Malawi – The Rev. Dr. Blair D. Bertrand
The PCC supports the Rev. Dr. Blair D. Bertrand as he serves as a Malawi Liaison with the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) in the Synod of Blantyre.
Based in Ottawa, Ont., Blair serves as full-time mission staff, staying connected with the PCC’s partners in Malawi. Working with the Principal of Zomba Theological College (ZTC), Blair assists with the development of curricula and policies of the College, coaches the Malawian PhD candidate who is a ZTC lecturer, develops the ZTC library and encourages research and academic exchanges. At Theological Education by Extension in Malawi (TEEM), Blair assists with lay training materials, revisions to the Diploma workbooks and development of lay Bible curricula.
Malawi – The Rev. Joel Sherbino
Presbyterians Sharing supports the Rev. Joel Sherbino as he serves as the part-time Malawi Liaison with the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian, Blantyre Synod. Joel seeks opportunities for Canadian Presbyterians to engage in Christ’s mission in Malawi.
Taiwan – The Rev. Dr. Paul McLean
The Rev. Dr. Paul McLean has been serving as a Bible Translation Advisor in partnership with the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan and the Bible Society in Taiwan since 2012. Paul is currently supporting twelve teams, one Hakka and eleven indigenous: ‘Amis, Bunun, Cou (Tsou), Paiwan, Pinuyumayan, Sediq-Toda, Tao (on Lanyu Orchid Island), Tayal, plus three small dialects of Ngudradrekai (Maolin, Tona and Wanshan).
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. Thegu Mutahi – PhD in Religious Studies 2016–2020, Kenya
Ms. Dorica Nkhata – Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery 2017–2023, Livingstonia, Malawi
The Rev. Brian Theu – PhD in Divinity 2018–2023, Zomba, Malawi
Presbyterian participation is made possible through Presbyterians Sharing.