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Bert was born and raised in the Netherlands and met Margaret in South Africa where they married and started their Christian adventure, working together in their local church, and later attended Bible College in Durban.
They pioneered/pastored churches in South Africa, England and the Netherlands and are ordained ministers/missionaries. Together they have extensive experience in bible teaching, leading community programmes, youth and children’s church activities and have a particular interest in giving people of all ages opportunity to develop their God given gifts and potential.
Over the years, they have seen the benefit of connecting people with common interests and gifting, helping them to work together in teams to serve the church and wider community.
In the early 2000s, they both had opportunity to upgrade their professional qualifications and worked successfully in the market place for a few years, supporting the local church in leadership positions.
Bert is a qualified career advisor/adult tutor; Margaret achieved a degree in Health Informatics at Chester University and worked in the NHS in quality improvement and patient safety. They have 5 lovely children who have all left home and are developing their respective callings/careers in the UK and beyond!
They arrived in the Tyne Valley in September 2016, responding to a call to love and support the church in Prudhoe.
Bert and Margaret would like to meet you to share their vison for the Tyne Valley - come join the God-adventure that could change your life forever!
Our local newdpaper, the Hexham Courant, ran a story about the arrival of the new pastors who came to Prudhoe. Read what they said: Dream post for new Prudhoe pastors
The church leadership is also made up of the church council and is aided by a committed board of trustees who meet bi-monthly.