All Nations has assembled a teaching staff from around the world to help it deliver cutting-edge mission training. Many of the staff have ongoing mission commitments, helping them to remain up to date with current issues and stay in touch with what mission is about and how to reach people in their contemporary environments. 

  • Dr David L. Baker

    Biblical Studies Lecturer and Tutor

    BA (Hons) and PhD in Biblical Studies, University of Sheffield; PGCE, University of Oxford.

    David joined the staff at All Nations in September 2016. He previously taught Biblical Studies in Indonesia for over twenty years, with a special interest in the Old Testament. During that time, he was also involved in theological publishing, Bible translation, and church ministry. More recently he has been deputy warden at Tyndale House, Cambridge, and taught Old Testament at Trinity Theological College in Perth, Australia. 

    He has written four books in English: Two Testaments, One Bible: The Theological Relationship Between the Old and New Testaments (IVP, 3rd edition 2010), Tight Fists or Open Hands? Wealth and Poverty in Old Testament Law (Eerdmans, 2009), The Decalogue: Living as the People of God (IVP, 2017), and Getting to Grips with Biblical Hebrew: An Introductory Textbook (Langham, 2020). David has also published articles in a variety of academic journals as well as several books and booklets in Indonesian.

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  • Rev. Dr Sue Barclay

    Contextual Theology and Mission Studies Tutor

    BA (Hons) Latin & Physics, Keele University;  BA (Hons) Biblical & Intercultural Studies, All Nations Christian College;  MA in Aspects of Biblical Interpretation, London School of Theology; PhD in Contextual Theology, Luther King House, Manchester. 

    Sue worked for over 14 years as an engineer and manager in the telecomms industry, before changing direction and re-training for a different kind of service.  She has been a visiting lecturer at All Nations since 2005, teaching a range of subjects including Gender Studies, Contemporary Western Culture and Film.  She is an ordained Baptist Minister, having served as Transitional Minister at Theydon Bois Baptist Church between 2009 and 2013, and worked with other churches during times of leadership transition, supporting them in the development of their vision for the future.  She has also served on the World Mission task group of the Eastern Baptist Association, and the Ministry group of the Yorkshire Baptist Association.  Her PhD thesis, based partly on field research in Uganda, is entitled: 'Power, Community and Justice: A Critical Analysis of the Lived Theologies of Gender in Integral Mission'.

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  • Jan Barlow

    Pastoral Care & Spiritual Formation Tutor (Missionary in Residence)

    BSc (Occupational Therapy), Post Graduate Diploma in Palliative Care, MA Leadership with Mission.

    Jan joined the staff team at All Nations in August 2019. She is a Liverpudlian born and bred and has spent the majority of her career working as an occupational therapist (OT), specialising in end of life care.

    In 2004 Jan travelled to China as a missionary and OT for a year, but ended up living there for 5!  Whilst there Jan worked in an orphanage and taught local staff in all aspects of rehabilitation, end of life care and bereavement support. China still occupies a huge space in Jan's heart today.

    On returning from China, Jan came to study at All Nations and completed an MA in Leadership with Mission in 2011, and returned to Liverpool working primarily in hospices but also in a variety of roles, including chaplain, bereavement counsellor and trainer in end of life care and bereavement support.

    We are delighted to welcome Jan back to All Nations as part of the staff team!

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  • Rosie Button

    Lecturer, Learning Support & Engagement

    BA in Theology and Religious Studies, Cambridge University (MA Cantab); Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Religious Education); MA in Aspects of Christian Missiology, All Nations Christian College; PGDip Information and Library Studies, Aberystwyth University

    Rosie felt called into mission as a teenager, and in 1992 went for two years as a short termer with AEF to teach RE and English at a school in Zambia. She returned to England to do an MA in Aspects of Christian Missiology at All Nations Christian College, where she met her husband, Dan. In 1997 she joined Crosslinks, and went to Harare, Zimbabwe, where she taught OT and Greek at the Anglican Theological College, and was also the college librarian. Their two children were born in Harare. Leaving Zimbabwe at very short notice in 2002 they were visiting scholars at Redcliffe College for one year, and then went to teach at Uganda Christian University. There Rosie taught NT Greek, Old Testament and New Testament, ran a women students’ fellowship and was co-ordinator of a children’s library. 

    Returning to England in 2011, Rosie worked as a librarian and tutorial assistant for Westminster Theological Centre (WTC) and also for a school, before rejoining Redcliffe in 2014. There she taught Old Testament, Living and Working Across Cultures, and Greek, and then became the Course Facilitator and lecturer on the Member Care MA; she was also the college librarian for four years.

