Daren Wride grew up in the northern community of Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada. With true wilderness just down the street, Daren developed a love of the outdoors, and later worked in the mineral exploration and fur industries. He also participated in the sport of Marathon Canoe Racing, advancing to the National Championships four times, winning two silver medals and one gold medal.
In 1990 Daren received a Bachelor of Theology degree, High Honours, and has been a pastor and leader in the non-profit/church world for almost 30 years, learning and teaching essential lessons about the nature of personal and organizational transformation. He is also an internet marketer, author and course creator.
Daren is a graduate of the two year Arrow Leadership Program, a two time semi-finalist in the Toastmasters International World Championship of Public Speaking, and was a professional member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers for more than a decade.
Daren brings this rich, diverse background into his writing and speaking. His love of creation and the Creator, passion for transformation, and a joy of communication shine through in everything he does. He is known as a compelling communicator, with powerful, often personal stories that move his listeners through the full range of emotions and inspire lasting change.
Daren Wride has lived and worked in all four of Canada’s western provinces, and currently resides in British Columbia, with his wife, Kristin. They have two adult children and two grandchildren.
I’d rather be outside.
That’s almost always true for me. But I also enjoy writing and online marketing and these things pull me back inside.
Kristin and I enjoy each other’s company deeply, and have become best friends. (Check out the post “I Didn’t Marry My Best Friend“.) We just like hanging out together, canoeing, cross country skiing, and even, as I have slowly worn her down, hunting!
Our children and their spouses continually amaze us with their wisdom; and our first two grandchildren have reoriented our lives.
We love the Lord and his Church, and believe that anything that really matters will be connected to Him and Her.
We are passionate about simplicity, sustainability and stewardship.
We believe that life is The Great Adventure and that the best is yet to come.