April Yamasaki is the pastor of Emmanuel Mennonite Church in Abbotsford, British Columbia. She has written several books, including Spark: Igniting Your God-Given Creativity and Sacred Pauses: Spiritual Practices for Personal Renewal. A graduate of the University of British Columbia, she holds a master’s degree in Christian Studies from Regent College in Vancouver. She has taught college courses in Bible and English, and she has led seminars, retreats, and enrichment courses for Christian adults. Her writing may be found online at www.aprilyamasaki.com.