Episode 43: Jim Penner

Jim PennerGrowing up in a large Mennonite family, Jim, a solitaire man, graciously opens the door to his life, allowing us to bare witness to his battle with depression and his “experimental” attempt at suicide. His life’s exploration takes us on hitch hiking adventures across Canada, career stops as a life guard, ambulance driver and Youth Pastor, his studies in psychology and theology, health concerns, a divorce, and finally on to the greatest passion in his life, teaching. An interesting journey to say the least, leveling off with his joy of canoeing our great waterways, and volunteering at folk festivals.explicit