Ben is from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He was able to come to Brookings at the end of July 2015 for 6 months with "visiting missionary" status but officially joined the GracePoint family in January 2016. Ben began his ministry career in 2010 as a youth pastor at his home church, where he pastored for three years. After that he was an assistant pastor just outside Ottawa for two years before coming to GracePoint.
Ben attended Tyndale University College and Seminary for his undergraduate education graduating with a bachelor of arts double major in Religion and History. He is now nearing the end of a Masters of Divinity from Wesley Seminary.
For fun Ben loves motorcycling and working on his bike, snowboarding, road trips, long walks on the beach, playing games (board and cards), sports, photography, movies, cooking, coffee, tea, and simply hanging out with friends.