The Neumans

Pat and Anita have been married for 26 years and are parents to four children (only one of whom is still living at home). They were both born and raised in Southern Ontario, and lived most of their married life there. They spent one year in Novi, Michigan, and 2 years as missionaries in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Anita manages most of the day-to-day workings of Ballast Lodge. She looks after bookings, billing, cleaning and social media. Anita has also been taking courses in couples counseling. 

Pat takes care of the IT needs and property management. He is also still working for a company in Ontario doing software development and he works part-time as a Community Support Worker at Teen Challenge Atlantic in Memramcook. He is also studying to become an addictions counselor.

Pat and Anita have always been eager and intentional about using the resources that God has given them to serve Him and His people, whether that’s skills, time, or possessions. This was, essentially, the impetus for creating Ballast Lodge.