Richard & Barb Hall live in Wingham, Ontario where Barb is a tax consultant with H&R Block, and Richard an ordered minister with The United Church of Canada. Barb grew up in the Ottawa Valley, and Richard in Toronto and rural Ontario near New Hamburg. They met as students at Queen's University in Kingston, Ont., and have since lived in Oshawa, Ont., Spiritwood, Sask., the Ontario communities of Wyoming and Pembroke, and now Wingham with their daughter Angela. They have composed, published and recorded two collections of contemporary Christian music, and enjoy gardening, reading, woodworking, and motorcycling.
Besides their family travel throughout Canada and the U.S., they've enjoyed group trips since 1993 to Israel (3 times), Greece (twice), Turkey (twice), Syria, France, Switzerland, England, Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Egypt (twice), the Kingdom of Jordan, Italy, Russia, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, and New York City.
Both are enthusiastic for the opportunity to learn about distant lands, peoples, history and culture, and share this with their travel community. As an extension of Richard's ministry, besides experiencing the stimulating sites, musical traditions and culinary tastes for which the country is known, and making new friends and lifelong memories, their tours have also featured a religious theme connected with Bible Lands or personalities of Church History as they've walked in the footsteps of the giants of the Christian faith.
Richard and Barb have thoroughly enjoyed their long association with Rostad Tours, and hope you will join them on their next adventure of discovery!