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16 December 2014

Press release

Next generation directors appointed to Evangelical Alliance leadership team

Next generation directors appointed to Evangelical Alliance leadership team

The Evangelical Alliance has demonstrated its commitment to raising up the next generation of leaders by appointing two new directors under the age of 40 to its leadership team.

Chine Mbubaegbu, aged 30, has been appointed the Alliance's director of communications, while 35-year-old Gavin Calver – currently national director of Youth for Christ (YFC) will take up his position as director of mission/England at the Alliance in June 2015.

Steve Clifford, general director of the Evangelical Alliance, said: "Both Chine and Gavin are passionate followers of Jesus, with a desire to see their faith impact all who surround them. They will bring their extraordinary talents to the leadership of the Alliance and represent a major statement as to our commitment to connect with and serve a whole generation of younger adults."

Gavin and Chine join Steve Clifford (general director), Helen Calder (executive director: finance & services), Fred Drummond (national director, Scotland), Elfed Godding (national director, Wales), Dave Landrum (director of advocacy), and Peter Lynas (national director, Northern Ireland), on the leadership team of the Alliance.

Read more about Chine's appointment here.

Read more about Gavin's appointment here.

Media Enquiries

Danny Webster
Evangelical Alliance
Direct: 020 7520 3862
Mobile: 07766 444 650

Notes to Editors

High res press photos of Gavin Calver and Chine Mbubaegbu are available upon request.

The Evangelical Alliance
We are the largest and oldest body representing the UK’s two million evangelical Christians. For more than 165 years, we have been bringing Christians together and helping them listen to, and be heard by, the government, media and society. We’re here to connect people for a shared mission, whether it’s celebrating the Bible, making a difference in our communities or lobbying the government for a better society. From Skye to Southampton, from Coleraine to Cardiff, we work across 79 denominations, 3,500 churches, 750 organisations and thousands of individual members. And we're not just uniting Christians within the UK – we are a founding member of the World Evangelical Alliance, a global network of more than 600 million evangelical Christians. For more information, go to www.eauk.org. www.eauk.org