Todd and his wife, Jeni, are veteran expats originally from Florida in the USA. From 1998 to 2013, they lived in Kuala Lumpur where they raised their two daughters. In KL, Todd was the founding pastor of an international church, director of an NGO, and a lecturer and dean for pre-university studies at a private college. From 2013 to June 2016, the Nelsons lived in Doha, Qatar where Jeni taught preschoolers at Qatar Academy and Todd managed a learning center and taught humanities courses online for an American university. Dr. Nelson has earned degrees in business management (BA) plus theology, philosophy, and intercultural studies (MDiv & PhD, Southwestern Seminary). He loves learning, teaching, and encouraging people. He enjoys sports and music and food of all kinds, plus sketching, reading, tech gadgets, traveling, and good coffee with good conversation. The Nelsons are glad to be back in SE Asia. Their daughters are spread around the world now. One is teaching English to Saharawi refugees in North Africa. The other is a PhD student at Vanderbilit University in Nashville, Tennessee.