In April, we were pleased to hold the annual ICS Chaplains and Families' Conference in person again, after a 2-year break due to the pandemic. Now, we are delighted to welcome new mission partners to the ICS family. Here they are!

Vinod Victor became the Chaplain at the Anglican Church Freiburg in December 2021. He and his family (Molly Catherine, Giji and Dorothy) are very much settled living in the beautiful town and are enjoying being part of this multi-cultural church.

Martin Reakes-Williams is the new Rector of St Matthew's in Addis Ababa. Martin used to be chaplain at Leipzig English Church and made the move to Ethiopia in December 2021. He was licensed earlier this year.

Caroline Throup is the Chaplain designate for the Anglican Church in Basel. She hopes to be licensed in the next few months to start her ministry in Switzerland. Caroline moves from the Diocese of Chester.

Matthew Fitter and his wife Guen are now living in Bangkok where Matthew is the new Rector of Christ Church Bangkok. Bangkok is a vibrant megacity of well over 12 million people. A city that desperately needs to hear the good news of Jesus Christ. 

St Michael's Paris has a new Associate Chaplain. Ben Evans was licensed there in April. He, his wife Elise and daughter Elya moved there early in 2022. Ben has been given responsibility to start a Contemporary Evening Service and to organise invitational Outreach Events.

Christ Church Heiloo became an independent chaplaincy from Christ Church Amsterdam in January 2021. They have now welcomed their first Chaplain, Johann van der Bijl who was licensed in May. He and his wife Louise moved from South Africa where Johann was a mission partner with J-Life Africa.

Jon Haines, his wife Gaby and children Octavian, Lysander and Averett will move to Leipzig in July where Jon will become the new Chaplain of Leipzig English Church. Please pray for the family as they prepare to say their goodbyes and as they start to learn German.

In August, Jonny and Tara Gumbel will move to Brazil where Jonny will be the new Rector of Christ Church Rio de Janeiro. Jonny was first Curate and then Associate Vicar at St Peter's Brighton. Please pray for them as they make their final preparations. 

And finally, Ruan Crew, presently Chaplain of St James Voorschoten, will move to become the new Chaplain of Holy Trinity Utrecht and the Anglican Church Zwolle. The family will move to Utrecht in early August, and Ruan hopes to be licensed on Saturday 3 September. Please pray for Ruan, Lisette, Emily and Timothy.

Here you can watch Ruan talking about his upcoming move.

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