John Perry is the UCCF Assistant Team Leader for Wales and the Staff Worker for North Wales. He was brought up as a missionary kid in Indonesia, Malaysia and India, so is not exactly a Welsh native!
Rather than attempt to work out where his home is on this Earth, John prefers to rejoice in the fact that our true citizenship is heaven. This solves the problem of having split loyalties when the Six Nations rugby tournament comes round – he likes to see everyone win (apart from France).
John studied International Relations at Aberystwyth University where he was privileged to be a part of the English Christian Union. University presented a challenging change from the cosy Christian surroundings of John’s earlier life, requiring him to stand up as a Christian and push deeper into the good God and His gospel for the resources to persevere.
The work of UCCF to encourage and equip CU members was crucial in John’s growth and perseverance, so he now seeks to provide that same encouragement and timely direction for students in North Wales. He loves to see students who are devoted to speaking and living for Jesus on campus.
John will be taking up a new role in September 2017 as Assistant Pastor at Ammanford Evangelical Church.