Kirk grew up on a cattle and grain farm in central Manitoba, Canada, where he spent countless hours in the forest as a young boy, fascinated with the plants and animals that are native to that region of the province. Throughout his teen years he spent six days a week working as a farm hand with cattle and grain. He left his father’s farm at the age of 19 to go to university. He went on to earn several degrees and has worked with Power to Change for 35 years. His work involves a significant amount of time thinking, writing and speaking about the interaction of science, theology and philosophy within the context of authentic Christianity. He has been married for 38 years to Patti and they have six children and four grandchildren. He enjoys landscape photography, antiques of various types, wilderness canoeing and camping, fly fishing, amateur astronomy, reading, and enjoying family and friends.