Ryan and Suzie discovered a shared interest in global mission at university where they first met and trained as physiotherapists. Their particular interest in the B people grew some ten years later when serving in pastoral ministry at Kyneton Baptist Church. During this time they facilitated numerous church-group visits to the Baptist Mission Australia team in South Asia and became familiar with the work among the B people. This deepening relationship led to Ryan serving as Baptist Mission Australia’s State Director in VIC/TAS, and over recent years their ongoing interest in South Asia has grown to become a sense of call.
Ryan and Suzie have a deep conviction that the Good News of Jesus is for all people. With his pastoral experience and heart for discipleship Ryan is looking forward to working with the Baptist Mission Australia team to encourage the increasing number of believers and faith communities. Suzie’s expertise as a specialist paediatric physiotherapist will be highly valued in supporting Baptist Mission Australia's partner NGO in its work among some of the most vulnerable people in this part of the world.
Ryan and Suzie are commencing language learning to prepare for this work. They are looking forward to locating themselves in South Asia but will make regular visits in the interim while supporting the education of their three children.