The Board of Governors are a
representative body of men and women from both the business world and
the mission field. Together, they bring to Redcliffe a significant
wealth of skills, experience and theological understanding.
body, they are responsible for the legal and financial aspects of the
college, as well as its overall direction, management and theological
since 2009. John was born and brought up in Wales and is a
Welsh Rugby supp
orter. He taught in Sydney and is ordained as Anglican
Clergyman, having ministered in London, Leicester, Hong Kong, Muscat,
and Watford. He is married to Corinne, an HR Consultant, and they have
three children and three grandchildren. After John retired in 2008 they
moved to Stonehouse near Gloucester. He is very involved in the town as a
Town Councillor, in the churches in mission and unity, and in chairing a
charity serving abandoned and disabled children in north west China.
since 2010. He has a wealth of senior management experience in both the
private and voluntary sector, currently leading InterH
ealth as CEO and
prior to that leading Pecan, a faith based charity working with long
term unemployed people in South London. For 20 years before Pecan he
worked in the printing industry and before that it’s all a distant blur.
Kevin is married to a GP, is the father of eight children and lives in
Hackney where he has lived through the ups and downs of a local church
for 25 years. His wife’s surgery is on the same estate as the church and
they are passionate about seeing God’s Kingdom come in the local area.
He has a long- term interest in the developing world, having travelled
widely and his parents worked in Nepal for many years.
Company Secretary since 2007. Andy is Redcliffe's Bursar and has the
responsibility of managing the everyday 'business' aspects of the
College. He is Gloucestershire raised and based and prior to joining
Redcliffe had worked for over 25 years in the financial services
industry, specialising in pensions and endowments. He is married to Lynn
and they have two school-aged children. They worship together at
Cambray Baptist in Cheltenham where Andy is a deacon. Andy is also on
the Council of Reference for Cheltenham Youth for Christ. His hobbies
include football (playing and watching), walking, reading and watching
Governor since 2001. Alan is a recently retired chartered accountant.
He has specialised in charity sector finance for several years. He lives
with his wife, Mary, in Nailsea, near Bristol. They have four married
daughters and four grandchildren. Alan is delighted to have some men in
the family! He enjoys most sports, travel and walking and is trying to
spend some of his new found freedom on the golf course and cycling. He
and Mary are members of Severn Vineyard in Bristol.
Principal and Governor since 2009. Rob teaches in the areas of Mission, Intercultural Teamwork and Leadership, and is also working on a PhD. He also facilitaes the Global Leadership Initiative at Redcliffe. He is a WEA Mission Commission Associate and Director of Generating Change. His latest book is 'Worth Keeping: Global Perspectives on Best Practice in Missionary Retention'. Rob and his wife Sarah served with International Nepal Fellowship. They are involved with a local church, and have two young boys who keep them busy!
Governor since 2004. Married to Becky, they have two teenage children
and a dog! The family live in Headington, Oxford. Andrew worked in
student ministry with IFES for 17 years, several of which were spent
living in Portugal. Latterly he coordinated the IFES short term
programmes across Europe. In 2007 he joined Latin Link and is now the
Britain & Ireland Team Leader. Andrew is an active member of
Headington Baptist church where he leads a discipleship Bible study for
new Christians. His passion is to encourage people to follow God's call
in serving him in cross-cultural contexts. He enjoys all types of sport
and regularly plays football, cricket and squash. He likes turning his
hand to DIY and gets a buzz from travelling.
Jo has been on the Board of Governors since 2006. Originally from
Belfast, she has previously made her home in Southern Kenya and London
and now lives in Staffordshire with her husband Mark. Her work is based
in the West Midlands where she is Associate Director for Christian
Vocations, a UK agency that offers vocational guidance for Christians
and helps channel people of all ages into various forms of Christian
work around the world. She is trying to get to grips with golf, enjoys
eating out and through her husband's influence is also a student of
football and cricket!
Marion Knell (Chair)
Governor since 2004. A trained teacher, Marion became involved in the
care of missionary families while working for Arab World Ministries and
lectures on the subject at UK Bible Colleges and International
Conferences. Marion heads up the Global Connections forum on Member
Care, coordinates the European Member Care Network and is on the
leadership team of WEA's Global Member Care Network. Her book, Families
on the Move was published in 2001 and Burn-Up or Splash Down – the
survival guide to re-entry in 2007. In her spare time she is a Justice
of the Peace.
Governor since 2013. Tim deeply appreciates the missionary heritage of his family, with his great-grandparents and grandparents serving with the China Inland Mission, his dad born in China, and then Tim himself growing up in a mission-focussed family. Sensing that God might be calling him to serve in Asia long-term, Tim actually received his 'call' to pastoral ministry in the UK while working in the Philippines! That call has led to ministry as a Baptist pastor in Richmond-upon-Thames, Shrewsbury, Jersey, and since 2008 as senior pastor at Cambray Baptist Church in Cheltenham. Tim is married to Rachel, and they have 3 children. Being a 'Swindon boy' he enjoys the escape to watch the highs and lows of watching Swindon Town Football Club, which requires much faith and hope!
Governor since 2002. His background is in marketing, and IT technical support and consultancy gained with Unisys, a multi-national computer vendor. Peter is particularly interested in strategic planning and in Business as Mission and other workplace ministries. He is assistant treasurer of Stroud Baptist
Church and managing director of a new media and marketing consultancy. He is married to Doni and
they live in Uley, south of Stroud, with their daughter.