All Nations is a mission training institute but without the professional work of those supporting the teaching staff, this work would cease and expansion would not be possible. Please see below for information about those helping make All Nations run smoothly.

  • Dr. Kate Wiseman

    Information and Learning Services Manager

    BA Hons., Classics (Dunelm), M.Lib (Wales), MCLIP (Member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals), PhD (Loughborough University)

    Kate has over 20 years experience as a professional librarian, originally in Hertfordshire public libraries.  She was All Nations' Librarian from 2003 until 2015 and is now the Information and Learning Services Manager with oversight of our library, ICT, learning support and e-learning services. In December 2015 she completed her PhD on the use e-learning to deliver effective mission training. She is married to John, and both of them share a love for Serbia where they have been involved in short-term mission work for over 15 years. She enjoys being part of her church fellowship where she is a home group leader, member of the church worship group and missions co-ordinator.

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  • Frances Walker


    ACLIP (Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals)

    Frances joined the staff team at All Nations in 2009 and has worked her way up to becoming the Library Manager in 2015. Frances grew up in Belgium and has had experience working in different libraries including the library of the Evangelical Theological Faculty (ETF) in Leuven, Belgium. Frances has a passion for film and books and also enjoys spending lots of time with family.

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  • Adrian Rackham

    IT Assistant

    Adrian joined the college staff in June 2012 to provide IT Support to staff and students.

    He has wide ranging experience of computing in manufacturing and office environments. Most recently working as an Intellectual Property attorney, his computing skills were much appreciated by the other staff in the office.

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  • Dr. Andrea Thomas

    E-learning Course Developer/Designer

    BSc (Hons), Dip. in Mission Studies (All Nations), PhD (Microbiology - OU).

    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.

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  • Clive Thomas

    E-learning Technical Advisor/Developer

    HTEC (Electrical and Electronic Engineering), PGDip (Computing and Digital Electronics)

    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.

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  • Peter Reynolds

    Learning Support Facilitator

    Peter Reynolds is a former student and has returned from teaching in cross-cultural settings, to offer one to one and group learning support to help our students of all ages and backgrounds in their studies here at All Nations.

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  • Elaine Gold

    Executive Assistant for Innovation and Engagement

    BA (Hons), MBA

    Elaine is working part-time focusing on new projects and initiatives and in developing our relationships with local churches and organisational partnerships

    Prior to joining All Nations, Elaine was Director of Operations for Acorn Christian Foundation for two years. In addition to her work with All Nations, Elaine is also an independent consultant and executive coach, co-founder of GEN UK (Global Entrepreneurship Network) and member of the advisory board for GEN Global.  

    Elaine returned to the UK in 2015 after spending eight years in Qatar working with start-ups and coaching individuals and organisations in the Middle East and North Africa.

    From 2011 to 2015 Elaine held the post of Director of Organisation and Strategy for Silatech, a Qatari social enterprise supporting youth entrepreneurship and the development of employability skills across the Middle East and North Africa. This role involved many joint partnerships and programmes delivered in collaboration with a variety of NGOs, government-funded programmes and partnerships with international organisations. 

    Elaine is regularly asked to speak at entrepreneurship conferences on the topics of women’s leadership and entrepreneurship, leading and developing creativity and innovation in business and the Global Entrepreneurship Network. Elaine has over 25 years’ experience in management consultancy and training, specialising in individual, team and organisational change within a range of sectors and industries.


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  • Shelagh Windsor-Richards

    HR Manager

    Shelagh joined All Nations as HR Manager at the end of February 2018. She has a Masters degree in Responsibility & Business Practice from the University of Bath, is a trained career and life coach, is an Associate Member of CIPD and a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts.

    Shelagh has worked in HR since 1999 and the charity sector since 2002. Prior to working in HR she has owned and run a hotel, a 70-seater restaurant/take away and a village post office. For 9 years she was on the Leadership Team as Head of People Development at Viva in Oxford, and in this role, coached overseas colleagues via Skype and ran workshops in India and Uganda. Shelagh has also gained some insight into mission work through working as HR Manager at Latin Link.

