Vernon Robertson: Former Presbyterian
Growing up in Scotland, Vernon Robertson had virtually no connection with religion other than his baptism in the Presbyterian tradition. He does remember fondly, however, the Bible stories and kindness of his first teacher – who left teaching two years later to become a missionary. At age 19, Vernon moved from Scotland to Toronto, Canada. He met his wife Maureen, an Irish Catholic and in a period of two and half years had three children. By this time, Vernon had become a cultural Catholic but not a true believer. It was when he realized that he needed answers for his children’s question about the faith, that Vernon began to seek instruction from his priest. Ultimately, a divine encounter with the living God, as a result of community prayer, that led to his spiritual conversion. Today, Vernon is active in the global New Evangelization movement of the Catholic Church.