Pastor Francis came to Eindhoven with Barbara from New Zealand in 2002 to serve as Pastor in Trinity Church. His sense of call is to grow a church of the nations as a witness in a largely post-Christian part of the world.
A meaningful image for Francis, which illustrates the above very much, is this photo of a lighthouse standing amidst church ruins.
Since arriving, the Eindhoven region has become increasingly international and international church draws on more and more global church diversity. Francis responds to various titles including ‘Reverend’, ‘Pastor’, ‘Padre’ and sometimes: ‘Sir’! He holds the honorary position of ‘Canon’ in the Diocese in Europe.
Francis and Barbara are empty nesters with two adult children in Europe and the South Pacific. A good day off is spent walking in nature or gardening.