• Ben Stanley

    Chair of the Board of Trustees.

    Ben became Chair of the Board of Trustees in October 2020. Ben has helped to identify and drive change in many countries. He is the Managing Director of a relatively new management consulting firm, Firstfruits, seeking to provide excellence and integrity in business transformation across all sectors, public, private and not-for-profit. He has previously served as Strategic Development Director with SIM UK, and has 20 years’ experience in the aviation and space sectors.

    Ben is also passionate about creative entrepreneurship as a means to serve people, and is fascinated by sustainable, flourishing businesses with the model and means to serve their clients in the long-term. He leads an initiative which seeks to inspire, equip and accelerate business people to serve cross-culturally.

    Ben holds an MBA from Warwick Business School, a BSc Physics from Warwick University, and is a pilot.

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  • Alison Guinness

    Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees.

    Alison and her husband Paul, both MA graduates from All Nations, are based in Burundi with their young children where they share work and childcare responsibilities. They seek to encourage and catalyse the Burundian church to be involved in world mission. Sent by iNet Trust, they work with Partners Trust International Church where Alison helps in the leadership of their theological school.

    They also partner regionally, particularly in helping develop best practice in African missions, with Africa Inland Mission's Africa Mobilisation Hub. Alison also holds an MSc in Therapeutic Counselling and a BSc in Medical Biochemistry. Prior to moving to Burundi in 2009, she lived in London and was involved in counselling in the NHS and managing Prolific Offenders in the Probation Service.  Alison and Paul have a house close to All Nations where they stay when in the UK.

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  • Alison Grieve

    Chair of the Finance & Resources Committee.

    From 2001 to 2016 Alison was Finance Director at Business In The Community, one of a group of not-for-profit organisations of which the Prince of Wales is president. From 1993 to 2000 she was Finance Director at ECHG, which provides supported and sheltered housing services. From 1987 to 1993 she was the UK and Northern Europe Finance Director at JMA Information Technology. Alison was educated at Harrogate Grammar School and St Hugh's College, Oxford, and has an MA in Mathematics. She is also a Trustee of Capital Mass.


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  • Caroline Sanderson

    Chair of the Governance Committee.

    Caroline is a Solicitor and the Legal Services Manager for the Baptist Union of Great Britain. Her role entails advising the Specialist Teams and Trustees of the Baptist Union charity and member churches of the Baptist Union about charity law and governance, trust and property matters and data protection. Caroline and her husband Steve live in Didcot but previously spent 4 years in Uganda with BMS World Mission. They worked with the Uganda Christian Lawyers' Fraternity to provide access to justice through the provision of legal aid, rights education and training of community-based paralegals.  They have three children and are actively involved at Christ Church Northcourt Road in Abingdon. 

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  • Alison Gibson


    Ally trained as a Geography & Outdoor Activities teacher.

    She and her husband Keith served in Sénégal with WEC for 17 years as branch leaders and Directors of an MK School. They returned to the UK in 2010 to work in the WEC UK & Ireland leadership team. They have two adult children.

    At every stage of her mission involvement Ally has been part of leadership teams that led significant changes.

    She studied at Moorlands College specialising in Leadership and Missiology. She is an MA Member Care graduate of Redcliffe College and served as a trustee.

    Currently, she is the Head of Member Care & Personnel for WEC UK & Ireland. She is passionate about promoting Christ-centred, biblical member care, which encourages people to stay healthy, resilient and effective as they serve God

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  • Dr Rosalee Velloso Ewell


    Former Principal of Redcliffe College, Rosalee is the Director of Church Relations for the United Bible Societies. She is a Brazilian theologian from São Paulo and has a PhD in biblical theology from Duke University. She is the author and editor of various books, including the Latin American Bible Commentary, published in 2020 in collaboration with Langham Partnership International. Rosalee lives with her family in Birmingham, UK.

