Maria comes to Prison Fellowship with a varied background: She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Spanish Literature from the University of Toronto. Some time after graduation began a 12-year career in the brokerage industry. In between school and work, Maria spent two years living in Spain, where she taught English while honing her own skills as a Spanish speaker. Her European roots in fact extend to Greece, where she still has family.
Maria felt the clear calling of God to serve in prison ministry in 2012, and since then she has never looked back. She currently volunteers at Toronto South Detention Centre, where she provides a group program to the men as well as one-on-one spiritual support to those in need. She is married to Bruce and has two children, Harry and Carolyn.