James is a former student of All Nations and comes from the UK, but after marrying an Austrian and living the past 12 years in Nepal, his family [now including four children] are thoroughly international. He currently works for the International Nepal Fellowship [INF] helping to lead and develop the organisation. Previously he has managed various projects and headed up the training and development of managers within INF.
Before joining the staff team in 2013 Louisa worked for 7 years as the Elder/Administrator at City Temple International, a cross-cultural church in central London. Louisa also worked in Malaysia with International Students from over 30 countries during her role as a College Students’ Pastor with Full Gospel Tabernacle. She has also pastored a church plant with internationals, and was involved in migrant workers ministry.
MTh Thesis on “An Evaluation of the Theology of Hwa Yung as a Basis to Equip the Malaysian church for the Transformation of Society.”
Richard joined the staff team in 2013, and enjoys inspiring and educating en route students for mission. His previous experience in mission involves: Administrator/Elder of City Temple International Church (URC) in Central London (7 Years); Pastor/Mission Liaison Worker/Bible School Teacher/Church Planter/Migrant Worker Ministry Developer with Full Gospel Tabernacle Church, Malaysia (8 Years); Short-term mission involvement in Myanmar, Bangladesh and Nigeria.
MA Thesis Title: “The Church in Nepalgunj, Nepal: A Journey from ‘Three-Self’ to ‘No Self’ to ‘New Self’? A Case Study.”
I attended the en route course at All Nations in 2009 and loved it. I am married with two grown-up daughters, a gorgeous little grand-daughter, a new-born grandson and another grandchild due in October, praise God. After being a full time mother, I taught in the UK for 18 years in secondary state schools. From there I went to Hebron School in India for five years. In both the UK and India, I mentored trainee teachers and at present I am involved in a teacher training programme in India which takes me back there twice a year.
From 2010 – 2012, Derek and I worked in Bethlehem Bible College in the West Bank Palestine.
Andrea was born and grew up in South Africa and never expected to end up in Asia where she now lives with her husband and 3 children. She has had a couple of stints teaching and doing further studies in the UK, including at All Nations where she was in the first Dip.HE cohort. Her heart lies with the Chinese and she continues to study Mandarin though now starting on some Korean for fun! She has helped new workers with language and culture acquisition. Cycling around in her city and exploring the fast-disappearing historical parts are also what she enjoys as well as opportunities to make local friends.
Christine's UK home is Derby but she has been in Africa for most of her adult life. 3 years as a VSO in Nigeria, gave her a taste of life in Africa – and she knew she'd be back! But it took longer than expected … A few years teaching then working as a UCCF staff worker before studying at ANCC for a year. In 1985 she went to Khartoum in N Sudan working in Education and became Head of the Primary section of an International School and took a lot of responsibility in the recruitment and care of young teachers working in the school. At the same time she worked with the wife of a pastor from the Nuba Mountains to establish a sewing training programme and a small sewing business. With peace coming to South Sudan, she relocated to Nairobi in Kenya and travelled extensively in South Sudan supporting Education Programmes. Most recently she is combining various education projects with working as the East Africa Area Leader for Pioneers International (formally Action Partners).
Jo Roberts is an online tutor for en route. She originally trained as a Nurse and then as a Midwife in London. After completing an All Nations Diploma in Theology, Missiology and Cultural Studies she went to Nepal as a Midwife with the International Nepal Fellowship. After nearly ten years in Nepal with INF and The Leprosy Mission International Jo moved to New Zealand with her husband and family. During this time she began to pursue a lifelong interest in writing. She now edits Partners – a magazine for health workers published by the Leprosy Mission and writes freelance. Jo and her family have recently returned from living in the Philippines where they were involved in developing health projects among tribal people in Mindanao.
After university Mary spent 2 years teaching English on VSO in Ghana which she says were the happiest years of her life so far! Then followed 3 years as a staff worker in London with UCCF and 2 years as an All Nations student before Africa called her back and she spent 11 years teaching English and Christian Religious Knowledge in Nigeria. On her return to UK Mary joined the staff of All Nations as a tutor, teaching a range of subjects, as well as being Admissions tutor for 3 years. In 2003 Mary moved into further education and taught ESOL at Hertford Regional College. She has recently left the college, but keeps busy as church warden and Reader (lay minister) at Christ Church Ware. She enjoys fell walking, gardening, travel, going to concerts and eating out.
Jane was a former Missionary in Residence at All Nations during 2014-2016. Before this Jane had spent more than 30 years with OMF International, working in Korea, Mongolia, and Malaysia. Jane’s ministries in Korea included evangelistic Bible studies, discipleship and work among pastor’s wives. She has worked in theological colleges in each of the above Asian countries, teaching English, church history and Bible. Her passion is for discipleship and teaching church history.
Her M.Th. dissertation is on Anabaptist women’s use of Scripture.
Andrea divides her time between the UK and Nepal and alongside her work with INF, she is developing and facilitating online courses at All Nations. Andrea has been working in Nepal with INF since 1995. Having trained as a microbiologist she initially worked as a consultant for the Leprosy Mission hospital in Kathmandu. For six years she developed and ran a new on-field cross-cultural orientation training programme for new members of INF and latterly has taken the role of Expatriate Personnel Administrator. Andrea first came to All Nations as a student in 1995 and later returned for a year where she supported some of the college work while taking a diploma in mission studies - her dissertation was on methods for cross-cultural learning.
Clive has been working in Nepal with INF since 1995 and is a board member of INF Worldwide. His responsibilities as IT Advisor include training and mentoring Nepali nationals as well as setting up systems that work in difficult and remote settings. During the 12-year Maoist conflict he was a member of INF's in-country Security Resource Team and a British Embassy Warden. He first came to All Nations as a student in 1995, returned later as IT Manager for a year and is now the E-learning Technical Advisor/Course Designer. Drawing on his practical mission experience, he enjoys teaching on various college courses, tutoring online and contributing to the ongoing development of online material. Clive divides his time each year between Nepal and the UK, plays with solar ovens and runs a non-profit organisation providing IT support for mission organisations and overseas workers. He enjoys photography, mountains and bread-making.