Brenda Suderman

Faith reporter - Life

Brenda Suderman has been a columnist in the Saturday paper since 2000, first writing about family entertainment, and about faith and religion since 2006.

After graduating from Carleton University’s journalism program in 1988, she worked for newspapers in Fort Smith, NWT, Portage la Prairie, MB, and Saskatoon, SK, as well as freelancing for various publications.

She headed back to school part-time two decades later to support her work on the faith page, graduating with a master’s degree in theology from the University of Winnipeg in 2013.

That same year, the Islamic Social Services Association honoured her with the Ihsan Award for her bridge-building efforts among religious communities.

Brenda is the proud mother of two adult children and roams the country each summer in a 1985 VW camper van with her partner Bert.

Raised on a farm near Winkler, Man., she’s a long-time Winnipegger intent on creating community through front-yard gardening and distributing books through her Little Free Library.