Pastoral staff

Our Senior Pastor  - Rev. Dr. Barry Dawson

We are excited to welcome Rev. Dr. Barry Dawson to the team as our new senior pastor. From Tokyo to The Hague, from Oman to South Dakota Barry brings years of experience in the international ministry context. Until their recent relocation, Barry and his wife Shelly have been based in Bangkok, Thailand, for nearly the past 5 years. They are both mission co-workers (missionaries) who serve together as the Presbyterian Church’s Regional Liaisons for Southeast Asia. The Dawsons have lived in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East where Barry has served as the Senior Pastor in many international, interdenominational, English language churches. "I am passionate about multi-cultural ministry in international churches. In fact, the multi-cultural nature of ministry in international congregations continues to be one of the great joys of my life. All the culturally diverse international churches where I have served have included membersfrom 30-50 nations", says Barry.

He is ordained as Minister of Word and Sacrament (Pastor / Teaching Elder) by the Presbyterian Church (USA). His dissertation to become Doctor of Ministry (D. Min.) concentrated on church revitalization. The Dawsons have three adult children.