We are called back to Nepal, where we worked in the early 1990s, to use our skills and experience to support the mission community.
Providing vital pastoral care to United Mission to Nepal in Kathmandu, Tansen and Okhaldunga
Andrea comes from north Manchester and has a professional background in dance and drama teaching. During the 1990s she worked in Nepal with expatriate and Nepali parents and children. She worked with Andrew for two years in Kathmandu as a hostel parent for the Kathmandu International Study Centre, caring for teenagers whose parents were working outside the city. She also supported the Nepali church, developing children’s work and the use of dance and drama in outreach. On return to the UK she established a community theatre workshop in an area of high deprivation and worked as a psychotherapist in private practice. She also counselled in primary and secondary schools.
Andrew comes from Yorkshire and trained as a biomedical scientist, working in the NHS. In Nepal he worked at Green Pastures Leprosy Hospital, developing medical laboratory services for the treatment of leprosy. Afterwards, in the UK, he ran a youth and community centre, working with disaffected young people while studying for a masters in theology and ordination in the Church of England. He worked as a team vicar in Manchester Diocese for 14 years and was area dean in the Eccles deanery.