Mission Map - Jan. 2020

Africa

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.

Asia

Japan – David McIntosh

Presbyterians Sharing supports David McIntosh, co-director of the Centre for Minority Issues and Mission (CMIM) in Tokyo, Japan. David works with ecumenical and civil society partners to combat racism and advocates for improvements to legal and administrative supports for vulnerable minorities.

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 working with eleven teams, one Hakka and ten indigenous: ‘Amis, Bunun, Paiwan, Pinuyumayan, Sediq-Toda, Tayal, Tsou, plus three small dialects of Ngudradrekai (Maolin, Tona and Wanshan). In August 2020, he began supporting the Tao NT revision project on Lanyu (Orchid Island) off the SE coast of Taiwan.

Europe

Hungary – The Rev. Jeanie Lee

Supported by Presbyterians Sharing, the Rev. Jeanie Lee began her appointment with Kalunba Social Services Ltd., a refugee ministry of the Reformed Church in Hungary, in November 2019. At Kalunba, Jeanie is building relationships with the refugee clientele, providing leadership in the tailoring program, participating in community activities and supporting the children and mothers who participate in the various programs.

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.