Staff

Meet the staff team of the Evangelical Alliance

Leadership

Steve Clifford

Steve Clifford

General director

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.

Gavin Calver

Gavin Calver

Director of mission

Gavin Calver

Director of mission

Gavin has a burning passion to see the gospel reach every person in the UK. He is the chair of Spring Harvest, was formerly the national director of Youth for Christ, is an ordained evangelist and regular public speaker, and has authored five 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 Sept 2017

Fred Drummond

Director of Scotland

Fred Drummond

Director of Scotland

Fred has been an ordained minister of the Church of Scotland for more than 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.

Jo Frost

Jo Frost

Director of communications and membership

Jo Frost

Director of communications and membership

Jo joined the Evangelical Alliance in September 2017, having previously worked with a number of Christian charities, including Share Jesus, Release International and Bible Society.

Jo completed her Masters in Public Communications at Westminster before joining an international campaigns consultancy specialising in human rights and environment issues. She then went on to set up her own business as a communications consultant and brand specialist.

Jo teaches and preaches regularly on communications, conflict, whole-life discipleship, mission and leadership.

Yemi Adedeji

Yemi Adedeji

Director, One People Commission

Yemi Adedeji

Director, One People Commission

Yemi Adedeji is part 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.

Dave Landrum

Dr David Landrum

Director of advocacy

Dr David Landrum

Director of advocacy

Dr David 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, David's passion is to see Christianity making an impact on society by being at the centre of political, cultural and economic life.

Peter Lynas

Peter Lynas

Director of Northern Ireland

Peter Lynas

Director of Northern Ireland

Peter is passionate about faith in the public square and in the workplace. He leads the team at Evangelical Alliance in Northern Ireland. Peter worked as a barrister in Belfast for five years, before completing his M Div at Regent College in Vancouver where he serves on the Board. He is a regular commentator in the media and has taught at Westminster Theological Centre and Belfast Bible College. He is married to Rose, has two daughters, loves running and hates fish.

Emrys Jones

Emrys Jones

Director of finance and operations

Emrys Jones

Director of finance and operations

Emrys is a Chartered Engineer and business graduate having held a number of senior management positions in blue-chip, hi-tech, international businesses. Following a God-directed career transition he took on the role of director of operations with Care for the Family, an Alliance member organisation, eight years ago. He has been a trustee of other Christian charities and is a member of his local church, part of the Salt & Light family, and lives in rural Leicestershire.

Cassie Shields

Cassie Shields

Personal assistant to Steve Clifford

Cassie Shields

Personal assistant to Steve Clifford

Cassie joined the Evangelical Alliance in 2015, after a successful period as service manager at a charity that supports vulnerable young people and families. The graduate in arts management, who is in the leadership team at her church, provides administrative support for the general director, and other members of the leadership team, as they grapple with issues that affect evangelical Christians around the UK. Cassie counts it a privilege to serve colleagues across the Evangelical Alliance, as well as the charity’s diverse membership.

Communications & membership

Jo Frost

Jo Frost

Director of communications and membership

Jo Frost

Director of communications and membership

Jo joined the Evangelical Alliance in September 2017, having previously worked with a number of Christian charities, including Share Jesus, Release International and Bible Society.

Jo completed her Masters in Public Communications at Westminster before joining an international campaigns consultancy specialising in human rights and environment issues. She then went on to set up her own business as a communications consultant and brand specialist.

Jo teaches and preaches regularly on communications, conflict, whole-life discipleship, mission and leadership.

Alexandra Davis

Alexandra Davis

Projects and digital content lead

Alexandra Davis

Projects and digital content lead

Alexandra has been at the Evangelical Alliance since 2015. Previously she worked for Alliance member Release International. Alexandra has a masters degree in Democracy and Democratisation from University College London and spent time with the Baptist Missionary Society in Kosovo. Alexandra is part of the leadership team at her church.

Naomi Osinnowo

Naomi Osinnowo

Editorial content manager

Naomi Osinnowo

Editorial content manager

Naomi joined the Evangelical Alliance in 2018 as editorial content manager. Positions with publishers and within the marketing and communications faculty of a higher education institution, plus stints as a reporter, have enabled the media and cultural studies graduate, who has an NCTJ diploma in newspaper journalism, to hone the necessary skills and qualities to serve members well.

