Otago Associate Staff
Greetings! My name is Penny, and I am blessed to be a part of the TSCF team in Dunedin.
I’m a Kiwi, born in Holland to Kiwi parents and have spent around half my life overseas. I have called Dunedin home since attending university here alongside Simon (Sim).
While raised in a Christian home, I struggled at university to accept God’s sovereignty over my life. I rededicated myself to God after my first two years of university and have since sought to serve Him and His people wherever I find myself. I attended Bible College in NZ, the States and Hungary and there I discovered my passion for teaching and discipleship.
In my spare time I love to engage with stories and art. I write fiction, play instruments and video games, watch movies, and paint anything that won’t run away!
I love Russia, and I was an English teacher there for just under a year before Covid and closed borders prevented me from continuing there. My dream is to return, but until the Lord opens the doors there, I am enjoying the opportunities He has presented me with here in NZ. I am living at the Harbour Light Base, the intentional student community, and helping to share the Bible and the gospel with the students there and on campus.