Vernon developed the "Seminar of Hope — How to Pray for your Sons & Daughters & Loved Ones” over 20 years ago based on his experience praying for his teenager children through some challenging years.
Vernon is a convert to the Catholic faith. He was born in Scotland and immigrated to Toronto, Canada in 1966. He and his wife Maureen have been married 47 years and have three children / eleven grandchildren. They reside in Pitt Meadows, BC where they are members of St. Luke's Parish.
Vernon is perhaps the best that I have seen. His love, passion and dedication to this ministry are unbelievable. Monica Contin, Immaculate Conception Parish - Delta, BC
In 1994, Vernon founded Catholic Evangelization Training Ministries in Vancouver, BC. The ministry conducted training programs and evangelization conferences for many years, including bringing the Alpha course to parishes across Vancouver.
Vernon Robertson is one of the most inspiring Catholic lay men I have ever met…most highly recommended. Ralph Martin, President - Renewal Ministries
Vernon is currently a board member of Renewal Ministries of Canada. Previously, Vernon was National Catholic Advisor to the Alpha Board of Directors of Canada and served on the Vancouver Archdiocesan Pastoral Council.
In October 2010, Vernon was awarded the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice (For Church and Pope) Cross by Pope Benedict the XVI. It is the highest medal that can be awarded to the laity by the Pope. It was presented to him for his work and leadership in the New Evangelization at Holy Rosary Cathedral, Vancouver by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB.