Eleanor Margaret Evans (Peg) was born, brought up and educated to University level in the village of Dunvant, which is near Swansea and on the edge of the beautiful Gower peninsular. The oldest of seven children, her family were staunch Congregationalists, prominent for generations in the life and work of the local chapel.
She and Byron were married in 1951 and, during Byron’s pastorate at Tabernacle Church, Haverfordwest, Peg was a minister’s wife and mother to David and Kathryn. As a silver medallist of LAMDA, she sustained her keen interest in the church drama club, as well as giving private tuition. Having trained at Eaton Hall College, Nottinghamshire, Peg’s teaching career culminated in her appointment as Deputy Head of a Nottinghamshire Comprehensive School until her retirement in 1992 after 30 years’ service.
Unofficial help for many years to Byron in his work for GST, Peg soon became more actively involved in her own right and has fulfilled the role of Liaison Administrator at GST Central Office UK for more than ten years. In 2011, Tienie Buys was appointed as Peg’s counterpart at the NWU Faculty of Theology and, facilitated by Skype and E-mail, they maintain close and extensive contact on a daily basis. While they enjoy providing general support for GST students, their chief responsibility is for maintaining student records, liaising with GST colleagues, particularly with the GST Dean and the Faculty of Theology at NWU on a daily basis and keeping students up to date with latest developments.
A keen gardener, Peg still digs, weeds and plants enthusiatically, while Byron cuts the lawns on his tractor-mower. Family get-togethers are enjoyed to the full and sharing the cooking on holiday, particularly with grandchildren, remains a great delight.