In The Office
Alan joined WorldShare in 2016. He trained as a Civil Engineer and worked both in the UK and overseas; 12 years of this was in Nepal on hydropower development working both with a mission agency and as a tent-maker. Mission has been a big part of Alan’s life and he is passionate about seeing lives change as people respond to the Christian Gospel. Alan is married to Julia and has three daughters. They are based in Sheffield and are part of an active and vibrant local Anglican church.
Jenny is a qualified accountant, who first joined WorldShare on a voluntary basis working alongside the Finance Manager, moving on to work in an accountancy practice specialising in auditing and producing accounts for charity and not for profit organisations. She returned to WorldShare to take on the role as Finance Manager in 2013. She is married to Richard, who also periodically volunteers for WorldShare, and has four children.
Administration & ChildAid Officer
Clare studied secretarial and business studies at college, before joining WorldShare at the age of 18. As the longest serving member of the staff team, she has been involved in most parts the organisation. Clare currently administers our child sponsorship programme (ChildAid), as well as providing support for Jenny in general finance. She is married with two children and invests a lot of time in family life. Clare served for 6 years as her local church secretary.
Vanessa has worked in the charity sector since 2003, mainly in fundraising roles for Christian mission organisations, but also in secular charities specialising in education, healthcare & disability sport. She is passionate about building relationships that will strengthen WorldShare and its ministry partners to reach the world’s neediest places with the love of Jesus. Vanessa is married to Chris and they have 2 daughters. Based in Nottingham, they are actively involved in church life at Trent Vineyard.
Marketing and Communications Assistant
Emily studied French and Hispanic studies at university and after spending one year serving full time in her local church, she joined WorldShare in 2019. Her love for mission grew whilst living and working in Ecuador as part of her degree, where she enjoyed sharing the gospel message with children with disabilities. Emily is married to Matt and they live in Doncaster.
Chair of Trustees
Kevin has been on the WorldShare board since 2005. Kevin grew up in East Africa and has worked over the years with a number of missionary organisations including Tearfund and World Relief. Kevin now works as an independent consultant and researcher specialising in disaster management. This has led to involvement in many of the major disasters around the world. Kevin and his wife Denise live in Eynsham, a small village just to the west of Oxford and worship at St Leonard’s, the local parish church.
Richard has been a WorldShare Board member since 2012. Richard spent 16 years in the Royal Air Force as a Navigator, flying Chinook helicopters which took him to Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kosova, Falkland Islands and Afghanistan. Following this, Richard trained Officers deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan. Richard is now based in Cheltenham and runs his own Leadership Development Consultancy, Performance Solutions Consulting Ltd.
Sarah has been a member of the board since December 2014. Sarah is a Chartered Accountant, Tax Advisor and Corporate Tax manager and is currently working as a Financial Accountant in Preston. Sarah is married to John, they have two children and live on a working farm in Lancashire.
John joined the WorldShare board in June 2017. John has been involved in Education for 35 years and was Vice Principal in a large South Yorkshire Academy for 10 years. Currently, John is involved in setting up schools links overseas in South Africa, Romania and Zambia. He is also the Director of ‘Up Mountains’, working with two drug and alcohol rehab centres in Loughborough. John is married with four children and is a worship leader at his local church.
Anthony joined the WorldShare board in September 2017 after a career in Health Service Management for around 40 years. He has visited Romania many times over the last 25 years to develop and support partnerships with churches. Anthony has been actively involved in church life and gospel-centred ministry since his early teens. He is married to Cecilia and they have two children and seven grandchildren.
Matt works for a Christian relief and development charity as their churches and volunteer officer for London and South East. He has a background in church ministry and fundraising. Matt is active in his local church circuit as a local preacher and is passionate about social justice and the world church. Matt and his wife Amy have two girls and a mad cockapoo.