    Shelagh is committed to the creation and advancement of an empowered and collaborative working culture where people have opportunity to fulfil their potential. She is part of a large family with sisters, children and grandchildren and a member and Trustee of Stevenage Vineyard Church.

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  • Jillian Walker

    College Administrator

    Jillian joined the staff team in December 2014 and oversees college administration and HR.

    Jillian studied French & Spanish in Glasgow for four years before coming to join the staff team at All Nations. During University Jillian enjoyed working on the CU committee as the International secretary which involved getting to know students from around the world. Being part of the CU meant that Jillian was involved in many outreach events among the students through which God provided many opportunities to tell the gospel on campus. Jillian has made a fantastic transition and now greatly enjoys working in this new cross-cultural college environment.

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  • Katharine Shaw

    Receptionist, Short Courses Administrator & Network Prayer Secretary

    Katharine was a former student from 90 to 93.

    Katharine has worked abroad in Austria, Switzerland, Cyprus and Central African Republic. After studying at All Nations Katharine and her husband, Dave, worked with AIM in the Central African Republic for three years. Katharine lives locally with her family and worships and preaches at Hertford Community Church. In her spare time Katharine loves to sew, knit and bake.

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  • Kit Hillary

    MA Administrator

    Kit joined All Nations in the spring of 2017 and assists with the postgraduate programmes administration and recruitment.

    Originally from New Zealand, Kit worked as a Nursery teacher for Dunedin Methodist Mission. Kit then moved to the UK in 2005 and has since enjoyed working in teaching and administration roles and was a College Lecturer in Independent Living skills for people with complex physical and learning disability's at St Elizabeth's College. She has completed a part time PGCE via Distance learning from Greenwich University.

    Kit is married to Nigel and has two children. She attends a local church in Hertford and her favourite hobbies include going to independent cafes and cross training.

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  • Debs Thompson

    Recruitment and Training Administrator for the BA Undergraduate Programme

    Debs looks after the admissions and administration of the undergraduate programmes and began working at All Nations in 2013.

    Before joining All Nations Debs was a debt counsellor for Christians Against Poverty and a lecturer for the Ministry of Defence. She is married with two children and is on the leadership team at Hertford Baptist church. In her free time she enjoys cycling and long walks with her dog Molly.

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  • Kathryn Edmonds

    Recruitment and Training Administrator for the BA Undergraduate Programme

    Kathryn joined the administration team in June 2014 to work with Debs in looking after the recruitment and administration for the undergraduate programmes.

    Kathryn has recently retired from working part-time as a primary music school teacher and has a long background in education and administration. Kathryn is the Church Secretary at Hoddesdon Baptist church and is married with 2 adult children.

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  • Dawn Weston

    Recruitment and Training Administrator for the BA Undergraduate Programme

    Dawn joined the administration team in September 2018 to work alongside Kathryn in looking after the recruitment and administration for the undergraduate programmes.

    Dawn, and her husband Paul, were students at All Nations 1994 - 1996 before living and working in Asia with their two sons for several years.  More recently, Dawn has been working with BMS World Mission, based at the head office. Dawn enjoys drinking coffee and spending time with friends and family.


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  • Tina Braithwaite

    En Route Programmes Training Administrator

    Tina has a background in business administration and completed a BA(Hons) and MA at the London School of Theology (LST).

    In her spare time Tina enjoys running and is a member at Holy Trinity Church Brompton.

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  • Martin Hickey

    Head of Communications

    BA (Hons) in Modern Languages, University of Oxford. Diploma in Biblical and Cross-Cultural Studies, All Nations.

    Martin is a mission partner with Interserve, and is seconded by Interserve to All Nations. He was Head of Communications for Interserve before studying at All Nations. He was then seconded by Interserve to work as: Communications Director with INF, a Christian health and development mission in Nepal; Head of French at Hebron School in India; Communications Director with SAT-7, a Middle East Christian satellite TV network based in Cyprus; and Communications Manager with MEC, a UK-based network which defends the religious freedom of Christians in the Middle East. Martin also assists Interserve with communications work.

