Sarah Nicolai-deKoning and Jonathan deKoning moved into Inn Roads housing this year, and almost immediately they accepted a delivery route for Boyle McCauley News. They have been involved in McCauley for a number of years through church, work, and volunteering. They fell in love with the area because they think it is a beautiful and diverse neighbourhood, and they have everything they need within walking distance – Caboto Park, the Italian Centre, great restaurants, the river valley, and festivals!
When asked why they so readily committed to a route their answer was, “Colleen is very coercive . . . we mean, persuasive.”
Sarah grew up in the Westmount area of Edmonton, not too far away from McCauley. Jonathan was born in Calgary, grew up in southwestern Ontario, and moved to Lacombe, Alberta about eight years ago. Both graduated from The King’s University College in Edmonton. Jonathan also graduated from Regent College at the University of BC in Vancouver.
Both Sarah and Jonathan work for The Mustard Seed. Jonathan is a Community Correctional Chaplain and Sarah is the Manager of Public Education.
True to form for many who live in this area, Jonathan would like to start his own business where he makes and sells his own goat cheese. Sarah wants to live by the ocean (what many of us want who have weathered our winters here!)
Their favourite thing about their new home is their vegetable garden.
Welcome deKoning family! Thanks for joining the Boyle McCauley News family of volunteers.