The Very Revd. Bob Wilkes
Bob Wilkes has served since his mid 20s as a Minister of the Church of England, working in the UK in Liverpool (twice) and at Birmingham Cathedral as Dean. For fourteen years in between those ministries, he served with the Church Mission Society as a Mission Partner in Pakistan and as Regional Director for the Middle East and Central Asia. He is currently Vicar of St Michael at the North Gate Church in central Oxford, and the City Rector of Oxford. (The photo is on the top of St Michael’s Saxon Tower.) He is married to Sheila, and they have four children. Bob has always been involved with mission partnership issues in urban Britain, and across the Middle East and Central Asia. He was a close colleague with Mark Oxbrow during his time with CMS.
Berhe is an accountant with experience of working for mission agencies and a number of other charities including CMS, Amnesty International, the Royal British Legion and EveryChild. He currently works for Santander UK in London. Berhe originates from Ethiopia and is part of the leadership team of an Ethiopian community church in London. As well as accountancy and church leadership, Berhe also enjoys music and writes Christian songs.
Carol was on the teaching staff at Redcliffe College for several years and together with her husband Andy developed and facilitated undergraduate and postgraduate teaching on justice, advocacy and reconciliation issues in mission. In partnership with International Justice Mission Carol and Andy developed a teaching manual on biblical justice which has been piloted in India. She is co-founder of the JusTice initiative and is a freelance speaker, writer and mentor. Having spent her childhood in Brazil and worked as a Latin Link partner in Bolivia, Carol has a special interest in missional movements within and from Latin America. Carol lives in Gloucester with Andy and their four children.
The Revd. P John Wesley
John Wesley is the General Secretary of the Indian Evangelical Mission (IEM) one of the oldest indigenous Indian mission agencies founded in 1965 with the support of the Evangelical Fellowship of India. John Wesley was born into an Anglican family in India's Tamil Nadu State. Called into ministry at a young age, Wesley graduated from Allahabad Bible Seminary and earned his Bachelor of Divinity degree from Serampore College. Later ordained by the Methodist Church of India, Wesley has served with Urban India Ministries, Operation Mobilization, the Evangelical Church of India, and Grace To India. For the last 26 years, Wesley has served with Indian Evangelical Mission, now as General Secretary. He is married to Mercy and has three sons.