About Donna

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Confessions of a Not-So-Average Girl is Donna's first book. She received an Award of Merit for General Readership by the Christian Writers Guild of Canada. It was also short listed in the Youth Readership section as well. There is a companion guide which is co-authored with Melodie Bissell, entitled "Not Beyond Our Reach".

Donna’s deepest desire is to see shattered lives restored through the power of Jesus Christ.  She and her husband, Bill are privileged to be living out this passion in the urban core.  They have been serving as lead pastoral couple in Toronto Alliance Church for 25 years.  Their ministry is focused on restoring broken lives among the poor, newcomers to Canada, at-risk children and youth, and those struggling with addictions.  Donna has extensive experience leading ministries that touch these people deeply, drawing them to wholeness.

Her second book Confessions of an Unlikely Pastors Wife was released in November 2015. This book describes the lessons learned over 32 years of ministry. There are also many stories that will inspire faith in the heart of the reader. She has also written various devotionals Scripture Unions Project" The Story" which is an online devotional which will be released in the next few years.

Donna has spoken at women’s retreats, conferences and seminars.  She speaks passionately, using humour to effectively communicate God’s Word and her life story. God continues to use Donna’s communication skills to press her audience beyond the status quo into risky servanthood and authentic faith.

Donna lives in downtown Toronto, Canada with her husband. She is the mother of four beautiful adult children and an Oma to three beautiful granddaughter's and two grandsons. She works for Restore Canada, training people how to assist people in distress.

Donna considers her home-baked chocolate chip cookies one of the food groups and is a militant scrabble player.

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