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Elfed GoddingElfed Godding, director of coalitions and Wales

Elfed has been national director of Evangelical Alliance Wales since 1999 when he joined from Carreg Llwyd Church in Oswestry, Shropshire, where he had been pastor for 10 years.

Before that he was pastor of Cranleigh Community Church in Bournemouth, following a call during his three years at Moorlands College. Elfed has also graduated from the Nazarene Theological College with a Masters Degree in Aspects of Christian Holiness.

As part of his current role he also chairs Alliance coalitions, Gweini, the Cymru Institute for Contemporary Christianity, and Wales’ New Generation Leaders. He is also a vice-president of Tearfund. Since taking up the position of national director, Elfed has travelled extensively throughout Wales communicating the vision and mission of the Welsh Alliance.

He is married to Jackie and they have two adult sons, Neil and Joe.

Contact Elfed on wales@eauk.org or cymru@eauk.org

Jim Stewart 2016 280x210Jim Stewart, National Assembly liaison officer, Wales

Jim joined the Wales team in 2005. Prior to joining Evangelical Alliance Wales, he was with the BBC Wales Political Unit as journalist and researcher and has also worked extensively in teaching, care and youth work. As part of his work at the Alliance, Jim is keen to see the Church take its place in society and to be well represented.

Contact Jim on j.stewart@eauk.org

Em JamesEm James, administrator

Em joined the team in April 2016 after her long standing predecessor, Cynthia Williams, retired. She grew up in Stratford-upon-Avon and moved to Cardiff in 2011 to study Religious and Theological Studies at Cardiff University. Em is married to Cam and they have a beautiful but very lively Boxer-Dalmation and are expecting their first baby in 2017!

Contact Em on wales@eauk.org or cymru@eauk.org

Paul HockingPaul Hocking, project development consultant

Paul joined the team in 2009. He has worked as a biology teacher for 17 years, and then in leadership and management development in the NHS in Wales for 14 years, before going full time as pastor at  Thornhill Church in Cardiff that he helped to plant. He is currently working as a consultant under the auspices of Evangelical Alliance Wales, supporting churches and Christian charities. He is also helping the Alliance in Wales as director of the  Cymru Institute for Contemporary Christianity. Paul is married to Connie and has two adult children, Jamie and Bethan.

Contact Paul on p.hocking@eauk.org

Steve Harris 280x210Steve Harris, Net Cardiff and Net Wales Coordinator

Steve over the last few years has set up a resource for churches across Cardiff called The Net Cardiff and more recently The Net Wales and as part of this role encourages churches to think missionally.

Steve works with Evangelical Alliance one day a week and the rest of the time he is on the pastoral team of City Church Cardiff and is ordained with the Elim Pentecostal Churches. He has experience of working in large city centre church and also small community based church and his primary gifting is in evangelism. Steve is married to Myra and has two grown up children.

Email Steve at steve.harris@thenetcardiff.org.uk

John Evans, director of strategic oversight and research for Gweini

A former government statistician, international economist and management consultant, John joined Gweini in 2006 to spearhead an Assembly-endorsed study published in 2008 as Faith in Wales. John is married to Rosamond and they have two children and five grandchildren.

Contact John on johnmartinevans@gweini.org.uk

Rob burnsRob Burns, missional leadership consultant

Rob has served various churches and organisations as a Baptist minister in the USA and Wales since 1989. As well as working with the Alliance, Rob is founding director of Missional Links Wales which partners USA and Welsh churches long term, mobilising short term missions, interns, missionaries, consultants and teachers into Wales. Rob is married to Jenny and they have three adult sons.

Contact Rob on r.burns@eauk.org