James and Katherine Radcliffe - Melanesia/SouthPacific

James and Katherine Radcliffe are global missionaries with the Church of the Nazarene in Papua New Guinea.

James is a general surgeon.  He received the B.A. degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Mount Vernon, Ohio, in 1976.  He graduated from Ohio State University Medical School in Columbus, Ohio, in 1979 and completed his residency in general surgery in 1984.     

Katherine received the A.A. degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and the B.S. degree in medical dietetics from Ohio State University in 1977.  Prior to their missionary assignment, James served in Guatemala and Katherine served in Belize with Youth in Mission in 1974.  This is a program designed by the Church of the Nazarene to give students practical mission experience.  The Radcliffes spent a short term in Papua New Guinea while James was in medical school.  Both of these mission experiences were affirming of their call to missions as a career.

During their years of service, the Radcliffes have been involved in church work, women’s and family ministries, in addition to James’ work at the hospital in Papua New Guinea.

The Radcliffes have six children:  Benjamin, Rebekah, Timothy, Priscilla, Josiah, and Lydia.                                                                                     

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Born in United States


Born in United States

  • Josiah
  • Lydia

Home District: Southwestern Ohio

Home Church: Xenia

Home Assignment Dates:

Jan 01, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018