Scott & Sunshine Piland

Cork & Munster, Ireland

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Scott and Sunshine both grew up on farms outside Kirksville, Missouri and were middle school sweethearts. They were married in 2002, and from the beginning God planted seeds for cross-cultural work through a short-term mission trip to Africa. For most of their marriage they lived in Chicago and Louisville, where Scott completed a BA at Moody and an M.Div at Southern. Through several twists and turns they discovered Serge and took an exploratory trip to Ireland in 2018, and saw the Lord was connecting and directing them there.

Scott and Sunshine serve on a Serge team in Cork, with the goal of serving Irish pastors, church-planters, and their wives. Their passion is to help raise up a new generation of Christian leaders, to mentor and share the gospel regularly, and to help strengthen and multiply healthy gospel-centered churches across the island.

Scott has served in children’s ministry, evangelism, refugee ministry, small group leadership, counseling, as well as teaching and preaching. Sunny has also served in children’s ministry, refugee ministry, counseling, and has a passion for seeing children come to know and trust Jesus.

They are sent out from Crosspointe Community Church in St. Joseph, MO, and have six children.

Piland, Scott & Sunshine