Wayne grew up in Winnipeg. At Bethany Bible College, Hepburn, Sask., he put down spiritual roots. After the family moved to B.C., Wayne stayed in Manitoba to finish his degree in agriculture and met Kathy. On their first date, they laid out the focus of their individual lives: to serve God anywhere, anytime, anyhow. After their wedding, Wayne and Kathy served 5 years in Bangladesh in agriculture with Mennonite Central Committee. In Winkler, Man., Wayne started his own business as an agronomic consultant, focusing on potatoes and natural farming methods. He enjoyed playing games and recreational hockey. Wayne was active in his church’s prayer ministry, leadership and Mexico mission trips. In December 2012, he was diagnosed with cancer. Wayne dedicated his remaining time to focusing on God and bringing others to him.