Tim Coysh

Tim Coysh

Digital lead

Tim Coysh

Digital lead

Hailing from the sunny countryside in The Cotswolds, Tim joined the Evangelical Alliance in 2016. Tim previously worked for Onelife and was self-employed as a freelancer.

Tim is big fan of technology, any sports and could be the world's biggest extrovert. Tim has been designing websites since the age of 12 and now looks after the digital world of the Evangelical Alliance, including this website!

Danny Webster

Danny Webster

Advocacy and media manager

Danny Webster

Advocacy and media manager

Danny joined the Alliance in 2008 and has held a range of roles in the advocacy team. He currently looks after media relations and oversees our advocacy programmes and projects including public leadership. Before working for the Alliance he worked in parliament for an MP and has degrees in politics and political philosophy. Danny is passionate about encouraging Christians to integrate their faith with all areas of their life, especially when it comes to helping them take on leadership outside the church. He frequently provides comment on current political issues, both in Alliance publications and to the press.

Sarah Paul 2

Sarah Paul

Membership marketing coordinator

Sarah Paul

Membership marketing coordinator

Sarah is a very excitable chocoholic and avid tea-drinker - she talks super-fast and is always full of energy. Sarah has been with the Evangelical Alliance ever since she graduated in 2016 from the University of Nottingham with a degree in English. Having started as an intern, she is now our membership marketing coordinator, looking after all the Evangelical Alliance's personal members, recruiting new members, running the exhibition stands and the Instagram account - @evangelicalalliance.

Sade Kaffo

Sade Kaffo

Membership administrator

Sade Kaffo

Membership administrator

Sade joined the Evangelical Alliance in 2008. She currently serves on the Leadership team of The Elevation Point (HGCC) and on the Leadership team of Rehoboth Foundation, a cutting edge equipping organisation offering Leadership/Vision Development Consultancy, Motivational and Mentoring programmes, Executive Coaching and Business Strategy services led by Rev Celia Apeagyei-Collins, the Founder and President. Sade is a member of Global Christian Ministry Forum, an organisation committed to the fulfilment of the Great Commission by networking with ministers, ministries and churches with similar goals. Sade attended Bible School at the International Bible Institute of London in 1996, where she obtained a certificate in Theology and Ministry. Sade obtained a BA in Religious Studies in 1985 followed by a Law Degree in 1991. She has worked in the legal field for many years as a Solicitor. Sade is blessed with children.

Ellie Genevier

Ellie Genevier

Membership administrator

Ellie Genevier

Membership administrator

Ellie joined the Alliance in August 2018 after spending the last few years working in the social and criminal justice sector.

Ellie enjoys serving on the prayer team at her church and discovering secluded pockets of London or old haunts to enjoy good food and coffee.

Jacob Hilton

Jacob Hilton

Creative designer

Jacob Hilton

Creative designer

Jacob joined the Evangelical Alliance in October 2018. Discovering his passion for design during an apprenticeship in 2015, Jacob pursued the interest and has since been involved in a variety of creative projects, as well as keeping up his hobbies of songwriting and film photography. You’ll find him working closely with Tim Coysh on all things media, most likely sipping away on a cup of hot (black) coffee.

In his spare time, as well as creating things, Jacob stunt-doubles for the Hulk and is a really Nice Guy!

Advocacy

Dave Landrum

Dr David Landrum

Director of advocacy

Dr David Landrum

Director of advocacy

Dr David 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, David's passion is to see Christianity making an impact on society by being at the centre of political, cultural and economic life.

Simon Mccrossan

Simon McCrossan

Head of public policy

Simon 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.

Danny Webster

Danny Webster

Advocacy and media manager

Danny Webster

Advocacy and media manager

Danny joined the Alliance in 2008 and has held a range of roles in the advocacy team. He currently looks after media relations and oversees our advocacy programmes and projects including public leadership. Before working for the Alliance he worked in parliament for an MP and has degrees in politics and political philosophy. Danny is passionate about encouraging Christians to integrate their faith with all areas of their life, especially when it comes to helping them take on leadership outside the church. He frequently provides comment on current political issues, both in Alliance publications and to the press.

