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.

  • Rowena Biddlecombe

    Head of Finance and HR

    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.

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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).

    Tina attends a local church in Broxbourne and her favourite hobbies include 'walks and talks' with friends, pilates, gardening and growing veggies on her allotment.

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  • Mima Bridgman

    Events Developer (Maternity Cover)
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  • Roberta Clark

    Events Developer

    BA in Biblical and Intercultural Studies, All Nations

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

    In her spare time Roberta enjoys being a part of Edmonton Green Baptist Church and living in a multicultural family. 

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  • Geoff Cole

    ICT System Administrator
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  • Sam Cooper

    Recruitment and Training Administrator for the BA Undergraduate Programme

    Sam joined the team in August 2019. Sam has worked for a number of companies providing administration and project support for HR and Training Teams. Most recently Sam has worked as a PA and Church Administrator for two churches.

    Sam is married with two children and is very involved with their local church. In her spare time Sam enjoys visiting cafes and vintage shops, or is often found helping her children build lego creations or craft projects.

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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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  • Mary Deadman

    Conference and Housekeeping Assistant
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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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  • Alan Gifford


    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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  • Paige Harmsworth

    Sous Chef

    Paige studied Professional Cookery for 3 years at Herts regional College.
    Before coming to All Nations, she was a Head chef for a local pub called The Bull in Broxbourne.
    Her first ever Work experience was at All Nations back in 2011, assisting Carol in the kitchen and at private functions.
    She looks forward to continuing her journey here and working with such a unique and diverse community.


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  • Karen Herbert

    Administrative Assistant

    Karen started working at All Nations in 2020 as maternity cover in the Finance Department. She then continued as a volunteer assisting in the Admin Department and joined as a permanent member of staff in September 2021.

    Karen is now responsible for secretarial support to the Board, Finance and Resources Committees, and is in charge of scheduling College meetings, events and timetables. Karen also provides student welfare assistance as well as assistants for Reception, Head of Operations and the Training Team when required.

    Karen lives locally in Stanstead Abbotts, and enjoys spending time with her husband, teenage daughter and son!

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  • Kit Hillary

    Recruitment and Training Administrator for the MA Postgraduate Programme

    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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  • Mike Hoodless

    Multimedia Developer

    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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  • Heather Hookway

    Engagement Support

    Heather started working at All Nations in December 2021.  She has worked in many Christian organisations including New Wine, Soul Survivor and Oasis Trust working with key Christian Leaders.  She is married to John who is Vicar of Christ Church Ware and is fully involved in the life and community of the church.  She loves networking and encouraging all people and will drink coffee with almost anyone! 

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  • Lee Humphreys

    Head Chef

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  • Mohamed Iqbal

    Facilities Assistant
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  • Rosie Iqbal

    Kitchen Assistant
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  • Phil Moysey

    ICT Manager

    Phil joined in May 2020, following 7 months as a volunteer within the ICT team.He has over 20 years’ experience in IT management within both the private and not-for-profit sectors.

    Phil lives in Ware with his wife Stepanka and their young daughter. He attends Emmanuel Shared Church where he serves on the leadership team and as a musician.  In his spare time, Phil enjoys walking, D.I.Y and spending time with his family.

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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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  • 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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  • Dr. Andrea Thomas

    E-learning Course Developer/Designer

    BSc Applied Biology (Hons), Dip. in Mission Studies (All Nations), PhD (Molecular Microbiology - OU). Currently studying for a Master’s degree in Intercultural learning and communication.

    Andrea, with husband Clive, divides her time between the UK and Nepal. Alongside her work with INF, she develops and facilitates online courses at All Nations. Andrea has been working in Nepal with INF since 1995. She worked as a consultant for the Leprosy Mission hospital in Kathmandu then developed and ran the on-field intercultural training programme for new members of INF. She has also had 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 took 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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  • Steve Tompkins

    Head of Operations

    Steve joined All Nations in 2018 having served nine years as Headteacher of a Church of England independent primary school in the east of England. As Head of Operations, Steve oversees a team of support staff who work together to provide the essential non-academic operations of the College - IT, student accommodation, premises and grounds, housekeeping and conferencing. Steve also is the designated person for Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Prevent.

    Steve is married with two teenage sons and lives in Chelmsford where he attends Central Baptist Church, a large and multi-cultural church.

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  • Ashley Townsend

    Premises Officer
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  • Vicki Townsend

    Head of Engagement
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  • Ann Voortman

    HR Lead

    BA (Hons) Modern Foreign Languages, Assoc CIPD, DELTA

    Ann is a former student at All Nations and joined the College as Human Resources Lead in 2022. In her HR and Personnel capacity, Ann has worked in the charity sector for a number of years. Ann is also qualified in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) and has previously taught in Paris, Lisbon and London.

    Ann is married with 2 daughters and serves at her local church in Sawbridgeworth. She loves travelling and sightseeing, as well as walking and music.

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  • Andy Walker

    Accountant & Bookkeeper

    Andrew has over 25 years experience working for charities and commercial organisations, he is a qualified Management Accountant and previously worked at the College from 2010 to 2011 and has returned to the College in 2020.

    Andrew lives in Harlow with his wife and children and they attend Gateway Freedom Church.

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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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  • Sean Watkiss

    Conference and Housekeeping Manager
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  • Dr. Kate Wiseman

    Head of Learning Services, Tutor and Lecturer in Study and Research Methods

    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 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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