Born in Vancouver, Canada, Drew's varied career has provided a goodly dose of adventure, although none so great as the time since he was called into Ministry. Drew graduated from Concordia University in Montreal with a degree in English, then spent a couple of years trying to hone his talents as a comedy writer and performer and found there were enough jobs to suggest a career was possible -- but not probable.
There followed 25 years in radio and TV as a newscaster, sportscaster, talk-show host and environmental features reporter and along the line, he got to know Jesus Christ.
Drew started hearing a call to ministry while living in Victoria, BC, in 2001 and after a series of "it could only be God" circumstances, he found himself drawn to a Mission on Vancouver's Downtown East Side in 2004.
Drew spent a total of 10 years on the DTES: seven of those years as associate Pastor at Gospel Mission, where he spearheaded the building of The Lord's Rain, which provided showers to people in the area. "God at Work: a Testimony of Prophecy, Provision and People amid Poverty" chronicles the building of the project and Drew's experiences in the area.
Drew now works as a communications and media relations consultant and voice artist, and writes a near-daily blog, "Two Minutes for Cross-Checking!". He is married to Amelia Shaw, and between them they have five grown children: Drew's kids, Aidan and Hannah Rose, and Amelia's daughters Jessica, Megan and Samantha.
Drew and Amelia now live in East Sooke, just outside Victoria, BC, with Millie, their border terrier and their cats, Daisy Mae and Suki MagnifiCat.