Steve 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.
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Helen 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.
Dave 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.
Gavin Calver, director of mission
Gavin has a burning passion to see the gospel
reach every person in the UK. He was formerly the national
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.
Fred 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.
Peter 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.
Elfed 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 Mbubaegbu, 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 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. She has a passion for reporting religion’s impact on society and is an Associate at Lapido Media. She became director of communications in 2014 and manages the editorial, marketing, membership, fundraising and web teams.