    As well as her interests in mission and Africa, Rosie loves reading, art, nature and walking in the countryside with her black fluffy dog Frodo.

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  • Simon Caudwell

    Lecturer, Consultancy & Leadership

    After completing a degree in Chemistry and spending a decade in I.T. in the City of London, Simon and his wife trained at All Nations Christian College and then joined Wycliffe Bible Translators.

    Working with SIL in Ethiopia for 13 years they initiated a project to translate the New Testament into one of the local languages, before handing it over to Ethiopian leadership.  Simon served as Country Director, establishing SIL Ethiopia as a registered NGO, and welcoming the first Wycliffe Africa members into the organisation. Simon again had the joy of handing on the directorship to one of the new Ethiopian members.

    From 2008, Simon worked as Wycliffe Africa Area Associate Director, adding to the Wycliffe Africa membership list and continuing to encourage African church support for their new mission personnel.

    Returning to the UK in 2010, Simon completed an Intercultural Leadership MA at Redcliffe College, and now lectures in leadership, while continuing to design and present leadership training material for SIL International and other agencies. He was welcomed to the staff team at All Nations in 2021. 

    Simon and his wife have two adult children and two grandchildren. When not doting on these new arrivals, they also love live-music, old cars, French holidays, and winter walks under the wide skies of Northumberland.

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  • Dr Tim Davy

    Lecturer and Head of Research & Consultancy

    BSc(Hons) Managerial and Administrative Studies, Aston University; Diploma in Theology, internal, London School of Theology; CELTA, University of Westminster, MA and PhD in Biblical Studies, University of Gloucestershire

    Tim joined the All Nations team in 2020, having served for over ten years on the faculty of Redcliffe College as a Lecturer in Biblical Studies and Mission and, latterly, as Vice Principal.

    His has two main areas of research: the missional interpretation of Scripture (especially the Old Testament), and vulnerable children in the Bible and the contemporary world. His PhD thesis on a missional reading of the book of Job has just been published by Wipf & Stock, and he has contributed chapters to two forthcoming books on missio Dei in a digital age and theological responses to the exploitation of children.

    Tim was involved in helping to shape Forge Leadership’s research into Millennials and Leadership, and has also run a funded research project entitled, 'Meeting the Needs of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) in Gloucestershire: Enhancing the Response of the Local Church', which included establishing an educational mentoring scheme for young people. He has also worked with Ridley College in Melbourne as an online tutor and educational designer.

    Tim has a background in student ministry, both in the UK and in Russia, and has also worked in marketing. He has also been a member of Home for Good’s Council of Reference, and is Chair of the Global Connections Mission Educators Forum.

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  • Emma Dipper

    Partnerships Developer & Lecturer in Theology of Suffering & Persecution

    Emma initially studied at All Nations 1997-1999 and returned after serving with her family in Central Asia to gain her MA in 2011. Emma has since had years of experience working with persecuted communities around the world, and was frequently invited back to college as a visiting lecturer, bringing theological wrestling to the issues of suffering and persecution.

    In 2016 Emma moved to All Nations with her family as her husband Andy Dipper became the College Principal. In 2018 Emma officially joined the staff team and was given the additional role of becoming the College's Partnerships Developer. Emma is keen to develop College partnerships and remains passionate about delivering a robust missiology of suffering in order for students to be more equipped in serving in such a messy and wonderfully diverse world.

    Other roles and networks

    Founding Director of Gender and Religious Freedom which is part of the Religious Liberty Partnership

    Convenor for Gender and FoRB working group, UK Freedom of Religion or Belief Forum

    Gender and Persecution Adviser for Voice of the Martyrs, Canada

    Leadership team of the Women’s Commission of the World Evangelical Alliance

    Board Member of Charity based in Central Asia

    Mentor, Coach, Writer, Conference Speaker and Visiting Lecturer

     

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  • Louisa Evans

    En Route Tutor

    MTh in Contextual Theology with Distinction, BSc (Econ) Accounting and Finance, CELTA, University of Cambridge.

    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.”

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  • Richard Evans

    En Route Programme Leader and Tutor

    BSc (Econs), London School of Economics; MA (Leadership in Mission) with Distinction, Open University, CELTA, University of Cambridge.

    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.”

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  • Dr Jill Ford

    The Arts Programme Leader, Lecturer and Tutor

    BA Hons Music/Related Arts, (West Sussex Institute of HE,  PGCE Music/Drama (Sussex University), Diploma All Nations, MA Education (University of London), Doctorate in Worship Studies (Robert Webber Institute of Worship Studies USA).

