As well as being Lambrick's associate teaching pastor, Daniel is one of our missional partners. Daniel and his wife, Sandi joyfully work to introduce Christ and to mentor His love among three distinct but related sets of people at UVic who come to Canada from all corners of the globe: international students, graduate students, and visiting professors/researchers.
Their focus is two-fold: befriending the newcomer (especially through conversations over food—Sandi’s an excellent baker and Daniel loves to cook!) and Bible Exploration. Students and scholars meet Jesus, unpack issues that help dismantle their barriers to faith, and encounter the God who loves them and has a place of significance for them. They are affiliated with International Student Ministries Canada (ISMC).
Before arriving in Victoria in 2003, Daniel and Sandi were enriched by a number of professional and personal experiences that continues to inform the way they do ministry to this day. Sandi served in the secretarial/financial sector and Daniel was busy with his cabinetmaking daytime business and graduate-level theological teaching in the evenings and weekends. All these endeavours gave the McDougalls ‘hands-on understanding’ of the real world in which real folks follow Jesus.
Prior to 2003 Daniel served for several years as Director of Schloss Mittersill, a gorgeous castle in the Austrian Alps (yup, really suffering for Jesus!), which embraced various folks in Christian community from (mostly) former East Bloc countries for biblical/theological training, conferences, spiritual retreat and sabbatical rest.
The McDougalls have two adult daughters who give them continual delight, Connally and Morrigan, as well as an infectiously happy Labradoodle (Lab/Poodle mix) named Islay (pronounced in the Scots way ‘Eye-lah’).
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