Kieran Turner

Kieran Turner

Public policy officer, Scotland

Kieran 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.

Abi Jarvis

Abi Jarvis

Public Leadership coordinator

Abi Jarvis

Public Leadership coordinator

Abi Jarvis is the public leadership coordinator at the Evangelical Alliance, seeking to equip Christians with the skills and confidence to be leaders in the places where God has called them. She has a BA in Ancient History and a MSc in Political Communication. Abi loves going to the theatre, watches too many American TV dramas and somehow became responsible for daily office exercises despite her hatred of all things sporty. Much to her dismay, she ticks the box for pretty much every stereotypical feature of a PK - a pastor's kid.

John Coleby

John Coleby

Public policy researcher

John Coleby

Public policy researcher

John began working at the Evangelical Alliance in 2016, focusing on issues of debate in parliament that are relevant to evangelical Christians in the UK. Before this he worked as a research assistant for the Church of England Bishop of Coventry, supporting his work in the House of Lords and his focus on freedom of religion or belief and global reconciliation. He holds a BA in Theology and an MPhil in Judaism and Christianity in the Graeco-Roman world, and he remains very interested in biblical studies and inter-religious dialogue. He also teaches English to speakers of other languages at a class run by his church.

David Smyth

David Smyth

Public policy lead, Northern Ireland

David Smyth

Public policy lead, Northern Ireland

David is our lead on public policy. He is a former solicitor and represents the Evangelical Alliance on a range of government, civic and charitable forums. He serves in the space where faith, law, politics and culture intersect.

Flavio Guaratto

Flavio Guarratto

Speak Up coordinator

Flavio Guarratto

Speak Up coordinator

Flavio was born and brought up in Brazil. From 1993 to 2008 he was one of the pioneers of Go to the Nations, a missionary movement which facilitated missionary focused partnerships between Brazilian, British and European churches and organizations. From 2008 to 2011, Flavio and his family lived in northern Italy as missionaries. From 2011 to 2015 he returned to the UK, and was part of Bookham Baptist Church’s ministry team, where his main role was to co-ordinate several overseas missionary projects in Lebanon, Siberia, Nepal, Europe and Brazil. At the EA Flavio is the coordinator of Speak Up. Flavio is Master’s student of Global Politics and International Relations at the University of Westminster, married to Karen and proud father of Lucio, Pedro and Ana-Carolina.

Peter Mitchell

Peter Mitchell

Education policy officer

Peter Mitchell

Education policy officer

Peter joined the Evangelical Alliance in 2018 as the Education Policy Officer and engages with national education policy and work with our members involved in education. Prior to this he had worked in the US for a Christian public policy institute (The Center for Public Justice) in policy areas including education, religious freedom and poverty and opportunity. He has been involved in politics as a local councillor in England and in public policy in both the US and the UK; having worked both on the policy side of education (particularly around education funding and curriculum design) and also having served as a school governor at both primary and secondary schools in the North East of England. He's married to a former primary school teacher and he and his bride have four children.

Inewari Diete Spiff

Inewari Diete-Spiff

Advocacy & South Asian Forum administrator

Inewari Diete-Spiff

Advocacy & South Asian Forum administrator

Inewari joined the Evangelical Alliance in 2018 and provides administrative support to the advocacy and South Asian Forum teams. She is passionate about serving Christ and His church using her knowledge and skills. Inewari holds LL.B and LL.M degrees and has practised law as a solicitor in London, Moscow and Lagos prior to joining the Evangelical Alliance. She is happily married with a son.

Sam Pritchard

Sam Pritchard

Public policy officer, Wales

Sam Pritchard

Public policy officer, Wales

Unity for mission

Gavin Calver

Gavin Calver

Director of mission

Gavin Calver

Director of mission

Gavin has a burning passion to see the gospel reach every person in the UK. He is the chair of Spring Harvest, was formerly the national director of Youth for Christ, is an ordained evangelist and regular public speaker, and has authored five 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.

