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Steve CliffordSteve Clifford, general director

Steve has been general director of the Evangelical Alliance since April 2009. He is chair of HOPE Together and has previously been international chair of March for Jesus and chair of the leadership team for Soul Survivor. Steve continues to give advice and support to churches and has worked in a variety of church roles, including many among the Pioneer network of churches. Currently, he is a member of the leadership team at his local church.

Read Steve's full biography

@stevemclifford

Helen CalderHelen Calder, executive director, finance and services

Helen is a business graduate who worked in the glass and brewing industries for 12 years, rising to senior management level. Following a call to use her management skills in the Christian sector, she spent a year studying theology at St John's College Nottingham before being appointed as director of administration for All Souls Church, Langham Place. She has been a trustee of a number of other Christian charities and has worked for the Alliance since 1999.

David LandrumDave Landrum, director of advocacy

Dr Dave Landrum has been our director of advocacy since June 2011, when he joined the Evangelical Alliance from his previous role as parliamentary officer for the Bible Society. He has a first-class degree in contemporary politics and urban policy studies and a doctorate in politics and policy process in education. Well-respected in parliament, Dave's passion is to see Christianity making an impact on society by being at the centre of political, cultural and economic life.

@DrDaveLandrum

Gavin CalverGavin Calver, director of mission

Gavin has a burning passion to see the gospel reach every person in the UK. He was formerly the national director of Youth for Christ, is an ordained evangelist and regular public speaker, and has authored four books. Gavin is married to Anne and they have two children; Amelie and Daniel. He loves new challenges, is a passionate AFC Wimbledon supporter and was part of the team that broke the World Record for the longest five-a-side football match.

@GavCalver

Fred DrummondFred Drummond, director of prayer and supporters and Scotland

Fred has been an ordained minister of the Church of Scotland for 20 years. He has led both traditional and new churches and has a postgraduate degree in missional leadership and diploma in pastoral theology. Fred is passionate about storytelling, the power of prayer, the gospel and unity for extending the Kingdom of God. He is an author and writer and has led conferences on new church in various countries. Fred seeks to give focus to the prayer support that is so vital to the work of the Alliance.

@fred_drummond

Peter LynasPeter Lynas, Director of Northern Ireland

Peter qualified as a lawyer and practiced as a barrister in Northern Ireland for five years before completing his masters in divinity at Regent College, Vancouver. He worked for a public policy think tank in Cambridge advising the government on family and social policy. He also led the faith@work initiative at Belfast Bible College, helping people work out their faith in the workplace. Peter combines this post with his role as operations director for Causeway Coast Vineyard Church in Coleraine. He speaks regularly on faith, politics, work, justice and ethics.

@peterlynas

Elfed GoddingElfed Godding, director of coalitions and Wales

Elfed has served as the national director for Evangelical Alliance Wales since 1999. A graduate of Moorlands Christian College and the Nazarene Theological College, Elfed pastored two churches over 18 years in Bournemouth and Oswestry. As part of his current role he leads Alliance coalitions, including Gweini, the Cymru Institute for Contemporary Christianity, and Wales' New Generation Leaders. He is also a vice-president of Tearfund. Elfed has travelled extensively throughout Wales communicating the vision and mission of the Welsh Alliance.

Chine MbubaegbuChine McDonald, director of communications

Chine joined the Alliance as editor in November 2010 from her previous roles as editor at the Crown Prosecution Service and reporter at the Reading Evening Post. She became director of communications & membership in 2014, overseeing the editorial and fundraising teams, as well as the team that looks after our 3,600 church and 600 organisation members. She read theology at Cambridge University, where she was also news editor of the university newspaper Varsity. Since then, she has written for several regional and national newspapers and magazines. Chine is the author of 'Am I Beautiful?' – a book exploring body image among Christian women. She is a former trustee of the Bible Society and currently sits on the boards of the Church & Media Network, the Christian Enquiry Agency and the Sophia Network, which equips women in leadership across the Church.

@ChineMcDonald

Other key staff

Simon McCrossanSimon McCrossan, Head of public policy

Simon is Head of Public Policy for the Evangelical Alliance. Prior to joining the Alliance, he was in full time practice as a barrister with specialisms in personal injury and employment law. Simon holds a specialist LL.M in employment law and is focused upon issues of religious liberty. Before he was called to the Bar, Simon worked as a teacher in secondary education (11-18). Moreover, he is also an experienced law lecturer having tutored both undergraduate and postgraduate students.  He enjoys most sports and walking in the country.

