Ben grew up in Ottawa, Ontario. After graduating from Tyndale University in Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts double major in Religious Studies and History, he ministered at two churches in the Ottawa area. Discipleship, leadership development, preaching, and hospitality are some of Ben's favorite areas of ministry.
He has served as a Youth Pastor and an Assistant Pastor and then moved to Brookings, South Dakota to be a College Pastor. In South Dakota, Ben was ordained and finished his Master's of Divinity at Wesley Seminary. Most recently, he has spent time working for a faith-based non-profit as the Congregational Outreach and Advocacy Coordinator that runs an emergency shelter, food shelf, supported housing, and a host of other supports for individuals experiencing homelessness, in Duluth, Minnesota. He has an incredible wife, Keahna, and three wonderful dogs. During his downtime he loves running, biking, and hiking with Keahna and the pups.