Yemi Adedeji

Yemi Adedeji

Director, One People Commission

Yemi Adedeji

Director, One People Commission

Yemi Adedeji is part 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.

Roger Sutton

Roger Sutton

Director of GATHER

Roger 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.

Eve Balshaw

Eve Balshaw

Great Commission coordinator

Eve Balshaw

Great Commission coordinator

Eve is a military kid and Durham Theology graduate, who spent a year studying graphic design before joining the Evangelical Alliance in 2017. She is passionate about creativity, seeing God's kingdom come, and anything that involves cheese and/or gin. Nomadic at heart, Eve lives in the architectural wonderland of Cambridge and commutes into London to work alongside the dream team at 176. She is insistent that ‘forward planning’ is the sixth official love language and, as such, runs the behind-the-scenes of greatcommission.co.uk, ensuring the UK church is equipped to share Jesus wherever we are.

Manoj Raithatha

Manoj Raithatha

National coordinator, South Asian Forum

Manoj 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), which provides 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.

Sarah Riseley

Sarah Riseley

Personal assistant to Gavin Calver

Sarah Riseley

Personal assistant to Gavin Calver

Sarah is a shy show-off, keen on living the most authentic and spiritual life there is on offer. She has a penchant for velvet, talking to strangers, chillies, zombies, psychedelic folk and rock music, middle-earth like pubs with good stout, doesn’t like Disney films, and is known for walking out of musicals. If you’d like to find her, she is often found strolling around Soho in vintage garb and looks like / is a gal who refuses to have her hair cut by a professional.

Rachael Heffer

Rachael Heffer

Unity programmes manager (maternity cover)

Rachael Heffer

Unity programmes manager (maternity cover)

Rachael worked for British Youth for Christ for 13 years, most latterly as corporate director within the leadership team before working for four years with the Diocese of Ely as youth adviser – developing training, resources, and strategy for equipping churches in their outreach to young people. Rachael is married to Darren and lives in Ely, Cambs with her two sons, Jacob and Isaac. She is passionate about evangelism, mission, and church unity, and is very involved in her local church – overseeing the youth work and ministry to teenage girls in particular. She is a trained coach and mentor, loves travel, languages, shoes, and is a reluctant soccer-mum!

Dayalan Mahesan

Dayalan Mahesan

Programmes manager, South Asian Forum

Dayalan Mahesan

Programmes manager, South Asian Forum

Dayalan joined the Alliance as part of the South Asian Forum to help oversee events and new resources in 2018. In particular, he organises cross-cultural mission training events to help churches reach out to those of other faiths. Dayalan also help to connect other Asian churches together and integrate them more into the wider church body.

Rich Powney

Richard Powney

Evangelism and theology officer

Richard Powney

Evangelism and theology officer

Rich is married to Kit and they live in south-west London. Currently he works part-time in the Unity for Mission team at the Evangelical Alliance and recently began a PhD in theology at London School of Theology. To relax you’ll often find Rich and Kit enjoying the outdoors – preferably up a mountain!

Inewari Diete Spiff

Inewari Diete-Spiff

Advocacy & South Asian Forum administrator

Inewari Diete-Spiff

Advocacy & South Asian Forum administrator

Inewari joined the Evangelical Alliance in 2018 and provides administrative support to the advocacy and South Asian Forum teams. She is passionate about serving Christ and His church using her knowledge and skills. Inewari holds LL.B and LL.M degrees and has practised law as a solicitor in London, Moscow and Lagos prior to joining the Evangelical Alliance. She is happily married with a son.

Phil Knox

Phil Knox

Head of mission to young adults

Phil Knox

Head of mission to young adults

Phil Knox is the head of mission to young adults at the Evangelical Alliance. He lives to see people come to know Jesus and Christians inspired and equipped to share their faith. He has a passion for his generation, the local church, loves learning and has degrees in law and mission and evangelism. Phil is married to Dani and they have a son called Caleb. He is an avid runner and footballer, a proud Aston Villa supporter and battles a mild coffee addiction.