Yemi AdedejiRev Yemi Adedeji, director, One People Commission

Yemi Adedeji is director of the One People Commission, a group of key national church leaders across ethnic backgrounds which celebrates diversity while promoting unity. He is associate director for HOPE, a global ambassador for Compassion UK and strategic adviser for many church leaders across UK. Yemi is also closely involved with Jesus House London, a dynamic and entrepreneurial church/social enterprise charity operating locally in north London and part of the worldwide network of Redeemed Christian Church of God.

@RevYemmy

Sue WilmotSue Wilmot, head of supporter relations

Sue joined the Alliance as head of supporter relations in September 2013, having worked for 10 years with Bible Society, where she was involved in developing their major donor programme. She read classics at Cambridge University, and her strapline could be tempus fugit as she tries to cram twice as much into her day as she should! She loves enabling our key supporters to experience the joy of giving, directing them to programmes that fit with their own interests. She is married to Jonathan, an Anglican vicar, and is a lay minister herself. They have three adult sons.

Manoj RaithathaManoj Raithatha, national coordinator, South Asian Forum

Manoj began his career as a teacher before turning to writing, including a Bafta award-winning children's TV series My Life as a Popat. In 2003, Manoj turned his hand to business and set up a property company. But ultimately it was the ill health of Manoj’s two year old son in 2008 which was to prove the biggest turning point in his life. Christian friends set up a prayer vigil, his son was healed and within days Manoj, a born and raised Hindu, gave his life to serve Jesus. Today, Manoj heads up the South Asian Forum (SAF), a grouping within the Evangelical Alliance set up to provide a forum for South Asian Christians in the UK to encourage, support and equip each other for mission, and to represent their concerns to government, media and the wider Church. Manoj also runs Instant Apostle publishing house.

Danny WebsterDanny Webster, advocacy programme manager

Danny joined the advocacy team in 2008 and works on a wide range of political and social issues. Before working for the Alliance he worked in parliament for an MP and has degrees in politics and political philosophy. Through his work Danny has strong links with a wide variety of politicians and government departments. He is passionate about encouraging and enabling Christians to see politics as part of their mission. He frequently provides comment on current political issues, both in Alliance publications and to the press.

@danny_webster

Kieran TurnerKieran Turner, public policy officer, Scotland

Kieran joined the Evangelical Alliance Scotland team in 2012.  Prior to this he worked for MSPs at the Scottish Parliament for three years with spells in both Edinburgh and Inverness.  Before this he spent a number of years working in youth and community work in the housing estates of his native Glasgow.  Kieran helps the Alliance connect with politicians in Holyrood and local government, connects with national and local media, and also provides support and encouragement to churches, organisations and individual Christians trying to engage with wider Scottish society.

@theTurnertweets

David SmythDavid Smyth, public policy officer, Northern Ireland

David Smyth is public policy officer at the Evangelical Alliance Northern Ireland. Prior to taking up his post in December 2011, David trained as a solicitor in Portadown and practised in Newry. He has a keen interest in current affairs, politics and recent local history. David is passionate about how biblical values can better shape society for the wellbeing of everyone and seeing the church lead in the transformation of relationships in Northern Ireland.   

Jim StewartJim Stewart, National Assembly liaison officer, Wales

Jim joined the Wales team in 2005. Prior to joining Evangelical Alliance Wales, he was with the BBC Wales Political Unit as journalist and researcher and has also worked extensively in teaching, care and youth work. As part of his work at the Alliance, Jim is keen to see the Church take its place in society and to be well represented.

@JimStewartEA

Lucy OlofinjanaLucy Olofinjana, unity programmes manager

Lucy joined the Evangelical Alliance in 2012. She has previously worked for the Salvation Army
and studied development and social anthropology at SOAS.
As unity programmes manager she coordinates a range of projects focusing on church unity and evangelism – encouraging churches to work together to see God's kingdom come across our villages, towns and cities. She is especially passionate about seeing unity amid ethnic diversity and enjoys being involved in our One People Commission, an exciting initiative bringing together key leaders from a wide range of church and ethnic backgrounds.

@LucyOlofinjana

Roger SuttonRoger Sutton, director of GATHER

Roger Sutton is GATHER Director for the Alliance, formerly the Senior Pastor of Altrincham Baptist church and chair of the Reaching the Unchurched Network (RUN). Roger also has other roles; serving as an independent executive member for his borough in Trafford, linking the community to the statutory authorities and a wider preaching and writing ministry.  

@Roger_Sutton