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Meet Our Team

WorldShare is blessed with a team of skilled individuals, working together to fulfil God’s mission.

Our Staff

Andrew Yelland

Chief Executive

Andrew joined WorldShare in 2022 having spent the previous 18 years as the Senior Pastor of a church in Bristol. In 2021 God directed Andrew to step down from pastoral ministry as there was another task that he wanted him to do. It has since been made very clear that this was to lead WorldShare into a new chapter of ministry. He is married to Teresa and his hobbies include motorcycling and skiing.

Jenny Hunt

Finance Manager

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.

Clare Hill

Office and ChildAid Administrator

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 of 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.

Vanessa Riley

Fundraising Manager

Vanessa has worked in the charity sector since 2003, across a range of organisations both Christian and secular. She is passionate about building relationships with supporters and donors that will strengthen WorldShare and its ministry partners to reach the world’s neediest places with the love of Jesus. Vanessa has two children and a Hungarian Vizsla called Piper.

Emily Hobbs

Senior Communications Officer

Emily studied French and Hispanic studies at university and, after spending one year serving full time in her local church, 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 with children with disabilities. Emily is married to Matt, they have two young children and live in Doncaster.

Burçin Lefevre

Digital Communications Officer

Burçin joined Worldshare in 2022, and has a heart for mission, having returned ‘temporarily’ from mission work in the Andean mountains of Peru in 2019. Prior to working in the Andes, he spent four years mobilising young adults for summer mission trips, and is keen to encourage many forms of cross-cultural mission work. Burçin is married to Milixa, they have three daughters and live in Doncaster.

Katie Wilson

Assistant Communications Officer

Katie joined WorldShare at the beginning of 2024 as a part of the communications team, and volunteers in the Coffee Shop attached to the church she attends. She is very involved in her church and enjoys singing and reading.

Our Board of Trustees

Neil Brighton

Chair of Trustees

Neil is a Baptist minister with an interest in global mission. Following pastorates in Keyworth and Poynton, he spent time in the Peruvian Amazon training church and community leaders. Returning to the UK, he was the UK team leader for an evangelical mission agency. He is currently completing an MA in Theology and Global Mission. He is married to Lori, an accountant, and they have two young adult children.

Peter Summerside

Peter worked for Worldshare from 1988 to 1994. Most of his career has been in construction project management and he currently works for Arcadis, an international property and construction consultancy. He is a Chartered Builder and Chartered Company Secretary. He has been involved in various capacities for several charitable organisations, specialising in regeneration, mission and homelessness. Peter is based in Northamptonshire, is married to Cathy and has two grown up children.

Daniel Ukiomogbe

Daniel is a consultant solicitor and family mediator. He qualified in Nigeria as a barrister and solicitor, then requalified as a solicitor when he came to the UK. Daniel gave his life to Christ as a teenager and has been involved in rural evangelism and church planting in Nigeria. He is a men’s group leader in Kensington Temple London where he worships. Daniel is responsible for encouraging men to grow into maturity and become effective witnesses for Christ. Daniel is married to Elizabeth.

Lynn Davis

With more than 20 years experience in a church leadership role alongside a career in the higher education sector, Lynn has a heart for mission. She has taken a key role in church mission trips across countries such as Cuba, Romania and Ghana, plus a 5 year partnership with a mission team in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Lynn is married to Gilbert, they have two grown up children and live in Bristol. Her interests include running, walking and motorhome travel around the UK and beyond.

Zoe Dean

Zoe’s heart is to see God’s love outworked through empowering people to build better lives for themselves and their community. This has led her to work with several charities and mission organisations in the Philippines and Kenya. She has recently completed a Masters in Conflict, Security and Development and is now working as a data analyst. Zoe is an active church member, having given her life to Christ at 14 years old. She also enjoys the outdoors and takes every opportunity to introduce others to God via the medium of outdoor activities and sports.

Adele Pilkington

Adele is a medical doctor who has worked across the UK, including in mission and humanitarian aid organisations. She also has more than 20 years of experience in medical education and has an interest in medical ethics. She is a volunteer for a drugs education charity, pro-life, anti-trafficking, and local asylum seeker support groups. Her part-time theology studies reflected mission interest, mental health and Christian identity. In her spare time, she loves exploring the beauty of God’s creation.

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