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Elfed GoddingElfed Godding, director of coalitions and Wales

Elfed has been national director of Evangelical Alliance Wales since 1999 when he joined from Carreg Llwyd Church in Oswestry, Shropshire, where he had been pastor for 10 years.

Before that he was pastor of Cranleigh Community Church in Bournemouth, following a call during his three years at Moorlands College. Elfed has also graduated from the Nazarene Theological College with a Masters Degree in Aspects of Christian Holiness.

As part of his current role he also chairs Alliance coalitions, Gweini, the Cymru Institute for Contemporary Christianity, and Wales’ New Generation Leaders. He is also a vice-president of Tearfund. Since taking up the position of national director, Elfed has travelled extensively throughout Wales communicating the vision and mission of the Welsh Alliance.

He is married to Jackie and they have two adult sons, Neil and Joe.

Contact Elfed on wales@eauk.org or cymru@eauk.org

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.

Contact Jim on j.stewart@eauk.org

Cynthia Williams, administrator

Cynthia was born and brought up in Pontypool, in Torfaen. She is married to Mel and they have four children, three grandchildren and two sons-in-law. They have lived in Cardiff since 1971 and attend Highfields Free Church. She has been working with Evangelical Alliance Wales since 1994. Before that time she worked for Lindsay Brown who was the then European secretary of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students.

Contact Cynthia on wales@eauk.org or cymru@eauk.org

Paul HockingPaul Hocking, project development consultant

Paul joined the team in 2009. He has worked as a biology teacher for 17 years, and then in leadership and management development in the NHS in Wales for 14 years, before going full time as pastor at  Thornhill Church in Cardiff that he helped to plant. He is currently working as a consultant under the auspices of Evangelical Alliance Wales, supporting churches and Christian charities. He is also helping the Alliance in Wales as director of the  Cymru Institute for Contemporary Christianity. Paul is married to Connie and has two adult children, Jamie and Bethan.

Contact Paul on p.hocking@eauk.org

John Evans, director of strategic oversight and research for Gweini

A former government statistician, international economist and management consultant, John joined Gweini in 2006 to spearhead an Assembly-endorsed study published in 2008 as Faith in Wales. John is married to Rosamond and they have two children and five grandchildren.

Contact John on johnmartinevans@gweini.org.uk

Rob BurnsRob Burns, missional leadership consultant

Rob has served as a Baptist minister since 1989 in the USA and Wales. As well as working with the Alliance he is director of training at Going Public and a leader of Glenwood Faith Community Church in Cardiff.

 Contact Rob on r.burns@eauk.org