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Carys Humphreys

Carys Humphreys 韓 麗 絲
(Han Le-Si)

Sending Church Partner:
Eglwys Bresbyteraidd Cymru - Presbyterian Church of Wales (PCW)
and the Council for World Mission (CWM)

Year Arrived Taiwan: 1986
Status: Missionary Partner; Lay
Birthday: 17 September
Languages: Welsh, English, Taiwanese
Contact: (W) (H)

Following her first “assignment” - a brief eight months of Taiwanese language study in Taipei City - Carys Humphreys “reported” to the General Assembly Office of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT) to begin her missionary partnership under the leadership of former General Secretary, Rev. Dr. C. M. Kao.

During that initial period she witnessed the historical transition in Taiwan as Martial Law was finally lifted (1987) paving the way to the first direct democratic Presidential election by the people of Taiwan (1996). Over the ensuing years Carys has also experienced other important transitions namely in the leadership of the PCT which in her own words afforded her “the privilege and joy to serve alongside different General Secretariats and colleagues”.

As an Administrative Assistant to the PCT General Secretary and the GA Ecumenical and International Relations Committee her primary duties (English language medium) involve general secretarial work, liaison with partner churches, with missionaries, planning/hosting international conferences and guests, and so on. Periodically and as needed, Carys assists other programme secretaries and committees of the General Assembly with their ecumenical/international mission ministries.

In addition to serving in the PCT office Carys also shares in spiritual formation ministry (ecumenical) together with a Taiwanese colleague/Spiritual Director Iap Po-Kui (Cecilia Yeh) – they welcome to their “Malama” home, in Tamsui, individuals and small groups for whom they direct retreats and workshops and provide hospitality. Periodically they are invited to organize retreats for groups outside the home.

Visit: PCW CWM

Submitted by:PCT General Assambly
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