Joe and Lois work in Uganda alongside local communities in post-conflict northern Uganda, where they are hoping to help rebuild livelihoods through development programmes and improve family life through communication therapy. Before commencing the adventure of overseas mission with BMS, Joe worked for the British Red Cross as a Youth and Schools Service Co-ordinator and completed a Masters in International Development, specialising in conflict resolution. Lois previously worked in a specialist community brain injury rehabilitation centre in Sheffield. Joe and Lois previously served in Zimbabwe alongside local partners. Lois was a speech and language therapist and Joe supported a number of local Christian development initiatives, focusing on capacity building and discipleship. They have three children, Connie, Reuben and Eleanor, and their home church is St Thomas Crookes, Sheffield.