Winna was born in St John's, Nfld and grew up in the Maritime provinces, with her teen years in Ottawa and Regina. Married in 1970, Winna moved to Tucson, Arizona the home of her new husband. Both her children, Jack and Emilie, were born in Tucson. After her divorce she and her children moved back to Regina where her parents lived. She started working for the Diocese as the Bishop's Secretary and Diocesan Secretary in 1989.

During that time she became very active at St Paul's Cathedral eventually serving as one of two Deacons. Retiring from the Synod Office in 2015 she took on the part time position as Admin Assistant at St Luke's. She was ordained to the Diaconate in 2002 and Priested in 2018. Besides ongoing active ministry her joy is in her family especially her two grandsons, Andrew 15 and Addison 12, and also two very spoiled dogs and one patient cat.  Winna loves to swim and walk for exercise and enjoys music and entertaining family and friends. She has travelled extensively in Canada, the US and abroad, including two trips on behalf of the Diocese to Lichfield, England. 

She is thrilled to be part of the ministry team of St. Matthews.