The McAlpins lived in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, for seven years where they served on a church-planting/revitalization team. During their time in Bulgaria, they were able to see a Bulgarian-led church plant started in Plovdiv and developed a heart for international students. Following this new desire in their hearts led them to look for opportunities of expanding church planting and student ministry together. Their search eventually brought them to Christ Church Central, Leeds (CCCL).
CCCL is a young, Reformed church in the heart of Leeds, a large city in Northern England, which is home to five universities. The church has a heart for training and deploying British church planters as well as evangelizing and discipling students. Brett and Valerie are able to use their experience in business and mission work in assisting the church plant as it grows and showing hospitality to students from all over the world.