Shaun serves as senior pastor of UCC and is going into his 15th year in this role. A native of Connecticut, in the USA, Shaun is married to Katja, and they have five young children. Shaun moved to Tampere, Finland, about 20 years ago, where he entered a degree program in European Studies while planting a church. After, he earned degrees in theology from the U.K. (London, Cambridge, Manchester) and is presently plodding along on a Ph.D. in theology. In addition to his primary responsibility as Senior pastor of UCC, Shaun is the Dean of Agricola Theological Institute, serves as an adjunct faculty member at a couple of other seminaries in Europe, and recently stepped down as the European director of church planting for Operation Mobilisation.
Daniel is the administrative coordinator of UCC Espoo and looks after the executive functions at UCC. Originally from the USA, Daniel served for two years as a missionary with Operation Mobilisation in Nepal where he met his wife Anne, a Finn. Together they have lived in Finland now for 13 years and Daniel has served in UCC for 10 of those years. The Ottosons have four young children. Besides his work at UCC Daniel is currently working on a thesis in the field of Biblical Counselling at Agricola Theological Institute.
ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR AT UCC HELSINKI
Miriam works part time for UCC as an administrative coordinator of UCC Helsinki. She was born and raised in Papua New Guinea on the mission field to British-Finnish parents. A former professional French horn player, she is an active singer-songwriter and has recently released an album called Where Else Could I Go. Miriam is currently working on a Masters degree in Theological Studies from Agricola Theological Institute.
MISSIONARY IN RESIDENCE
Taina is a missionary with Operation Mobilisation in Italy, currently on home assignment in Finland. She has a degree in social work and is pursuing a Masters degree in Theological Studies from Agricola Theological Institute. Taina is working part time with UCC with the youth and kids ministry.