Finance & operations

Emrys Jones

Emrys Jones

Director of finance and operations

Emrys Jones

Director of finance and operations

Emrys is a Chartered Engineer and business graduate having held a number of senior management positions in blue-chip, hi-tech, international businesses. Following a God-directed career transition he took on the role of director of operations with Care for the Family, an Alliance member organisation, eight years ago. He has been a trustee of other Christian charities and is a member of his local church, part of the Salt & Light family, and lives in rural Leicestershire.

Sue Wilmot

Sue Wilmot

Head of giving

Sue Wilmot

Head of giving

Sue has worked for the Evangelical Alliance since 2013. She enjoys getting to know our key supporters, enabling them to experience the joy of giving, directing them to programmes that fit with their own interests. She is a lay minister in the Anglican church, married with three adult sons.

Christine Price

Christine Price MBE

Executive assistant

Christine Price MBE

Executive assistant

Christine joined the Evangelical Alliance in 2011 as PA support to the director of finance and operations. This includes particular responsibility for the Evangelical Alliance Council, the Jerusalem Trust student bursary scheme, and company secretary/governance tasks. Her career has been in administration, mainly in the charity sector. In 2005 Christine was created MBE in recognition of her work for the development education charity Worldaware. Christine is on the worship team at St James’ Parish Church Hatcham. She is married to Don and their cat, Fred, allows them to live in his house.

Suthee Phoncheewin

Suthee Phoncheewin

Finance administrator

Suthee Phoncheewin

Finance administrator

Shortly after becoming a Christian in 2016, Suthee started working at the Evangelical Alliance. He possess a first degree in music technology and a masters in music composition. Suthee enjoy serving in the worship band at Christchurch Spitalfield and count it a privilege to serve colleagues and members who love Jesus.

Liz Dore

Liz Dore

Head of people and facilities

Liz Dore

Head of people and facilities

Liz joined the Evangelical Alliance in 2017 from Urban Saints (a member organisation). Her role as head of people and facilities means no two days are the same, with activities ranging from recruitment to dripping taps to organising a Bake Off to making sure everyone is paid on time. Liz loves listening to people and, just in case her role at work doesn’t give her enough opportunity for this, she is also training to be a counsellor.

David Stainer

David Stainer

Finance manager

David Stainer

Finance manager

David is responsible for the day to day operation of the finance team who process all financial transactions for both the Evangelical Alliance and its trading subsidiary, the Evangelical Alliance Developments Limited. David also undertakes regular financial reporting and assists with budgetary control and forecasting. He ensures that the Alliance’s finances comply with Charity regulations and oversees the Alliance’s annual financial audit.

David is married with two children and four grandchildren. When he is not otherwise engaged with family responsibilities, he can be found at his local Anglican Church in his capacity as an ordained Associate Minister, often involved in preaching and teaching or other pastoral work.

Lizzie Thompson

Lizzie Thomson

Supporter relations officer

Lizzie Thomson

Supporter relations officer

Lizzie has been at the Evangelical Alliance since April 2018. She studied Classics and Ancient History at the University of Exeter, and now enjoys looking after Evangelical Alliance members and supporters as part of our giving team. Lizzie loves writing, travelling and cooking.

Maggie Jones

Maggie Jones

Facilities administrator

Maggie Jones

Facilities administrator

Maggie has worked for the Evangelical Alliance for more than 19 years mainly on reception and looking after the facilities at the Alliance resource centre in London. If you have ever visited or called the Alliance, you probably spoke to Mags first!

Candy Odonovan

Candy O'Donovan

Business development manager

Candy O'Donovan

Business development manager

Candy’s been at the Evangelical Alliance since 2012 looking after all things advertising, print production and some design. She works some of the time from her Sussex garden office, pulling out weeds whilst on the phone. When not working Candy is usually to be found at the end of a bellrope, or editing the parish magazine, or on a kayak somewhere off the south coast.

Northern Ireland

Peter Lynas

Peter Lynas

Director of Northern Ireland

Peter Lynas

Director of Northern Ireland

Peter is passionate about faith in the public square and in the workplace. He leads the team at Evangelical Alliance in Northern Ireland. Peter worked as a barrister in Belfast for five years, before completing his M Div at Regent College in Vancouver where he serves on the Board. He is a regular commentator in the media and has taught at Westminster Theological Centre and Belfast Bible College. He is married to Rose, has two daughters, loves running and hates fish.

