Mission Staff Around the World

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Mission Staff Around the World2018-04-10T18:07:29+00:00
Mission map - 2017


Malawi – The Rev. Dr. Blair and Vivian Bertrand

Presbyterians Sharing supports the Rev. Dr. Blair and Ms. Vivian Bertrand as they serve a three year appointment with the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) in the Synod of Blantyre, effective September 1, 2017. Blair’s assignment focuses on education and youth ministry. He is working with Zomba Theological College, Theological Education by Extension in Malawi (TEEM), and he is affiliated with the Blantyre Synod youth department.

The Rev. Dr. Blair and Vivian Bertrand

Malawi – The Rev. Joel Sherbino

Presbyterians Sharing supports the Rev. Joel Sherbino as he serves a two-year appointment as part-time Malawi Liaison with the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) in Blantyre Synod.Joel, minister of Paris Presbyterian Church in Paris, Ontario, has a long history with Blantyre Synod.

Rev. Joel Sherbino


Japan – David McIntosh

Presbyterians Sharing supports David McIntosh, co-director of the Centre for Minority Issues and Mission (CMIM) in Tokyo, Japan.

David McIntosh

Nepal – Dr. Nicholaus and Rebecca Bauman

Presbyterians Sharing supports Dr. Nicholaus (Nick) and Rebecca (Becky) Bauman as they serve a two‐year appointment with the United Mission to Nepal, effective February 1, 2017. Nick serves as a General Surgeon at the United Mission Hospital Tansen (UMHT) which was first established in 1954. His responsibilities include providing surgical services and teaching postgraduate residents in the Medical Doctorate in General Practice.

They are connected to St. Mark’s and St. Andrew’s Presbyterian churches in Orillia.

Dr. Nicholaus and Rebecca Bauman

Pakistan – Dr. Bill and Sheila McKelvie

Presbyterians Sharing provides support for Dr. Bill McKelvie, a physician working in various medical ministries with the Diocese of Hyderabad, Church of Pakistan, since 1988. In 1995, he started a tuberculosis (TB) control program which now operates six centres.

Dr. Bill McKelvie and Sheila McKelvie

Taiwan – Louise Gamble

Louise Gamble has been working with our partner church, the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan, since 2006 (previously 1965-1973 an 2001-2004). She transcribes and translates reports and correspondence of the Canadian Presbyterian North Formosa (Taiwan) Mission. This includes over 7,000 documents from 1868 to 1923.

Louise Gamble

Taiwan – The Rev. Dr. Paul McLean

The Rev. Dr. Paul McLean has been serving as a Bible Translation Adviser in partnership with the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan and the Bible Society in Taiwan since 2012. Currently, he is helping six indigenous translation teams who are preparing Bibles in the Amis, Bunun, Paiwan, Pinuyumayan, Tayal and Tsou languages. The Ngudradrekai (Drekay) Bible was published in July 2017. During 1983-1995 and 2004-2011, Paul helped translate the Bible into Hakka. It was published in 2012.

The Rev. Dr. Paul McLean

Eastern Europe

Ukraine – David and Anna Pándy-Szekeres

Since 2000, David and Anna have been serving the Reformed Church of Sub-Carpathian Ukraine (RCCU), a church of ethnic Hungarians in Ukraine. David helps to post RCCU missionaries to designated mission fields and supervises their work. He also coordinates four Christian secondary schools that are renowned for their high academic standards and Christian teachings. Anna serves the church as a teacher and is principal and founder of Nagybereg Reformed Church Secondary School.

David and Anna Pandy-Szekeres

Leadership Development Program Recipients

The Leadership Development Program provides educational grants to individuals, at the request of a PCC partner. The goal is to train and upgrade the person’s skills and equip leaders for service in their churches and agencies upon graduation.

The Rev. Lyton Kilowe – Bachelor of Applied Accounting 2014-2017
Blantyre, Malawi

The Rev. Thegu Mutahi – PhD in Religious Studies 2016-2020

Ms. Dorica Nkhata – Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery 2017-2023
Livingstonia, Malawi

Ms. Liza Titizian – Master in Library Science Lebanon 2015-2018

Presbyterian participation is made possible through Presbyterians Sharing.