Born in the African country of Malawi, Christine Johnston received most of her formal education in Scotland. After emigrating to Canada she worked first as a teacher, then as a social worker, earning in 1989 the title of Adjunct Practice Professor from the University of Toronto Faculty of Social Work.
Johnston became a Unitarian in 1966. She filled a variety of roles at First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto, including President, full-time Religious Education Director, and Historian/Archivist. As church historian she gave numerous presentations at the Annual Workman Lectures, the basis for her recent biography of Joseph Workman. Presently she lives in Victoria, B.C., where she is the Vice-President of the First Victoria Unitarian Church. She is married with two children.
Christine Johnston's book on Joseph Workman can be ordered by check from the Odgen Press, 17 Dock St., Victoria, B.C., V8V 1Z9 for $19.95 (Canadian) or $13.20 (U.S.) plus postage $4.00 (U.S.).