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.
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.
Japan – David McIntosh
Presbyterians Sharing supports David McIntosh, co-director of the Centre for Minority Issues and Mission (CMIM) in Tokyo, Japan.
Nepal – Dr. Nicholaus and Rebecca Bauman
Presbyterians Sharing supported Dr. Nicholaus (Nick) and Rebecca (Becky) Bauman as they served a two‐year appointment with the United Mission to Nepal, February 2017 – February 2019. Nick served as a General Surgeon at the United Mission Hospital Tansen (UMHT) which was first established in 1954. His responsibilities included providing surgical services and teaching postgraduate residents in the Medical Doctorate in General Practice. Becky worked with the New Life Rehabilitation Center. The Baumans are available for speaking engagements.
They are connected to St. Mark’s and St. Andrew’s Presbyterian churches in Orillia.
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.
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.
Hungary – The Rev. Jeanie Lee
Supported by Presbyterians Sharing, the Rev. Jeanie Lee will begin her appointment with Kalunba Social Services Ltd., a refugee ministry of the Reformed Church in Hungary, starting in November 2019. At Kalunba, the Rev. Lee will build relationships with the refugee clientele, provide leadership in the tailoring program, participate in community activities and support the children and mothers who participate in the various programs.
Hungary – Stephanie Chunoo
Presbyterians Sharing supported Stephanie Chunoo as she served as a Young Adult Intern with Kalunba Social Services, a refugee ministry of the Reformed Church of Hungary. Stephanie built relationships with the refugee clientele, taught English and assisted with the English website by providing content to connect international readers. Stephanie is available for speaking engagements.
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. David Kawanga – PhD in Divinity 2018-2023, Zomba, Malawi
The Rev. Thegu Mutahi – PhD in Religious Studies 2016-2020, Kenya
Ms. Dorica Nkhata – Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery 2017-2023, Livingstonia, Malawi
The Rev. Thomas N’yangamah – PhD in Christian Ethics 2018-2023, Zomba, Malawi
The Rev. Brian Theu – PhD in Divinity 2018-2023, Zomba, Malawi
Ms. Liza Titizian – Master in Library Science 2015-2018, Lebanon
Presbyterian participation is made possible through Presbyterians Sharing.