David & Claire-Lise both have strong roots in France (David was brought up in Dunkerque, and Claire-Lise is French, from the Valence area). For several formative years, they were based in Andover, UK, during which time David was trained at Regent’s Park College, a Baptist Theological college, and served at Andover Baptist Church as a minister-in-training. Claire-Lise’s time was primarily given to investing in their three sons (Joshua, Ben and Samuel) as well as serving as a volunteer in different areas at ABC.
In May 2011, they were called by BMS World Mission to begin training at the national missionary training centre in Birmingham (IMC) with a view to subsequently seeing a movement of followers of Jesus who make other disciples taking root in France.
David and Claire-Lise moved to Brive-La-Gaillarde in summer 2014, and little Nathan was born in october 2015. They are now working within a team on behalf of the French Baptist Fédération, having birthed “L’Eglise Autour de la Table”, the Church Around the Table (our church website is www.eebbrive.fr)
When time allows, they love to spend time in any ways that involve food, football and cycling, music, reading, films, walking, playing with the boys, and discovering new cultures.