Rowena was born and raised in Guysborough County, but has been a resident of Halifax for over twenty years. She has a BA in Sociology and Social Anthropology from Dalhousie University and a certificate in Human Services from NSCC-Port Hawkesbury. She worked for over twenty years in customer service, where she assisted in emergency services. Currently, she resides in Spryfield with her mischievous cat Annie and attends Emmanuel Church where she is sure everyone is very thankful she isn't in the choir. She loves history and books and is very excited to be working in the beautiful and historic St. Paul's church.