Christian Vocations staff
Sandy joined the staff of Global Connections in January 2009, having returned from five years at St. Andrew's School Turi in Kenya. Prior to this she worked in the voluntary sector in the UK - with special interest in good practice in the management of volunteers - and was on the administrative staff of IFES and churches in Exeter and Warwick. Sandy's role at Global Connections is to coordinate much of the vocational activities, resources and services of Christian Vocations, as well as overseeing HR, and involvement with the International HR, TCK, and Member Care Forums. As a member of Myton Church in Warwick she is involved with young adults and women’s ministry. Sandy is married to Andrew and they have three adult sons. Sandy loves walking, reading, watching films, singing in a local choir, and live performances of Shakespeare plays.
Originally from Belfast, Jo has worked among the Maasai in Kenya and in London with AIM International as their Youth & Student worker. She now lives in Birmingham and is a member of St. John’s Church, Harborne. She has been happily married to Mark since September 2006 and has become a student of football and cricket as a result. Both Jo and Mark enjoy keeping fit and eating out and are also closely involved with Isubilo, an HIV & AIDS ministry based in Zambia. They also run City Pastors in Birmingham, an inter-church project serving the night-time economy. Jo is responsible for production of CV’s major publications, involvement in some of the major UK Christian events and supporting joint mission agency initiatives including GOfest, which she Chairs. She is also Chair of the Short-Term Mission Forum and ECM Britain (from Dec 14) and is a governor of Redcliffe College.
David joined the Global Connections team in January 2001. Formerly from London, David moved to the Midlands to be close to the GC offices in 2010. Besides his main role as Business Manager for GC, David also administers the registration of UK vacancies on the Christian Vocations website within jobfile. As database work is part of his valuable skill set, he is our data protection coordinator as well. He enjoys listening to all kinds of music, compering the regular film nights in the village where he lives, and ballroom dancing with his wife Sue. At his local village church he is a home group leader, on the PCC, and is the gift aid secretary. He has two adult sons from his previous marriage, and three grandsons.