Location: Canada, Worldwide
Ministry Focus: Having served for 19 years outside of Canada, we are now Canadian-based global workers, and missionaries in residence at Summit Pacific College. Shelley focuses on training teachers in TESOL for missional impact, providing academic support for students at SPC, and engaging with global workers who are using English instruction as a vehicle for community connection. Kirk is the director for GlobalEd, the equipping program of PAOC which supports theological education and leadership initiatives around the world. Kirk works in consulting, advising and training for purposes of strategic effectiveness to support the work of educational institutions and training programs with PAOC global workers and international partners.
Ministry History: Kirk and Shelley first began their global work in Kenya in 1999. They served at Pan Africa Christian University for 11 years in various roles, and also contributed to community wellness by establishing feeding programs in the slums, and providing support for ministries related to the care of orphans and street children. They moved to Jakarta, Indonesia in 2010 and served at Universitas Pelita Harapan for 3 wonderful years. While in Indonesia they were actively involved in their church community and small groups, mentoring young adults, and creating feeding programs in food-insecure districts. In 2013 they again felt God calling them to a new challenge and moved to Klaipeda, Lithuania where they currently serve at LCC International University, a Christian liberal arts university that serves 600 students from 31 countries, mostly former Soviet Union countries in eastern Europe and central Asia. God has faithfully directed their steps over the last 18 years, and has provided all they need to fulfill the task He has called them to.
For a compelling Christian witness among university students
Effective leadership for the work of GlobalEd around the world