    Jill started teaching at All Nations in 2002 and has a background in music, theatre and performing arts. Jill has experience in teaching, performing, conducting, directing and orchestral playing. Jill has been responsible for designing and developing the creative arts modules in the All Nations curriculum at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She has introduced a variety of creative projects and initiatives into the life of the college such as: Art Exhibitions, Multicultural Events, Carols at Easneye, Mosaic CD and Artist in Residence opportunities. Alongside her teaching Jill supervises and trains the Hearts for Mission Team who go into local churches to further encourage and mobilize the churches to engage creatively with mission and multicultural worship. Jill has short term mission experience in Nigeria, Uganda and Tanzania. In the past she has also worked in International Student Ministry and Refugee /Asylum Seeker charity work. Jill has recently completed a Doctorate in Worship Studies with the Robert Webber Institute in Jacksonville, Florida. The title of her Doctoral Thesis was: Worship Across The Cultures; Training For Liturgical Diversity: Implementing A Course For Students At All Nations Christian College UK.

    Other roles include:

    • Chair for the WEA Arts in Mission Task Force Team
    • Executive Board Member Arts Plus Europe Network
    • Chair for the Multicultural Worship Forum (a partnership of All Nations, London School of Theology, Arts Release, and Integrity Music).

    Publications:

    • Doctoral Thesis: Worship Across The Cultures; Training For Liturgical Diversity: Implementing A Course For Students At All Nations Christian College UK (2020)
    • Chapter in Worship and Mission for the Global Church – An Ethnodoxology Handbook by James R Krabill. (2014
    • Worship Leader Magazine Volume 29 Number 4: Worship As Counter Cultural
      https://issuu.com/wlmag/docs/wl_vol_29_no_4_final_2__1_/26 (2020)
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  • Dr Mark Galpin

    Postgraduate Programme Leader, Tutor & lecturer in Poverty & Justice studies and Leadership

    BSc (Hons) Environmental Science, MSc (Tropical Agricultural Development), PhD (Agricultural Development). 

    Mark has been involved in cross-cultural mission and community development for the last 30 years. He lived and worked in East Africa (1991 - 94), where he grew up. In the year 2000, Mark completed his PhD in Agricultural Development at the University of Reading. He and his family served in Nepal, initially with the International Nepal Fellowship (INF) in a number of different programme focused roles and then in senior management. In 2007-8 Mark briefly taught Development Studies at All Nations as a missionary in residence before returning to Nepal to serve as Executive Director of the United Mission to Nepal (UMN) from 2009 to 2016. In September 2016 Mark returned to All Nations as a lecturer and tutor, heading up two of the major streams of the college; Poverty & Justice studies and Leadership. In March 2018 Mark became the All Nations Postgraduate Programme Leader.

    Mark is the chair of the Global Connections Integral Mission Forum and a board member of charity 28 Too Many. He recently co-edited a book titled 'Undivided Witness' and has a keen interest in linking theology and community development and seeing the local church act as an agent of change in society. 

    "Mark is a great teacher and tutor, caring passionately about his students but also the wider world, and enthusing others about sustainable development in different contexts and using creative methods. He has a wealth of experience in this area and is able to talk from a grass roots level making his teaching relevant, encouraging and interesting". -Ruth Radley, Mission Partner in Children's Ministry at Church Mission Society, South Sudan.

     

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  • Dr Hannah Green

    Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Tutor

    BA (Hons) Human Geography (University of Wales, Aberystwyth), MA International Social Development and PhD International Development (University of East Anglia)

    Hannah joined All Nations in 2018 following 5 years of working in the charity sector. In her previous role at the Young Foundation, Hannah was championing anthropological research as a way to better understand people and communities in order to engage effectively and find appropriate, new ways of tackling major social challenges.

    Hannah’s background is in human geography and international development. Hannah has spent time as an assistant tutor at UEA on undergraduate and postgraduate courses in social anthropology, gender, and anthropological research methods. Her PhD thesis used anthropological methods and theories to consider aspirations in rural Uganda and the ways that these are negotiated within a family and the wider community.

    Hannah is a founding trustee of a small development charity, 'a little bit of HOPE' and has spent a year living in the Butaleja District of Uganda.

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  • Sarah Hay

    Lecturer and Member Care Specialist

    BSc Environmental Science (University of Wales, Aberystwyth), Chartered Member of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

    Sarah worked for some years in Human Resources within the NHS before completing the 1-year Professionals in Mission course at Redcliffe College in 1998. She and her husband then worked in Nepal with International Nepal Fellowship for three years, where she worked in HR and member care for expatriate mission workers.