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  • Roberta Clark

    Communications Administrator

    BA in Biblical and Intercultural Studies, All Nations

    Roberta was invited to join college staff in 2015. Before this, Roberta spent time working with vulnerable youth in Brazil and the U.K, with experience in both Christian and secular schemes. Roberta has a background in textiles and design and is passionate about using the arts as a tool for creative communication, with a particular emphasis on sharing the gospel and using the arts as a means of story telling.

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  • Rowena Biddlecombe

    Head of Finance

    Rowena trained as an auditor at Deloitte in London where she gained her ACA and then spent some time in the Charities department in St Albans before joining All Nations in 2007.

    Rowena lives in Saffron Walden with her husband and three young children and they attend Saffron Walden Community Church.

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  • Susan Swindale

    Book keeper

    In 2014 Susan joined the staff team and is responsible for college finance activities.

    Susan worked at MAF (Missions Aviation Fellowship), International in the operations centre for 7 years before joining the team at All Nations.

    In her spare time Susan enjoys gardening and playing the recorder.

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  • Emma Davies

    Finance Assistant

    Currently studying AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting. Technical Certificate in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair. Dip. HE Biblical and Intercultural Studies.

    Emma joined the finance team in September 2017 and will be focusing on student finances.  Emma is a former student of All Nations and now lives in Ware with her husband and two little boys and attends the local Church. 

    Before returning to All Nations Emma worked for Young Life International (an international, Christian youth work charity) for a number of years and is used to raising her own support, so hopes she can add another friendly and empathic face to the team!

    In her spare time Emma enjoys taking her boys to play in the park, or (when they are asleep) can be found with her head in an Accounting textbook!


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  • Steve Tompkins

    Head of Facilities

    As facilities manager Steve oversees housekeeping, conferences, external contractors, IT and the maintenance of college premises and grounds.

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  • Sean Watkiss

    Conference Manager
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  • Sue Jolly

    House Keeping Officer

    As of 1st April 2016 Susan was appointed the new Housekeeping Officer, working closely with Conferencing and Facilities to ensure the smooth running of All Nations for all residents - students, staff and delegates.

    Susan is servant hearted, passionate about helping others and is often found tucked away in her flower-arranging room as she adds the little touches around the College!

    Susan initially came to All Nations as a full-time student studying on the en route 10 week course in Spring 2015. Susan is also mother to a budding musician living and studying in Brighton.

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  • Mike Hoodless

    Premises Projects Officer

    Mike joined the staff team in 2009 as premises officer and became Premises Projects Officer in December 2017. Mike is now responsible for carrying out individual projects around the college buildings and grounds and project planning for major events.

    Mike is a former student of All Nations and is married with two children. He plays guitar and is interested in music recording and production. Prior to coming to college Mike worked with SIM in Peru for 2 years.

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  • Rob Dixon

    Premises Officer

    Rob joined the staff team in 2018 and oversees the day to day maintenance of the college properties and grounds.

    Rob is married and has three children. Prior to coming to All Nations Rob worked as a Systems Engineer for an aerospace company. Rob has also worked as a football coach and Office Manager for a Christian sports charity, here also he went on short term mission trips to Africa and Europe. Rob enjoys playing football, hiking and playing guitar.

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  • Alan Gifford

    Projects Officer

    Alan joined in July 2012 and is involved with the maintenance of the buildings, including project work carried out with the help of All Nations students and volunteers.

    Since joining the team Alan has completed a City and Guilds Qualification in Horticulture at Capel Manor College in Enfield, and now focuses on use of this skill in particular, tending to the college grounds to keep them looking beautiful all year round for our students, staff and conferences’ delight.

    Previously, Alan worked as an Estimator for a local Industrial Roofing Contractor and has also been employed on maintenance type functions within a Local Authority and British Gas.

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  • Christopher Dawes

    Chef Manager

    AAS in Culinary Arts from the Culinary School of Kendall College, Evanston, Illinois

    Chris joined in 2012, working with the catering team to provide the best possible homemade food. He enjoys working with the locally sourced, seasonal vegetables and fruits and fresh ingredients.

    Chris is married with two grown children and is a keen photographer and book lover. He has also studied and taught Karate for 10 years.

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