Chris and Alison Walley met in Beirut, Lebanon. They have two sons (born in Lebanon), and spent the majority of their married life in Beirut and Swansea, Wales. They now also have four grandchildren.
Chris is a geologist who did many years of consultancy work for oil companies, taught at the American University of Beirut and for ten years at Gower College Swansea. He is also a published author of fiction and popular Christian theology (see Chris as author, on this blog).
Alison spent much of her working life doing editing work of one sort or another; she has copy-edited a lot of IVP books. She finally put down her red pen in May 2018. She has also taught people how to use computers and spent five years doing admin in Swansea’s Social Services training unit.
Whether in Beirut or Swansea, they have always been involved in a local church. They have both been involved in leadership roles (elder, deacon) and have hosted and led Bible studies for most of their married life.