David Smyth

David Smyth

Public policy lead, Northern Ireland

David Smyth

Public policy lead, Northern Ireland

David is our lead on public policy. He is a former solicitor and represents the Evangelical Alliance on a range of government, civic and charitable forums. He serves in the space where faith, law, politics and culture intersect.

Stu Bothwell

Stuart Bothwell

Mission coordinator

Stuart Bothwell

Mission coordinator

Stuart is involved in the development of Public Leadership and the Great Commission resource in Northern Ireland. He is also the Northern Irish Hub Director at Westminster Theological Centre. Stuart is married to Emma and together they live in East Belfast.

Dawn Mcavoy

Dawn McAvoy

Office administrator and Both Lives Matter coordinator

Dawn McAvoy

Office administrator and Both Lives Matter coordinator

Dawn keeps the office and team in order. She also heads up Both Lives Matter, of which the Evangelical Alliance Northern Ireland is a founding partner. Dawn serves on the board of New Horizon and the operations team of Ards and North Down Street Pastors. Dawn is also a deacon in Kircubbin Community Church and lives on the Ards peninsula, with her husband Peter and their three daughters.

Hazel Macaulay

Hazel Macaulay

Research assistant, Northern Ireland

Hazel Macaulay

Research assistant, Northern Ireland

Holly Taylor

Holly Taylor

Research assistant, Northern Ireland

Holly Taylor

Research assistant, Northern Ireland

I’m Holly and I live in Belfast. I have a degree in History and International Studies, and I’m currently studying a Masters in ‘Conflict Transformation and Social Justice’ at Queens University.

I am working as a research assistant for the Evangelical Alliance in Northern Ireland. I’m passionate about working with the most vulnerable members of our society, from refugees and asylum seekers, and to those who have been deeply affected by the Troubles in Northern Ireland. I love showing Jesus’ love and His heart to all communities, by ensuring they feel included and important.’

Richard Lewis

Richard Lewis

Research assistant, Northern Ireland

Richard Lewis

Research assistant, Northern Ireland

Wales

Em James

Emelye James

Wales administrator

Emelye James

Wales administrator

Em joined the team in April 2016 as the Welsh administrator. She grew up in Stratford-upon-Avon and moved to Cardiff in 2011 to study Religious and Theological Studies at Cardiff University. Em is married to Cam and they have a little boy who, let’s say, keeps them on their toes.

Sam Pritchard

Sam Pritchard

Public policy officer, Wales

Sam Pritchard

Public policy officer, Wales

Scotland

Fred Drummond Sept 2017

Fred Drummond

Director of Scotland

Fred Drummond

Director of Scotland

Fred has been an ordained minister of the Church of Scotland for more than 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.

Kieran Turner

Kieran Turner

Public policy officer, Scotland

Kieran 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.

Andrea Carvalho

Andrea Carvalho

Scotland administrator

Andrea Carvalho

Scotland administrator

Andrea joined the Evangelical Alliance in Scotland in late November 2017. She is originally from Brazil but has lived in Scotland since 1998 and is really looking forward to supporting all the work of the Evangelical Alliance in Scotland. She trained as a primary teacher in Brazil and has gone through PA training here In Scotland. She is also completing a degree in Modern Languages and preparing for a postgraduate in education. She loves the work that she is doing in the office and is very excited to be part of Evangelical Alliance.

Bethany Macleod

Bethany Macleod

Research assistant, Scotland

Bethany Macleod

Research assistant, Scotland

Bethany joined the team in Scotland in September 2018. Having recently moved to Glasgow from the Isle of Lewis, she is enjoying settling into life on the “mainland” (internet available 24/7? Who knew!). Bethany is passionate about seeing Scottish churches mobilised and serious in their calling to bring Christ into their communities. She is eager to grow and learn from the team in Scotland as she joins in with their projects.

Nicola Martin

Nicola Martin

Research assistant, Scotland

Nicola Martin

Research assistant, Scotland

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