I am passionate about seeing the lives of vulnerable children and marginalized people groups transformed, struggling families strengthened, and whole communities raised out of poverty and given hope in the name of Jesus Christ.
For almost 25 years I have worked with Christian organizations that care for orphans and vulnerable children. This included 12 years in Beirut, Lebanon, where I launched and led a school and directed a residential children’s home for at-risk children. I pioneered the start and growth of work with vulnerable children in Sudan and South Sudan and have overseen the development of other programs in Africa, Latin America, and Asia – most recently in Myanmar. I also set up and directed a non-profit organization in the United Kingdom for several years. For the past seven years I have been based in the USA, where I have provided leadership to organizations working with vulnerable children, their families and communities.
My wife, Mel, and I have two children, Katie and Nathan, both of whom are in, or about to head for college. In my spare time I enjoy reading and writing, traveling, walking, and watching soccer – particularly my son, and Brighton and Hove Albion in the English Premier League!
- Painting a New PictureFaith was horrified when she realized the truth. She was pregnant. The repercussions for Faith’s life were immediate and drastic. At just 14 years of age, she dropped out of school. Her family, dismayed and embarrassed by the news, offered her little support. When the baby came, and she took up the responsibility of caringContinue reading “Painting a New Picture”
- Lead with love“To measure a leader, put a tape around his heart, not his head.” (John Maxwell). Good leaders love their teams.
- Our tears will be driedAs followers of Christ, we live in a place of tension. We experience it every day. On one hand, we live in a world where there is profound brokenness – a world where sickness, death, hunger, anger, greed, and betrayal confront us every day. There are times when we have each encountered a growing senseContinue reading “Our tears will be dried”
- The danger of jumping to wrong conclusionsHow quick so many of us can be to judge others and assume the worst of them…
- Lessons learned on the lake(Based on Mark 6:45-52) “Just whose idea was this anyway?” John sat back for a moment, raising the oars out of the water as another large wave crashed against the boat. “Just keep rowing,” snapped Peter. “Every time you stop for a breather, the wind pushes us back towards where we came from!” “I stillContinue reading “Lessons learned on the lake”