After leaving school I worked five years in electronics. This was followed by five years of theological study gaining an LTH (equivalent of Bachelor of Theology). Later I did further study and gained a graduate Diploma in Intercultural Studies and also became a certified supervisor for people in ministry and general work places.
I have been a pastor for over forty years in several denominations. During my last few years of pastoring I was an advisor for the Baptist churches of New Zealand in the areas of transitional ministry, coordinating pastor and church matches and encouraging ethnic churches. I have found mentoring pastors and church leaders in different denominations especially fulfilling, and continue to enjoy this role today.
After moving into retirement I became CEO of OM Mercy Teams International for two years, which works in several Asian countries. After this time we continued to travel in Asia, running staff retreats and spending extra time with our work in Cambodia.
I am married to Pam who is also involved in ministry and my greatest support. We have three grown up children and five grandchildren. When we are not in Asia (due to covert and getting older) we live in Melbourne, Australia.
Our particular countries of interest are Singapore, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thai / Burmese border.