We live in Taunton, in south-west England, and attend Wellsprings Community Church. We recently moved here after eight years at Tilsley College which is part of Gospel Literature Outreach. Simon is now the International Director for European Christian Mission International, and Dorit is also working for ECMI with administration.
Before Motherwell, we were in Prague and worked for the International Church of Prague. Dorit was again responsible for church admin, and Simon was Director of Studies of the ICP Study Centre. ICP is an English-speaking church in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Prior to moving to Prague, we lived in Exeter, where Dorit was working for the Rural Payments Agency and Simon was pastoring Beacon Heath Church. BHC is on an ex-local authority estate in the north of Exeter and celebrated 50 years of service to the area in 2011.
Our two children, Robert and Kristina, both still live in Exeter, where they are married and active in their local churches. We have five grandchildren.
Dorit comes from the Faroe Islands and we spent ten years of our married life there; both our children being born in the capital, Tórshavn. Dorit did various jobs, and spent a few years as full-time homemaker. Simon worked at a school (website in Faroese) teaching English and French.
Between our time in the Faroes and that in Exeter, we spent three years working at Hebron School in South India.
Dorit enjoys knitting, sewing and walking while, apart from an interest in theology and literature, Simon is a big fan of Bob Dylan and of cricket!