Rob & Ali Watson
Rob & Ali Watson spent two years involved in independent overseas ministry in the Far East church planting in Hong Kong. They returned to the UK after ill heath forced repatriation. They have heart to see overseas Christian workers get the best when facing change, the need for debriefing or renewal.
Since their return from Asia for a time Rob returned to secular employment working in senior management in the construction industry before returning to full time Christian ministry in 2002 firstly in Eastbourne for over 12 years then to Christchurch.
Rob has an Applied Theology degree (through Moorlands College) and has gifts in teaching and worship leading and pastoral care whilst Alison has a degree in Counselling (through CWR and Roehampton University) with gifts in pastoral care, counselling and hospitality.
Ali has a private counselling practise and also is a member of staff at Moorlands whilst also working as a counsellor for local charities. Where time allows she also likes to be creative in the kitchen and with various media in art.
Rob’s main work is as Pastor of Twynham Church in Christchurch where he has been for over 3 years and, when he can, gets into the garden with his spade and fork to grow some veg, walk the families 4 year old golden retriever Oscar or cycle into the New Forest with Ali!
Both Rob & Ali are trained debriefers with People in Aid and Le Rucher in Geneva.