Getting to Know Us
We are Christians who have been serving churches and parachurch organizations for 40+ years. We have been married for forty years and have two amazing daughters, Jen and Emily, and two great sons-in-law, James and Andrew. We also have two grandsons, Isaac and Luke, who are Jen and James' sons. Our third grandson, Zachary is soon due to Emily and Andrew!
Doug: I first experienced the power of the Gospel when I was seventeen years old. My sense of being chosen by grace has been at the center of my walk with Jesus ever since. I fell in love with God's Word early on and I love teaching the Bible, especially in Zambia, where I love working with my dear friend, Pastor Percy Muleba. I have also enjoyed training pastors and leaders in South Africa, Namibia and the Dominican Republic. My thirty-two years in pastoral ministry have taught me a lot about our need for a Savior and Jesus' power to transform lives. I have also learned about the importance of relationships as the heart of the Gospel. I am a graduate of Wake Forest University (B.A.) and Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and am an ordained Teaching Elder in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
Abby: I was called to full-time ministry while serving a New York City mission in high school. I have a heart for pastoral care, urban ministry, and working with the marginalized, and have served for many years in youth, preschool, educational and pastoral care ministries. Most recently, I served for 9 years as the Chaplain of a large Presbyterian children’s home in North Carolina, providing pastoral care and training for staff, children, youth and families in diverse programs there. I now enjoy training pastors and leaders with Doug and Pastor Percy Muleba in Zambia, as well as in South Africa, Namibia and the Dominican Republic. I am a graduate of Wake Forest University (B.A.) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and am in the process for ordination in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.