I was brought up in a Christian family in Redhill, Surrey. During my youth, I attended Holy Trinity, Redhill. Holy Trinity supports missionaries all around the world, so I have been aware of mission from an early age and interested in the idea of serving Christ overseas.
After studying geography at the University of Plymouth, I experienced my first taste of mission on a short-term ‘STEP Team’ project in Nicaragua with Latin Link. The memory of this experience remained with me for the next ten years, during which time I moved to London and worked in insurance and investment banking.
During my time in London, I belonged to All Souls, Langham Place, and became involved with many areas of service including leading small groups, the 20s and 30s ministry, working with London’s homeless and for the church buildings team. All Souls has a long tradition of sending and supporting mission partners throughout the world and it was during this time that a friend introduced me to MAF.
In 2008, I decided to pursue a new career in aviation and moved to Bedford to study an MSc in airport planning and management at Cranfield University. During this time, I felt a calling and desire to put my MSc and interest in aviation to use for the Gospel and, after graduation, began to research and pursue opportunities with mission agencies.
My passion for aviation and for showing Christ’s love in practical ways led me to serving with MAF. I have been Ground Operations Co-ordinator in Juba, South Sudan, since late 2012. In August 2017 I moved to work in Arnhem Land, Australia.
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