West Ohio Pastor, Wife Named Missionaries to Congo

While attending General Conference 2016, Nick and Renee Shaw were browsing the display area when they came across an exhibit for the General Board of Global Ministries, the mission board of The United Methodist Church. After the encounter, both were convinced that missions would be a part of their future. Two years later, the couple and their four children have been assigned as missionaries to the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa. Nick and Renee will serve as missionaries at The English-Speaking School of Lubumbashi (TESOL) in Lubumbashi, DRC, the second largest city in the country. TESOL was founded in 1986 and serves pre-K through secondary school students. Nick and Renee expect to teach elementary-age students, as well as work in administration. In addition, Renee will help with planning and curriculum, and Nick will provide IT support, maintenance, and community and conference relations. The couple will be bringing four sons with them: Harrison, age 10; Porter, 8; Simon, 5; and Corbin, 4. The Shaws will be commissioned as missionaries on October 13 at Grace UMC in Atlanta, GA. To watch the service live online, go to the GBGM Facebook page at 10:00 am on October 13. Read More