Member of Parliament
Kitchener – Conestoga
Harold attended Waterloo Lutheran University (Now Wilfrid Laurier), and graduated from the University of Toronto with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 1973. He owned and operated a private dental practice in Kitchener for 27 years.
In 1999, Harold started Pathway Community Church in the Southwest part of Kitchener. He has served on numerous short-term mission trips with the Christian Medical-Dental Society, to Zambia, India, Nepal and Honduras. Harold also owns and operates a 75 acre farm, raising calves, and such cash crops as beans, corn and wheat. He was elected to the House of Commons in 2006.
Harold has a long experience of community involvement, from helping with minor hockey and baseball to directing summer camps for children. He has served on numerous Church boards and committees at the national and international level. Harold served as a Trustee of the Waterloo County Board of Education from 1978 to 1982.
Harold and his wife, Betty, have been married for over 30 years. They have three married children and seven grandchildren. Harold enjoys gardening as a hobby.