Born in Massachusetts, youngest of four children. Put my faith in Christ at age 15, and hoped to be a social worker, after college came to Japan for just a summer mission, and God redirected me to be a missionary in Japan.
Serving with TEAM Japan since 1991. For many years in Christian publishing and church work, but since 2011 in Returnee & Diaspora Ministry.
Japanese often go overseas and are 70% more likely to embrace the Christian faith, while away from their home country! Coming back they face the hurdles of a non-Christian culture and their own identity. Careful strategic follow-up is needed for them to be salt & light in their home country.
Primary Prayer Request:
Please pray how to minister in a ministry that is largely grassroots-- that I can know how best to connect and follow-up returnees.