Nadene was born in Hamilton and she did her undergraduate work at McMaster, studied theology at Queen's and completed her Doctor of Ministry at McMaster Divinity College.

In over thirty years in ministry she has served the church in Manitoba and Eastern Ontario, with experience in rural ministry, urban ministry, new church development and church amalgamation.  She particularly enjoys being in a pastoral relationship in congregations during times of transition and change.

She has a reputation as a strong preacher, gifted liturgist and is warm and approachable.  She is a regular contributor to the religion page in the Whig Standard where her reflections appear monthly.
She is married to Michael and they raised four daughters.  They have two grandchildren, Zachary and Emma