Simon Sim

Otago Staff Worker

I was born in New Zealand, grew up in Malaysia, and returned to NZ in 2010 to begin my degree in psychology and philosophy at the University of Otago. I first became involved with TSCF there through the Dunedin Overseas Christian Fellowship (OCF). That time with TSCF was among the most significant in my journey as a Christian.

After graduating I joined TSCF as an intern, and then as a campus staff worker in 2013. TSCF has played such an important part in my own journey as a student and a follower of Jesus. It’s exciting to be able to walk with students in their own journeys of faith and discipleship, to reach students for Christ, and to see lives transformed through the power of the gospel.

In April 2016 I married Rosie, and we live in Dunedin. I am a geek, with a love of movies, comic books, and thinking about how faith relates to our stories and culture. I also enjoy music (both listening and playing), drawing, deep-and-meaningful conversations, and drinking coffee. I am also a part-time student, studying theology through distance education. Through my work in Dunedin, I hope to reach out to students and show them who Jesus is as they navigate university. I hope to encourage them in thinking about how following Jesus applies to all areas of life, such as their studies, relationships, media, etc.

I support the student leaders and help them prepare Bible studies, outreach events and activities. I work mainly with the OCF and the Physiotherapy Students Christian Fellowship. I also meet up with students individually and lead one-to-one and small group Bible studies, as well as serving first-year students in the residential colleges. I love to see students from all over the world coming to know Jesus in a real and life-changing way.