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, a Christian aid organisation associated with Operation Mobilisation, which works in six Asian countries. My wife Pam and I were based in Singapore for two years. After this time we have continued to travel in Asia, running staff retreats and spending extra time with our work in Cambodia. At present I am a Board Director of OM MTI.
I am also on the Advisory Board of Sheltereach, an organisation in Australia that seeks to provide relief housing for those in need.
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 we live between New Zealand and Australia.
Our particular areas of interest are Singapore, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thai / Burmese border.