Director of ISM - Bev Laing
Bev Laing is excited to be the new Director of the Impact School of Missions effect April 2016. She has degrees in French and Education, and has taught in French Immersion schools in Ontario. Bev and her husband Gary pastored for twenty-five years before moving to South East Asia as global workers. Bev has also had the privilege of teaching in Bible schools and conferences in Africa, the Philippines and Cuba. Having taught numerous times at ISM and having hosted an intern has given Bev and Gary a great appreciation for the value of students experiencing missions in a real world context. Gary also looks forward to continuing teaching at ISM. Bev is currently finishing Level 2 of a certified coaching course which is focused on coaching for life purpose. She is passionate about mentoring young adults as they discover themselves and their life calling. In her spare time, she loves photography – especially capturing interesting faces. Bev is looking forward to working with Nicole to continue the great work of ISM.
Bev and Sandra (outgoing Director) will be working closely together with ISM until the end of September and I will continue mentoring the current class during their internships. Sandra plans to return to BKK in September 2016 to help transition the first class under new leadership.
International Internship Co-ordinator Effective July 2016
Nicole is thrilled to be joining the team at ISM as the Internship Coordinator! After sensing a call to ministry as a teenager, Nicole enrolled at Tyndale University and completed a BA in Biblical Studies and Theology with a focus in Youth Ministry. During her University years, Nicole completed a three month internship in Bangkok, Thailand under the mentorship of Sandra McIntosh. She volunteered with Nightlight International and felt God speaking into her heart about future ministry in South East Asia. Upon graduating, Nicole served as a children’s pastor, and a youth and young adults pastor in Newfoundland, alongside her husband Andrew. She also has experience working with students as an admissions counsellor for Tyndale. Her heartbeat is for young adults and she is looking forward to seeing students lives rocked and transformed as they step out in faith and open their hearts to what the Holy Spirit will teach them through internships in SEA. She’s also looking forward to eating mangos and sticky rice. Her husband Andrew will also be leading worship at ISM and teaching a few classes!
Andrew was born in Gander, Newfoundland, but has lived in many other places. Everywhere he goes, he finds worshipping together with other people to be a special event. As we connect to God in song, we also connect to one another, and are reminded that we are wrapped up in something much bigger than ourselves. His heart is to help people engage in authentic, meaningful worship experiences. Andrew has been a McDonald's employee, a courier driver, a maintenance worker, a youth pastor, and a student, but his most rewarding job is being a full time husband to Nicole and dad to Paige. He loves adventure and the outdoors, and hates mayonnaise.
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