Alistair spent 23 years as a church planter and pastor in New Zealand. For most of those years he also taught mission theology at Laidlaw College where he remains a Teaching Fellow. Following postgraduate study on the theology of vocation and work, Alistair authored three books: Where’s God on Monday?, SoulPurpose: making a difference in life and work and Just Decisions: Christian ethics go to work.
Alistair was also involved for 12 years in the leadership of Servants to Asia’s Urban Poor (a mission and community development agency) and more recently has been researching, writing and speaking internationally for the Boston-based Theology of Work Project. Alistair regularly speaks at conferences, retreats, schools, and churches on themes of vocation, faith at work, worship and work, missional church, work and the Bible, and career and life planning. Alistair and his wife, Alison, live in Christchurch, New Zealand, where they enjoy their two children and their families living nearby.