    After returning to the UK and starting a family, Sarah began working part-time in 2009 as HR and Member Care Manager with European Christian Mission Britain. This continues to involve her in the recruitment and preparation of new workers, their member care whilst overseas as well as debriefing and re-entry assistance when they return. 

    In 2015, Sarah also joined Redcliffe College part-time as Course Leader of the MA in Member Care. She has the best of both worlds in being a both a member care provider and an equipper and encourager of member care students across the world. She’s excited to join All Nations in 2021, to further develop staff care and wellbeing learning options through the MA, Continual Professional Development (CPD) and Communities of Practice (CoPs).

    Sarah is on the Global Connections Member Care/TCK Forum Core Group and has contributed to ‘Postmission: World Mission by a Postmodern Generation’ (Ed. R Tiplady, 2002, Carlisle: Paternoster Press) and ‘Worth Keeping: Global Perspectives on Best Practice in Missionary Retention’ (Hay, R., Lim, R., Blocher, D., Ketelaar, J. and Hay, S., (Eds) (2007) Pasadena: William Carey Library). 

    When she’s not working, Sarah has two teenage boys and a working cocker spaniel to keep her busy. As a result of being a ‘swimming mum’, she is also a qualified ASA Swimming Judge. Now living in Leicestershire, she and her husband are also part of an Anglican Resourcing Church where they support home group leaders and a fledgling church plant.

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  • Dr L Mak

    Islamic Studies Lecturer and Tutor

    BA, University of Toronto. PhD, University of London.

    Dr Mak’s research and publications relate to Western interaction with the Muslim world and was previously a Research Fellow at the University of London. He has also been a consultant and adviser to European and East Asian organisations and professionals serving cross-culturally in many different countries. He is quadra-continental and multi-lingual, having spent significant years in East Asia, North America, North Africa and Europe. He enjoys teaching from God’s Word and encouraging Christians to grow in their love and understanding of their Muslim neighbours.

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  • Michael Resta

    Ministry Placement Tutor (Missionary in Residence)

    LLB in Law, Leicester University; BA (Hons) Biblical and Intercultural Studies, All Nations Christian College; MA (with Merit) Contemporary Mission Studies, All Nations Christian College; CELTA, Languagelink, London.

    Michael worked for 10 years as a lawyer/solicitor before retraining at All Nations in Biblical and Intercultural Studies. He then became a teacher and returned to China (after having visited there during the All Nations Ministry Placement scheme) to teach, as well as in Hong Kong. Michael has been living and working in that part of the world since 2006. In 2016 Michael returned to All Nations to study 1 year for an MA in Contemporary Mission Studies. He has since taught English in various schools/institutions and was an IELTS examiner in Shanghai, China with British Council for one and a half years.  Michael is now back at All Nations for a third time but in a wholly new capacity - on staff as the Ministry Placement Tutor and Coordinator. Michael of all people knows what impact this placement opportunity at All Nations can have!

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  • Rev. Dr V. J. Samkutty

    Vice Principal Academic, Undergraduate Programme Leader, Tutor and New Testament and Greek Lecturer

    BSc – Physics, Bishop Moore College, Kerala. BD – Union Biblical Seminary, Pune. MTh – New Testament, United Theological College, Bangalore. PCHE – The University of Sheffield. PhD – New Testament, The University of Sheffield.

    Sam joined the staff team in 2003 and currently serves as the Vice-Principal (Academic) of All Nations. He is the Programme Leader of the Undergraduate Programmes and teaches New Testament Studies and Greek. He is the author of The Samaritan Mission in Acts (Library of New Testament Studies no. 328, London: T&T Clark, 2006). Sam was born in Kerala, South India and is a third generation Pentecostal Christian. After graduating in Physics he pursued biblical studies and taught at various bible colleges and seminaries in India. He has extensive pastoral ministry experience in India and Britain. He is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God in Great Britain. Sam is passionate about preaching the gospel alongside his college teaching, and has a PhD from the University of Sheffield on the Samaritan mission in Acts 8.

