Visiting Staff

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Lewis Varley


Subjects: Biblical Studies

Lewis worked as a lawyer in London for several years before becoming aware of God’s call to missions.  He served with SIM in Bangladesh from 1999 to 2016 in a variety of areas, including theological education, personnel and leadership.  He and his wife Susie met in Bangladesh, and they have four children. He enjoys cricket and keeping up with world events.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1677220190025{margin-top: 30px !important;margin-bottom: 30px !important;border-top-width: 2px !important;border-right-width: 2px !important;border-bottom-width: 2px !important;border-left-width: 2px !important;padding-top: 15px !important;padding-right: 15px !important;padding-bottom: 15px !important;padding-left: 15px !important;border-left-color: #77c770 !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #77c770 !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-top-color: #77c770 !important;border-top-style: solid !important;border-bottom-color: #77c770 !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;border-radius: 2px !important;}”]

Chris Hill

MSc, MTh

Subjects: Cultural Anthropology for Missions

Chris’ experience of the world of missions began at the age of eight, when his family went to south India. Eight formative years there shaped his awareness of the scope of God’s work in the world. In 2003, while teaching English in Japan, Chris and his wife, Lee sensed that God had other purposes for them in Japan. That required further training, so back in New Zealand Chris began an MTh exploring Christian rituals as culturally relevant modes of discipleship for Japanese Christians. Between 2007 and 2011, Chris and Lee spent 3½ years working in a small Japanese-led international church. Now Chris is the at-home-parent for his family of two girls and a boy. Chris enjoys writing poetry and theologically-themed garden landscaping projects at home.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1660907697769{margin-top: 30px !important;margin-bottom: 30px !important;border-top-width: 2px !important;border-right-width: 2px !important;border-bottom-width: 2px !important;border-left-width: 2px !important;padding-top: 15px !important;padding-right: 15px !important;padding-bottom: 15px !important;padding-left: 15px !important;border-left-color: #77c770 !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #77c770 !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-top-color: #77c770 !important;border-top-style: solid !important;border-bottom-color: #77c770 !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;border-radius: 2px !important;}”]

Luke Goodwin

BA, LLB, PGDipTchng(Secondary)

Subjects: Huia Come Home

Luke was born to missionary parents in Brazil. When still a preschooler, they returned to Aotearoa New Zealand to take up a position at the GLO Bible and Missionary School between Cambridge and Te Awamutu. Brought up in Cambridge, he has been a high school history teacher and more recently a house husband. Currently finishing a masters in theology, he lives with his wife (Kristin) and three kids (Isabelle, Alex and Matthew) on a farm originally broken in by Kristin’s grandfather.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1678100924246{margin-top: 30px !important;margin-bottom: 30px !important;border-top-width: 2px !important;border-right-width: 2px !important;border-bottom-width: 2px !important;border-left-width: 2px !important;padding-top: 15px !important;padding-right: 15px !important;padding-bottom: 15px !important;padding-left: 15px !important;border-left-color: #77c770 !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #77c770 !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-top-color: #77c770 !important;border-top-style: solid !important;border-bottom-color: #77c770 !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;border-radius: 2px !important;}”]

Bradley Thompson

Subjects: Children in Crisis

Bradley has a passion to serve vulnerable people and has been with World Vision for over 22 years working in India, Philippines and now based in Hamilton. He currently coordinates World Vision’s global Child Sponsorship team focused on enabling country offices and programme teams to work effectively with partners to achieve sustainable child well-being outcomes through Child Sponsorship. Bradley has a Masters in Community Health from Trinity College, Dublin and a Masters in Social Work from Loyola College, Chennai/University of Madras, India. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in ‘Holistic Child Development’ at Asia Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary (APNTS) in Manila, with the goal of utilising his knowledge and experience to create a caring, loving and just world for children. Bradley is based in Hamilton, New Zealand with his wife, Feby, and their two children – Joshua and Tirzah.