• Ben Stanley

    Chair of the Board of Trustees.

    Ben became Chair of the Board of Trustees in October 2020. Ben has helped to identify and drive change in many countries. He is the Managing Director of a relatively new management consulting firm, Firstfruits, seeking to provide excellence and integrity in business transformation across all sectors, public, private and not-for-profit. He has previously served as Strategic Development Director with SIM UK, and has 20 years’ experience in the aviation and space sectors.

    Ben is also passionate about creative entrepreneurship as a means to serve people, and is fascinated by sustainable, flourishing businesses with the model and means to serve their clients in the long-term. He leads an initiative which seeks to inspire, equip and accelerate business people to serve cross-culturally.

    Ben holds an MBA from Warwick Business School, a BSc Physics from Warwick University, and is a pilot.

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  • Alison Guinness

    Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees.

    Alison and her husband Paul, both MA graduates from All Nations, are based in Burundi with their young children where they share work and childcare responsibilities. They seek to encourage and catalyse the Burundian church to be involved in world mission.  Sent by iNet Trust, they work with Partners Trust International Church where Alison helps in the leadership of their theological school.

    They also partner regionally, particularly in helping develop best practice in African missions, with Africa Inland Mission's Africa Mobilisation Hub.  Alison also holds an MSc in Therapeutic Counselling and a BSc in Medical Biochemistry.  Prior to moving to Burundi in 2009, she lived in London and was involved in counselling in the NHS and managing Prolific Offenders in the Probation Service.  They have a house nearby All Nations where they stay when in the UK.

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  • Alison Grieve

    Chair of the Finance & Resources Committee.

    From 2001 to 2016 Alison was Finance Director at Business In The Community, one of a group of not-for-profit organisations of which the Prince of Wales is president. From 1993 to 2000 she was Finance Director at ECHG, which provides supported and sheltered housing services. From 1987 to 1993 she was the UK and Northern Europe Finance Director at JMA Information Technology. Alison was educated at Harrogate Grammar School and St Hugh's College, Oxford, and has an MA in Mathematics. She is also a Trustee of Capital Mass.


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  • Caroline Sanderson

    Chair of the Governance Committee.

    Caroline is a Solicitor and the Legal Services Manager for the Baptist Union of Great Britain. Her role entails advising the Specialist Teams and Trustees of the Baptist Union charity and member churches of the Baptist Union about charity law and governance, trust and property matters and data protection. Caroline and her husband Steve live in Didcot but previously spent 4 years in Uganda with BMS World Mission. They worked with the Uganda Christian Lawyers' Fraternity to provide access to justice through the provision of legal aid, rights education and training of community-based paralegals.  They have three children and are actively involved at Christ Church Northcourt Road in Abingdon. 

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  • Pete Herbert-James


    Pete serves as the Children, Youth and Young Adults Lead for the London Baptist Association and joined the All Nations Board in Autumn, 2019. After moving to London to study for a BA in International Development (University of London) between 2003 – 2006, he subsequently worked for The King’s Cross Baptist Church in central London, for 11 years pioneering its work with university students and young adults in an inner-city, international context. During this time he also completed his MA at All Nations and continued his relationship with the college by serving as a placement supervisor for subsequent students.

    Pete now works with the London Baptist Association supporting member churches across the capital in the development of their children’s youth and families ministry, as well as pioneering initiatives to identify, train and release younger leaders in the church context. He is passionate about seeing Christians work in collaboration in order to serve an ever-increasingly diverse and complex urban missional context.         

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  • Danny John


    Danny is a former All Nations student and is passionate about development. He has helped with leading and delivering programmes and projects for not-for-profit organisations in India & Africa. His areas of expertise include operational management, financing, people management and advanced communication skills, liaising with key stakeholders in regional, government and civil society organisations. Danny is involved with YWAM International, teaching in their training schools in developing nations focusing on pioneering ministries. He is married with four children and lives in Harpenden, actively involved and worships at Christ Church Harpenden.

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  • Dr. Harvey Kwiyani


    Dr. Harvey Kwiyani is a Malawian mission scholar and practitioner working in Britain. His work focuses mostly on African Christianity and mission in the Diaspora. He is the Executive Director of Missio Africanus, a cross-cultural missions training initiative that equips African and other non-Western churches in Europe and North America for missional effectiveness in West cultures. He teaches missions and leadership in the Church Mission Society’s Pioneer Ministry Leadership Training programme. He also tutors at several other colleges in England. He received his Ph.D. from Luther Seminary in the United States following a research on the  theological and missiological implications of African immigrant Christianity in the United States. He is the author of "Sent Forth: African Missionary Work in the West” (American Society of Missiology Series, Orbis, 2014) and has numerous journal articles in Africa, Britain, and the United States.

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  • Norman Patterson


    Norman completed a BA at All Nations in 1995 before going to Uganda with CMS with his family to work in Finance and Development at Kisiizi Hospital. He later became Bursar at St Andrew's School, Turi in Kenya before returning to the UK for family reasons in 2007. He serves as Licenced Lay Minister in St Saviour's Church in Guildford while working full-time as Bursar of Luckley House School in Wokingham. He is a trained inspector for the Independent School Inspectorate, is on the Board of the Independent Schools' Bursars Association and is a trustee of The Independent Schools Christian Alliance. He has a BSc in Engineering and an MSc in Development Management.  

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  • Jim Thornton


    Jim is a Civil Engineer who did a gap year in a remote mission station in Kenya, before university in Manchester. He completed his MA while training as an engineer in Zambia, and then set up a subsidiary in Bahrain specialising in design and build bank premises.

    In his time abroad Jim was particularly involved with music, conducting and accompanying choirs and stage productions. He produced a youth song book for African Christian Press. He now runs his own group of Companies which specialise in property management and related activities. He was previously Chairman of the UCCF Business Study Group, has been on the Board of Tyndale House in Cambridge, is a Lay Reader in the Diocese of St Albans, a Governor at two schools, an elected Independent Councillor, and national Treasurer of political party the Independent Network. Jim is married and has three children.

    Jim was also the Chairman of the Board from November 2018 to October 2020. 

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