Mission Map - Jan. 2020

Africa

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. Vivian works with Churches Action in Relief and Development (CARD), a faith-based non-governmental organization that implements humanitarian interventions, development work and advocacy initiatives.

The Rev. Dr. Blair and Vivian Bertrand

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.

Rev. Joel Sherbino

Malawi – Steve McInnis & Nora Martin

Steve McInnis and Nora Martin are supported by Presbyterians Sharing, as they teach English, Chemistry and Mathematics in the Chichiri Prison in Blantyre Synod, Malawi from January to November 2020.

Steve McInnis & Nora Martin

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.

David McIntosh

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. Paul is currently working with ten teams, one Hakka and nine indigenous teams, ‘Amis, Bunun, Paiwan, Pinuyumayan, Tayal and Tsou (Cou). In March 2019, Paul became the translation advisor for three small dialects of Ngudradrekai: Maolin, Tona and Wanshan.

The Rev. Dr. Paul McLean

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.

David McIntosh

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. Thomas N’yangamah – PhD in Christian Ethics 2018-2023, Zomba, Malawi

The Rev. Brian Theu – PhD in Divinity 2018-2023, Zomba, Malawi

Presbyterian participation is made possible through Presbyterians Sharing.