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An interview with Jonathan Winch: Teaching is one of the noblest of callings

An interview with Jonathan Winch: Teaching is one of the noblest of callings
Paul Smith
Paul Smith Paul Smith is a full-time elder of Grace Baptist Church, Broadstairs, Kent.
23 August, 2022 4 min read

Jonathan Winch spent 31 years in education as a maths teacher, principal, and executive principal in Christian ethos schools. ET caught up with him to find out more about his experiences.

Please tell us about your upbringing.

Istanbul is a city spanning two continents, and a history as diverse: once the centre of Eastern Christendom, it came early under Ottoman rule before Kemal ‘Atatürk’ introduced a Latin alphabet and opened Turkey to Western influence.

There I was born, and there I grew up, a missionary kid with Turkish, Armenian, and American friends, attending a German school and a Greek church!

If I felt at times something of a ‘stranger and exile’, I was glad that my parents were ambassadors of Jesus Christ. Looking back it was a privileged upbringing; we were rich in everything but money.

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