Malaysia is a diverse country, both ethnically and religiously. Most of the population is ethnic Malay and mostly Muslim, while a third of the population is ethnic Chinese, of whom a large minority is Christian.

Presbyterian World Mission works in Malaysia in cooperation with its church partner, the Presbyterian Church in Malaysia. This church grew out of the Presbyterian Church of Singapore about 25 years ago. It supports two seminaries, the interdenominational Malaysian Theological Seminary and the Malaysian Bible Seminary, which primarily serve the church’s ethnic Chinese churches.

Barry and Shelly Dawson, Regional Liaisons for South East Asia
Based in Bangkok, Thailand, Barry and Shelly Dawson serve together as the regional liaisons for Southeast Asia. The regional liaisons serve as a facilitators of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in support of partner programs, relationships and activities and as an implementer of Presbyterian World Mission strategy. The regional liaisons support PC(USA) mission co-workers in communications, information sharing, mentoring/guiding, encouraging, and reflection. In addition, the regional liaisons facilitate and strengthen healthy, effective and appropriate relationships among entities of the PC(USA) and those of partner denominations or organizations in the region. Read more about their work on their profile page, which you can find here.

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Presbyterian Church in Malaysia

Mienda Uriarte, Area Coordinator for Asia and the Pacific,
Yesenia Ayala, Mission Specialist,