Cullene’s two passions, writing and theology carried her many places. A minister in the United Church of Canada, she worked most of my life as a teaching chaplain in hospitals. Toronto, Edmonton, New York, and even the Philippines were home for her. She studied at the Centre for Spirituality and Justice in New York and received a Doctor of Ministry from Princeton in New Jersey. She had the privilege of traveling to far-off lands: Antarctica, Zambia, and Peru, to name a few. A graduate of the Simon Fraser University Writers Studio (TWS), she enjoyed writing about people, their dilemmas, delights, foibles and humour. Beloved mother of two and proud grandmother of five, Cullene Bryant was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer in February 2017 and died on April 23, 2017. Her first volume of poetry, God Is a Laughing Bedouin, was published posthumously in September 2017. She left behind a legacy of written work both published and unpublished and was working on a second volume of poetry at the time of her death.