SIM UK has begun the search process for a new Director after Steve Smith moved on from the role after nine years.
His commitment to helping and equipping churches to reach out with cross-cultural missionary vision has been a hallmark of his time with SIM UK, pioneering the launch of the ENGAGE and HowWillTheyHear initiatives.
Other notable achievements include the organisation’s merger with Middle East Christian Outreach (MECO) that provided fresh opportunities to pool resources, prayer and personnel to strengthen gospel outreach alongside Middle Eastern churches and peoples.
During his time leading SIM UK, Steve has overseen the growth in member numbers from around 120 to the current level of 160 members and associates, as well as the relocation of the SIM UK’s head office from Wetheringsett to Trust Court, Cambridge.
Steve says: “It’s been my joy and privilege to serve as UK Country Director for SIM. I’ve worked with so many churches, leaders and colleagues committed to helping people reach communities with the good news of Jesus and my greatest joy has always been to hear that one more person in one more community has met with the crucified and risen Jesus.”
SIM UK Board of Trustees intends to appoint an interim director following Steve’s departure on February 28, with a view to making a permanent appointment later this year.