Born and raised in the States, Trudy has made her home over the years in unlikely places across the globe, from Argentina to China. Most recently, she spent over three years living as part of a network of Christian communities among the poor: two and a half years in a slum in India, and several months in a community house in the inner-city of Vancouver, BC.
She writes about poverty, justice, development, faith, culture, and daily life in the tension of seeking the upside-down Kingdom which has already begun, while waiting and working toward the full realization of justice and love which is not yet here. Following Jesus has led to a lot of unlikely places. As she has crossed boundaries of culture, class, religion, and geography, new questions have deconstructed old paradigms and reshaped the way she sees things.
Trudy lives with her husband Andy in Vancouver, BC. She has recently completed the manuscript of God in Disguise, a memoir of life in an Indian slum.