More About C. D. Baker

                                                                                            

HOME:  Gracehaven Farm, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

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Gracehaven Farm

 EDUCATION:  Masters degree in Theology from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.

 INTERESTS:  History, genealogy, farming, theology, hiking

 BIO SUMMARY:  C. David Baker lives and works where he always has, in southeastern Pennsylvania. His family tree  consists primarily of Swiss Mennonites, German Reformed, and Scottish Presbyterians. His forbears  include Adam Neff–the flag bearer who stood by Zwingli as he died during the battle of Kappel,  William Rittenhouse–the first American paper maker, and William Penn’s Dutch grandmother.  Twenty of his ancestors served in Pennsylvania militias during the American Revolution.

Baker founded an insurance business in 1978, was active on public and private school boards, and served several charitable organizations. He loved writing as a child but began a part-time professional career in February, 1994. By 2007 he had sold his business in order to devote himself to full-time writing and research.

The father of two sons, Baker lives on a small farm with his wife, Sue. Together they raise livestock  with an interest in natural/organic methods and a passion for humane treatment.  Failure has been part of his life as well. It has been these deep valleys that have led David to the well of Grace from which the essence of his writing is drawn.

The following pictures are an invitation to get to know David just a little bit better. Thanks for visiting!

Wedding Day, more than a few years ago!
Wedding Day, more than a few years ago!

My wife, Sue, in Iceland
Wife, Sue, in Iceland

Donna, my little sister.
Donna, ‘best little sister ever.’

 

 

My newly arrived grandson, Ian David Baker
Newly arrived grandson, Ian David Baker

 

 

 

Son, Dave–a nationally busy Director of Photography–with his wonderful wife, Suzanna

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Son, Will, a producer at a Philadelphia TV station

 

 

 

 

Friend, Goliath…a scarred plough horse rescued from the Amish to become the happy playmate of children.

Guests at Gracehaven Farm
Guests at Gracehaven Farm

David’s Alma Mater– St. Mary’s  College of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland

Other guests at Gracehaven

Our little buddy, Dakota
Our little buddy, Dakota

How we spend Christmas...this one with my Dutch niece and praise singer, Sytian
How we spend Christmas…this one with Dutch niece and praise singer, Sytian Mimpen

The beautiful 'Duchess,' our now gone Rhodesian Ridgeback
The beautiful ‘Duchess,’ our now gone Rhodesian Ridgeback

Queen Margaret of Scotland, aka 'Maggie.' Much missed.
Queen Margaret of Scotland, aka ‘Maggie.’ Much missed.

My pal, Summer.
Lost-too-soon pal, Summer.

My hiking trail bordering the farm.
The daily hike

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Uh…family reunion.

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Pennsylvania winter at Gracehaven Farm

The writing studio
The writing studio

Best friends
To every thing there is a season.

 

Do our best to make a difference
Doing our best to make a difference

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