    ‘Teaching Methods of Jesus’, in George T. Kurian and Mark A. Lamport (Eds.), Encyclopaedia of Christian Education (Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2015), 1254-56. ‘The Meaning of the Sermon on the Mount’, in George T. Kurian and Mark A. Lamport (Eds.), Encyclopaedia of Christian Education (Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2015), 1138. Book Review of Performance in Preaching: Bringing the Sermons to Life, Jana Childers and Clayton J. Schmit (eds), Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008, in Evangelical Quarterly 82.4 (2010), pp.372-374. ‘Samaritan Mission’, in John Corrie (ed.), Dictionary of Mission Theology (Leicester: IVP, 2007), pp.357-59. ‘Cross’, in John Corrie (ed.), Dictionary of Mission Theology (Leicester: IVP, 2007), pp.78-82. The Samaritan Mission in Acts (Library of New Testament Studies 328; London: T&T Clark, 2006). ‘Soteriology’, in T.P. Varghese (ed.), Systematic Theology (Tiruvalla: Readers, 1999).

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  • Rev. Dr. Alex Vlasin

    Cross-cultural Missions Tutor (Missionary in Residence)

    BA Theology - Social Work, University of Bucharest; MA Community Administration of Justice, University of Bucharest; Ph.D. Mission Education, Queens University of Belfast; Ph.D. Sociology – Drug Addictions, University of Bucharest.

    In the early 1990's Alex started to minister to homeless people, street children, young offenders, prisoners and drug addicts which gave him a unique perspective on social work, and wisdom on how to best reach them with the Gospel. In 2000, he started teaching theological and social work subjects at the University of Bucharest, a position he still holds today. He continued his ministry by leading numerous short-term mission trips to over 40 countries. On these trips, he provided training and assisted Romanians and international missionaries. He also served as the Missions Director for the Romanian Baptist Church for 10 years, and has developed national and international mission projects, which offered him opportunities to organise conferences and teach cross-cultural mission classes for churches, colleges and mission agencies around the world. This has given him a wide experience with the community of international workers. It was also through these trips that Alex began to see the need for someone to provide Member Care for the Romanian missionaries serving abroad. Together with his wife, Cami, they embarked on the member-care adventure to help those serving worldwide.

    Their passion for cross-cultural work and workers has led to many member-care initiatives developed together and with other international partners which then led them to become missionaries with “Barnabas International”. They are also leading the EnRoute Romania mission training program in partnership with ANCC and Romanian Baptist Seminary.Alex is the father of two children and the co-founder of a charity in Romania. He also serves in the Executive Board of European Evangelical Mission Association (EEMA).

    Alex has published two books: “Mission Education in Romanian Evangelical Higher Education” and “Preventing Drug Addiction Relapse”, alongside many articles on the subjects of mission or social work.

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  • Cami Vlasin

    Cross-cultural Missions Tutor (Missionary in Residence)

    BA Theology-English, University of Bucharest; MTh Marriage counselling - with Distinction, Queen’s University, Belfast; Certificate in Individual Counselling, Open College Network from Northern Ireland ; MA Systemic Family Psychotherapy, University of Bucharest and Romanian Association of Psychology and Psychotherapy.

    Cami is a missionary with Barnabas International and a licensed family psychotherapist. She has taught secondary school children before she obtained her counselling and psychotherapy accreditation. Together with her husband she has founded an NGO in Romania that focuses on the provision of member care resources and retreats for Romanian missionaries, church planters and their families, as well as therapy for church goers who have little emotional support through their local church. They have also taught a number of marriage and pre-marriage seminars, parenting and TCK seminars for Romanian churches throughout Western Europe. Their passion for cross-cultural workers has led to many member-care initiatives developed with other international partners, which has led them to become missionaries with Barnabas International. For the past 20 years Cami has provided member care to missionaries serving in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Africa and Middle East. Cami is passionate about praying with global workers, facilitating Bible study groups and mentoring women who desire to grow in their relationship with God. At the same time, she loves coming alongside married couples and their families, as they are trying to raise healthy children and MKs. Alex and Cami have two TCKs, Lavinia and David.

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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 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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  • Lynn Yee

    Prayer for the Nations Coordinator

    BA (Film & Television Production), Australia; MA (Christian Formation & Discipleship), University of the Nations, Switzerland.

    Lynn originally hails from Singapore, and has worked with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) since 1999, being involved in discipleship training and leading short-term mission teams throughout Southeast Asia. Since 2009, she has been based in Scotland and England as an intercessory missionary, partnering with various prayer and worship ministries and working on various prayer projects around Europe.  She has extensive experience in prayer and worship ministries, ranging from prophetic intercession for nations and strategic onsite prayer assignments, to training missionaries, leading worship and running contemplative prayer retreats. 

    Lynn walks closely with global prayer movements, such as Watchmen for the Nations, and continues to be part of various YWAM global networks, including the YWAM Refugee Circle Convenors and the YWAM Spiritual Direction Circle. She also trained as a spiritual director with SPIDIR in south London, and is a practising director with the Diocese of St Albans.

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