Serving In Mission is governed by a Board of Trustees. They are driven by the desire to take the gospel of Jesus Christ to communities where he is least known, and together represent a wealth of mission experience.

Rev Jonny Dyer (Co-chair)

Jonny has recently returned to the north of England to take up the role of Vicar of Christ Church Fulwood. After working as a solicitor for 11 years, he studied Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in the US. For the previous 10 years he has been Associate Rector at All Souls, Langham Place, London. Jonny is married to Naomi and they have two sons. He enjoys following England in sport, exploring the Peak District and spending time with his family, along with walking, good food and good conversation.

David Thompson (Co-chair)

David is a Chartered Accountant, having worked with many global public sector and charitable organisations in the UK, Europe, Middle East and the Caribbean, specialising in strengthening financial capability and corporate governance. David is married to Linda, has two sons and serves with his local baptist church in Bangor, Northern Ireland. He has been involved with Serving In Mission for several years, and assisted in finance-related matters at the UK, Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger, Liberia and Ghana offices.

Ana Selby

During a successful career within the NHS, Ana Selby was a a Trust CEO and following her retirement in 2015, worked as a Health Coordinator for SIM UK. She then spent two years in Germany with her husband Richard as part of the #HowWillTheyHear campaign. They have a married daughter. Ana serves at West Suffolk Vineyard Church, in Bury St Edmunds and supports Afghans evacuated from Kabul in August 2021.

Bennett Chandran

Born to missionary parents in South India, Bennett moved to the UK after his biotechnology doctorate. Previously a research scientist in medical diagnostics for seven years, he studied a theology MA and currently teaches Applied Science in higher education and occasionally theology at Irish Baptist College. He is married to Anitha and with their children, Rachel and Zach, they serve at Windsor Baptist Church, Belfast.

Carolyn Reid

Carolyn is a medical doctor and, in addition to UK hospital practice, has worked across several countries in Africa and Asia. She is married to Phil, a Bible translator. They joined SIM in 2013, based in west Africa until 2019 and now working from the UK, in Royston. Carolyn has been SIM’s International Health Coordinator since 2018 and currently combines this role with part-time work as a medical adviser for Voluntary Services Overseas and Thrive Worldwide.

Claire Newman

Claire works for Christians in Parliament, where she is involved with pastoral ministry among MPs and staff and also manages the events programme. She was formerly Internal Communications Director at Save The Children and has completed the Cornhill ministry training programme. She serves at Christ Church at All Saints Wandsworth, where she leads a home group and chairs the mission committee.

Nigel Younge

Nigel worked as Director of Training at the Irish Baptist College and is now retired. He and his family (Carolyn, and grown-up children Hannah and Jonathan) have been involved with Serving In Mission for many years; first through short-term mission work in Kenya and then long-term service in Niger.

Yoseph Mengistu

Yoseph is married to Mekdes, and they have a grown-up son, Nathan. Yoseph came to Christ as a teenager at a Church planted by SIM missionaries and gratefully attribute his holistic formation to their dedicated and sacrificial service. He completed his undergraduate studies (in economics, and in theology) in his native Ethiopia. Subsequently, he earned a Master of Theology Degree (MTh) from London School of Theology (LST) and a PhD in Historical Theology (SOAS University of London). Currently, Yoseph works for SOAS University London as a lecturer, the LST as a visiting lecturer, and the London Project (LP) as a trainer. Yoseph has extensive as well as varied ministry experience at local and national levels. At present, he alternates his church attendance between Emmanuel Church Northwood and the Ethiopian Christian Fellowship Church where he teaches and preaches regularly. He describes himself as an unrepentant Chelsea fan.