Come to a free evening of music in our Sanctuary. Wesley and Cynthia White, missionaries in Scotland with Communitas International, use classical music as a platform to talk about their mission in Scotland to Iranian, Kurdish, and Syrian refugees. Come hear their story and some soothing classical music. The night will begin with a short set from Jake Elliott's band, Acre(s). Hope to see you there!
Cindy and Wesley have been married for almost 34 years. They have five children and six grandchildren, some of whom still reside in Glasgow. Wesley grew up as a missionary kid in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo where his parents served in medical missions. Cindy was born in Orange, New Jersey, but was raised in a mid-size town about 70 miles outside of Washington, D.C. After serving as a pastor in the United States for fifteen years, Wesley and his family moved to Glasgow in 2001 to start the Mosaic Community, a church-plant of Communitas International.
Wesley holds a PhD in theology from the University of Notre Dame (South Bend, Indiana) and a DMin from Denver Seminary. He teaches half-time in the Biblical Studies department at the Scottish School of Christian Mission in Glasgow and directs Neopolis: The Scottish Centre for Theology and Ministry in an Urban World. Wesley loves the odd mix of jazz and Gustav Mahler. Cindy holds a Masters Degree in Piano Performance from the University of Maryland. She loves being a mum, engaging in ministries of hospitality and music, and growing beautiful plants and flowers. She loves the soothing effect of Bach played slowly.
Cindy and Wesley now give their local ministry attention entirely to a new church-plant for Muslim-background refugees called The Upper Room Church. It is primarily made up of Iranian, Kurdish, and Syrian people who have fled to Europe for various reasons.