• Jim Thornton

    Chairman of the College Board.

    Jim became Chairman of the Board in November 2018.

    Jim did a gap year in a remote mission station in Kenya, before training as a Civil Engineer in Zambia. He set up from a scratch 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 at St Andrew’s Church Hertford, a Governor at two schools and an elected Independent Member of East Herts Council. Jim is married and has three children.

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  • Peter Oyugi

    Vice Chairman of the College Board.
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  • Melanie Fitton

    Melanie has spent her career in education as a lecturer, manager and consultant.

    In recent years she has advised universities and colleges in the area of fair access and widening participation. With her husband Jon she served for 3 years in Kenya with AIM, and then was on the Board for 25 years, including 8 years as Chair. She lives in central London and worships at All Souls, Langham Place.

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  • Alison Grieve

    Alison Grieve serves as the Treasurer on the All Nations Board.

    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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  • 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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  • Dr. Harvey Kwiyani

    Dr. Harvey Kwiyani is a Malawian mission scholar and practitioner working in Britain. His work focuses mostly on African Christianity and mission in the Diaspora.

    He is the Executive Director of Missio Africanus, a cross-cultural missions training initiative that equips African and other non-Western churches in Europe and North America for missional effectiveness in West cultures. He teaches missions and leadership in the Church Mission Society’s Pioneer Ministry Leadership Training programme. He also tutors at several other colleges in England. He received his Ph.D. from Luther Seminary in the United States following a research on the  theological and missiological implications of African immigrant Christianity in the United States. He is the author of "Sent Forth: African Missionary Work in the West” (American Society of Missiology Series, Orbis, 2014) and has numerous journal articles in Africa, Britain, and the United States.

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  • Caroline Sanderson

    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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  • Ben Stanley

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