Martin, together with his wife and three sons, has been in cross-cultural Christian work for almost two decades, mostly in Central Asia. He brings experience in organizational management and governance, and human resource management. Having previously served for three years on staff at Eastwest College, he returned to the Principal role in 2014 with skills in leadership and a passion for seeing Christians equipped to serve in cross-cultural and challenging contexts. Martin loves music and spending time with people.
Lynda has worked in medical, agricultural and academic institutions. She deals with all visas and financial matters, and is usually the first contact that international students have with the college. Lynda and her husband, Russell, a local farmer are always on hand to help out in many different ways.
Faculty Administrator, Trainee Counsellor
Doreen began at the faculty office after working in the college administration office for several years. She has gained previous working experience in human resource management and administration in multinational and educational settings. She is currently training in counselling part-time. She also has a creative side, designing and making beaded jewellery.
Pastoral Care Dean / Health & Safety Officer / Lecturer
Subjects: World Religions, Pastoral Care, Spiritual Formation
In addition to his lecturing role, Keith is also the college nurse and pastoral care dean for international students. With his wife, Lynda, he is involved in developing the college grounds. Keith has been involved for some years in ministry to prisons in the region.
Byung Ryeol and his wife, Hye Lim, joined WEC International upon completion of their candidate course in New Zealand in 2009, then served at the WEC Korea sending base as candidate orientation managers before joining Eastwest in October 2014. Byung Ryeol also served as an associate pastor in a Filipino migrant church in Korea from 2012-14. In his studies, Byung Ryeol majored in Old Testament and is interested in worship and finding God’s will in the Bible. He loves to spend time with his two sons and enjoys running and exercise.
ESOL Programme Co-ordinator/ESOL Teacher
Subjects: Foundations (ESOL)
Jan has worked in the accounts department of a law firm and also home schooled their two boys for 11 years. During their time in Cambodia she loved learning the language and also teaching English to young Cambodians. She completed a CertTEAL (teaching English as another language) at Massey University. She enjoys reading and bushwalking.
Academic Adviser / Lecturer
Subjects: Theology, Language & Linguistics, Church History, Biblical Studies
Lyn was a primary school teacher before training and serving with WEC International in Burkina Faso, West Africa, from 1982-89. With her husband, Brian, she completed the translation of the NT into the Birifor language, and then worked in the organization's international office in England from 1989-99. More recently, Lyn and Brian have returned twice to Burkina to establish a team to work on the Birifor OT translation.
Joyce comes from the Outer Hebrides of Scotland and trained as a registered general nurse in Glasgow after leaving school. Along with Martin she has lived with their three sons in Central Asia. Sharing leadership with Martin, she has a special interest in the care of mission personnel and has worked and studied in this area in recent years. She enjoys the outdoors, particularly mountains, hiking and cycling. She also enjoys reading and entertaining guests.
Deputy Principal / Dean / Librarian
Subjects: Bible Survey, Hermeneutics, Theology
A former electronics engineer with the British Railways, Mark heard the call to mission service and went to study at Northumbria Bible College in 1983 where he met Joyce. In 1987 they completed their training for cross-cultural service, and after studying French in Paris, they went to DR Congo and taught for six and a half years at a French language Bible institute. In December 1996, Mark & Joyce were forced to leave Congo because of the civil war and so transferred to Eastwest College. Mark loves reading, especially anything to do with British history.
Jim has worked as a secondary school and tertiary teacher in New Zealand, Asia, and the USA. He served with his wife Lois with Interserve in Asia for over 20 years. Over the final ten years of their service in Asia he focused on adult learning with a specific emphasis on the use of storytelling in oral societies. His work has included launching an education project for the blind, serving as a school counsellor, teaching leadership skills to emerging leaders, and as project leader for an adult education project.Jim enjoys swimming, cycling, and hiking as well as reading history books.
Lois has worked as a primary school teacher in New Zealand, Asia, and the USA. She served overseas with Interserve with her husband Jim from 1993 to 2014. In their last assignment in Asia, Lois trained local teachers in teaching literacy, maths, and English, helped design curriculum for adult education, taught English to adults, and managed an ESOL project.Lois enjoys gardening, fishing and walking.
Duties & Prac Coordinator / Landscaping
Lynda worked as a horticultural adviser in a government department for three years prior to her marriage, then Keith and Lynda worked together for three years as market gardeners. They served as cross-cultural Christian workers in Thailand from 1990-95. Lynda has recently studied landscape design, and her touch is evident around the campus.
Subjects: Interpersonal Relationships, NT Epistles
Jenny trained in horticultural science at Massey University, then worked in research and as a junior lecturer before going to BCNZ (now Laidlaw College) to prepare for overseas service. She and her husband Bruce, with their four children, worked in a Tibetan area of China for 11 years with Jian Hua Foundation, returning to NZ in late 2006. She still loves gardens and flowers, China, books, coffee and music, though her kids take up most of her spare time.
Hye Lim has served in a church for Filipino migrant workers and multi-cultural families for ten years in Korea. With her husband, Byung Ryeol, she joined WEC International in 2009 and served in the WEC Korea sending base on the publication team and candidate department for about three years. She likes traveling, the sea, cooking, entertaining guests and reading.
Gordon is trained in amenity horticulture and worked as a Property Manager prior to coming to Eastwest College. After completing his studies at Eastwest, Gordon and Jan along with their two teenage sons served with WEC in Cambodia until June 2009. His previous ministry involvement has included serving with YWAM and eldership at Mount Maunganui Baptist Church for 15 years. Gordon enjoys camping with his family and fishing.
In 2000 Judy served with ANM (All Nations Worship & Praise Ministries), a mission training community. She then went on to serve with Street Children Ministry in the Philippines for a year and a half in 2004, followed by Pastor Care (Korean Students) in China for a year in 2006. After finishing her studies at Eastwest in 2011 and volunteering in the campus kitchen for a few months she returned to Korea. She is back at Eastwest, and as well as offering pastoral oversight to a group of female students, she oversees the college catering. She enjoys reading and listening to music.
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