Saana was born and raised in Finland. She has spent most of her adult life abroad working with an international missions organization first in Australia, then in Sweden, the United States, and, more recently, Ukraine. She met her Canadian husband abroad and relocated to Canada to study at Regent College. After finishing her MA in Theological Studies she decided to pursue an advanced degree (Th.M) in Old Testament at Regent. She loves creative expression, whether it's dancing, photography, or learning something about different cultures. She works as a Family Ministries Pastor at University Chapel and coordinates the Sunday School program.