Syd Hielema serves as chaplain and professor of religion at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, ON. He earned his doctorate from the University of Toronto (Wycliffe College), and served as a religion professor at Dordt College (Iowa) before coming to Redeemer in 2006. His research interests include spiritual formation and the witness of the church in the world. He is a frequent speaker for teachers and youth workers, and also serves as director of Redeemer's Youth Ministry Certificate. He and his wife Evelyn live in Ancaster, where they try (usually successfully) to walk the Bruce Trail every day.