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  • Pete Herbert-James


    Pete serves as the Children, Youth and Young Adults Lead for the London Baptist Association and joined the All Nations Board in Autumn, 2019. After moving to London to study for a BA in International Development (University of London) between 2003 – 2006, he subsequently worked for The King’s Cross Baptist Church in central London, for 11 years pioneering its work with university students and young adults in an inner-city, international context. During this time he also completed his MA at All Nations and continued his relationship with the college by serving as a placement supervisor for subsequent students.

    Pete now works with the London Baptist Association supporting member churches across the capital in the development of their children’s youth and families ministry, as well as pioneering initiatives to identify, train and release younger leaders in the church context. He is passionate about seeing Christians work in collaboration in order to serve an ever-increasingly diverse and complex urban missional context.         

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  • Danny John


    Danny is a former All Nations student and is passionate about development. He has helped with leading and delivering programmes and projects for not-for-profit organisations in India & Africa. His areas of expertise include operational management, financing, people management and advanced communication skills, liaising with key stakeholders in regional, government and civil society organisations. Danny is involved with YWAM International, teaching in their training schools in developing nations focusing on pioneering ministries. He is married with four children and lives in Harpenden, actively involved and worships at Christ Church Harpenden.

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  • Norman Patterson


    Norman completed a BA at All Nations in 1995 before going to Uganda with CMS with his family to work in Finance and Development at Kisiizi Hospital. He later became Bursar at St Andrew's School, Turi in Kenya before returning to the UK for family reasons in 2007. He serves as Licenced Lay Minister in St Saviour's Church in Guildford while working full-time as Bursar of Luckley House School in Wokingham. He is a trained inspector for the Independent School Inspectorate, is on the Board of the Independent Schools' Bursars Association and is a trustee of The Independent Schools Christian Alliance. He has a BSc in Engineering and an MSc in Development Management.  

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  • Jim Thornton


    Jim is a Civil Engineer who did a gap year in a remote mission station in Kenya, before university in Manchester. He completed his MA while training as an engineer in Zambia, and then set up a subsidiary in Bahrain specialising in design and build bank premises.

    In his time abroad Jim was particularly involved with music, conducting and accompanying choirs and stage productions. He produced a youth song book for African Christian Press. He now runs his own group of Companies which specialise in property management and related activities. He was previously Chairman of the UCCF Business Study Group, has been on the Board of Tyndale House in Cambridge, is a Lay Reader in the Diocese of St Albans, a Governor at two schools, an elected Independent Councillor, and national Treasurer of political party the Independent Network. Jim is married and has three children.

    Jim was also the Chairman of the Board from November 2018 to October 2020. 

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  • Harriet Ngugi


    Harriet and her husband Sam co-founded and worked with Mission Campaign Network (MCN) a mission organization based in Kenya focusing on mobilising and envisioning local churches, college students and market-place Christians in mission with a particular emphasis on least reached nations and communities.

    Currently, she is working as a mission mentor with Pioneers UK, where her role is mobilising the Afro-Diaspora Christians in the UK for cross-cultural missions.

    She studied MTh Contextual Theology in All Nations and lives with her husband and two children in Bristol, UK.

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  • Emmanuel Ndikumana


    Emmanuel Ndikumana was born in Burundi, where he still lives. He is the Regional Director for the Lausanne Movement in Francophone Africa, and he longs to see Christianity play a prophetic role through churches, internationally.

    He also co-founded – and remains a leader of – Partners Trust International Church, which advocates for transformational leadership and holistic missions in Christian organisations, including churches, in Burundi and beyond.

    Prior to this, Emmanuel served with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students as the General Secretary for Burundi and later as the Regional Training Secretary for Francophone Africa. He also chaired the board of the Great Lakes Initiative for Reconciliation (GLI) for three years. GLI is a partnership between World Vision, African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries, and Duke Divinity School in the USA.

    Emmanuel recently took part in research carried out at the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, looking at how a Christian understanding of forgiveness can play a role in political reconciliation.

    Outside of work, Emmanuel and his wife Asele are blessed with four children.

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