Thank you for visiting my blog and your interest in our story as we seek to serve God with SIM in Malawi.
I was born and raised in Edinburgh and obtained a degree in Law from the University of Edinburgh before embarking on an 11-year career in corporate real estate banking. After being made redundant in late 2011, I studied at International Christian College in Glasgow, achieving a BA in Theology with Cross-Cultural Ministry in 2014. While working with 20schemes, a church planting ministry of our local church, I undertook an MA in Aspects and Implications of Biblical Interpretation and graduated with a Distinction in 2018.
In September 2018, my wife Karen and I were accepted as Members of Serving in Mission (SIM), a multi-national mission agency with 4,000+ mission workers in more than 70 countries around the world. After many conversations with SIM, our local church and the SIM teams in several countries, it was agreed that we would join the team in Blantyre, Malawi. I will be teaching at the Evangelical Bible College of Malawi (EBCOM) and seeking to facilitate teaching and training for churches outside of the college context. Karen has a background in community education and development, and there will be lots of opportunities for her to use these skills once we are on the ground.
We have two children, Jacob (b.2012) and Sophie (b.2014), and are members of Niddrie Community Church in Edinburgh.