Eddie grew up in Hong Kong under a mixture of eastern and western religious influences. Becoming a Christian in Toronto in 1978, he later completed the core requirements of the Master of Theological Studies degree at Tyndale University College and Seminary. He and his wife Kathy have been married for thirty-eight years and have two children, Jason and Irene. Eddie and Kathy now make their home in Ottawa.Eddie is working as a Management Consultant based out of Ottawa
David Kitz is a Bible dramatist, an award winning author, a convention speaker and a retired public school teacher. For over twenty-five years, he has served as an ordained minister with the Foursquare Gospel Church of Canada.
David has a Master’s degree in Biblical Studies, in addition to Bachelor’s degrees in both Arts and Education. His love for drama and storytelling is evident to all who have seen his Bible based performances. For several years now, he has toured across Canada and into the United States with a variety of one man plays for both children and adults. Though born and raised in Saskatchewan, David now lives in Ottawa, with his wife Karen. They have two adult sons, Timothy and Joshua.
For 50 years, Lloyd Mackey has been active in journalism and Christian newspaper development in community, and faith-based media. From 1998 to 2013, he was Ottawa-based, writing columns and books about the faith-political interface. He holds an MBA from Simon Fraser University and a DMin from Tyndale Seminary. In retirement, he is Senior Editorial Advisor to Faith in Canada 150, a Cardus initiative. He and his wife Edna, live in Surrey, BC. He is an honorary member of the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery and the Canadian Church Press, and a 2006 recipient of the Leslie K. Tarr Award.
Thomas Froese is a veteran journalist of 30 years who writes about news, travel and life. Often from the Arab World and Africa, he’s written more than 300 columns that have appeared in various newspapers, including the Hamilton Spectator since 2002. He’s been honoured often for his work. As an adjunct professor, he’s taught American Literature and Creative Writing. Froese has also blogged several hundred posts on fatherhood and family life. He lives with his wife, Dr. Jean Chamberlain Froese, and their three children. When in Canada, the family is based in Hamilton.
Title: Ninety-Nine Windows: Reflections of a Reporter from Arabia to Africa and other Roads Less Travelled
Brent is a writer and also teaches writing at Redeemer University College in Hamilton. He’s the winner of the Bristol Short Story Prize, the Fiddlehead Short Story Award, and the Short Works Prize. SAINTS, UNEXPECTED, his novel of magical realism, is published by Invisible Publishing. His fiction and creative nonfiction has appeared in notable publications including The Writer, The Sycamore Review, The Fiddlehead, and The New Quarterly. A graduate of the Humber School for Writers, Brent also holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario with his wife and two daughters.
Les Lindquist is a change consultant with 35 years’ experience at IBM who is now a partner with his wife N. J. in the publishing company That’s Life! Communications. Since leaving IBM in the spring of 2009, Les is also mapping out a new career as a consultant, writer and speaker. Les has played an instrumental role in The Word Guild since its inception, including serving as the sounding board and advisor for N. J. and Wendy in The Word Guild’s early years, becoming the treasurer, and being a board member from 2002 to 2012.