Pacific and East Asia

NCF in the Pacific and East Asia (PACEA)

Spread throughout East Asia and the Pacific, the region is diverse with many cultural differences, and models for NCF ministry. Despite this, NCFs in the region have found much in common and have maintained close ties. The links that were formed when this first NCFI region was established in 1970 have been strengthened by regular conferences each four years, and additional conferences for national staff and leaders. The region was led by Blanche Lindsay the first PACEA Coordinator, then by a regional staff worker, Naty Lopez of the Philippines who worked with a small committee drawn from countries in the region. Subsequently a Regional Committee comprising representatives from each member country in the region was formed. This committee is elected each four years at the  Regional Forum during conference.

The most recent conferences have been held in Japan 2010, Taiwan 2012 (for staff and leaders) and in Fiji, 2014.


The next  PACEA Conference will be held 7-10 June 2018 in Taiwan at the Chientan Youth Activity Centre, Taipei. THEME: For Such a Time As This – Christian Nursing in a Troubled World.  Training Courses will be held pre conference 4-7 June.  Enquiries:

The program will have a special emphasis on equipping nurses for leadership and involvement in difficult times such as natural disasters, political upheaval, challenging conditions in nursing and health care, opposition and restrictions to expression of Christian faith. Bible Talks will be from the OT book of Esther.

See PACEA Conference page for more details of conference and Pre conference training programs:


The last regional conference was held 10-14 October at the Tanoa Hotel, Nandi, Fiji. It was preceded by a leaders training program (8 -10 Oct).  For news and images of the conference go to:


Currently there are 11 NCFI member countries in the PACEA Region:

Also part of the PACEA Region are:

NCF Mongolia, currently preparing for NCFI membership,

NCF New Zealand.  International Nurses Day 2015 saw the official re-launch of NCFNZ as a national organisation. Rooted in a history going back a little over 90 years to beginnings as the Nurses Christian Union, NCFNZ was officially incorporated as a society by the NZ Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, through its Companies office, on 27 February 2015.  NCFNZ President Dr Mark Jones

Click here to visit the PACEA Region website. 

Marg Hutchison NCFI PACEA Regional Chair
Marg Hutchison NCFI PACEA Regional Chair

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