduated from Queen’s University, and married her husband, Mike. They moved to London in 1984, when Mike became the pastor of West London Alliance Church where they happily served for 31 years.
In 1990, they gave homeschooling a try. She and two friends launched a weekly co-op program called H.I.G.H.Day (Homeschoolers In God’s Hands), which has just celebrated its 20th anniversary.
Seven years later, when her homeschooling concluded, Deb took a position at Compassion Canada. She is currently a member of the Executive Leadership Team representing the Engagement Group, providing service and support to all donors. Compassion is a great fit because it aligns with her love for both the local church and holistic child development. She has worked hard to build a team that is passionate about serving supporters as they help to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name.