“Rich was born in Korea and came to Australia when he was 5. Lisa was born in Thailand where her parents worked as missionaries and she returned to Australia when she was 7. Rich studied physiotherapy at university and worked for 1 year in a hospital before changing careers and becoming a financial planner. Lisa studied orthoptics (eyes not feet!) and worked with an ophthalmologist before we both went to Sydney Missionary and Bible College. Rich completed a M.Div and Lisa a Dip.Th.
After we got married we had to find a place we were both prepared to serve. While visiting some missionary friends in Mongolia, we received a prayerletter from people we knew in Thailand and we both sensed that God was leading us there unless he closed the doors.
We became the OMF North Thailand Regional Leaders in March 2016, after church planting and Bible teaching ministries.
Rich is part of the OMF Thailand leadership team that sets the strategy and ministry direction for OMF Thailand and more specifically the 15 OMF missionaries working in North Thailand. Rich also disciples Thai Christians and builds relationships with the Thai Church and Church leaders and help them train up and mobilize local workers.
Lisa is completing her formal Thai language studies, mentoring and discipling Thai women and female missionaries.