Rev. Ben, our Interim Minister, dreams of a world in which everyone belongs, inclusive of race, gender, class, ability, and preferred operating system; a world in which love, justice, joy and insight are in the air that we breathe; a world in which traumas are healed and hurts are tended to; a world in which we have the freedom to grow into ourselves, while having enough connection to solve problems that effect us all; a world in which there is room for the psychological shadow, without it being too much of a pest.
Ben grew up in Kingston, Ontario, where the Great Lakes flow into the Thousand Islands. He has a physics background, lived and worked in a traditional pub on Wimbledon Common, and lived and worked at an earthy improv dance retreat centre in the hills. He is obsessed with analytical history, authentic relating, and all the diversity of the human experience. Ben and his partner, Tanya, spend their free time giving their cats adorable new nicknames, like Scrumples and Rug Rat.