We are grateful for the time and skills that our Board Members volunteer to ensure good governance of EIUK. Our current board members are…

Clive Tydeman

Clive Tydeman

Clive was elected to the Board at the 2009 AGM and became Chairman of the EIUK Board in 2017.

He first worked with EI in 1997 with a two year stint in Malawi working on a relief and development programme. More recently, Clive was Country Director for the Fellowship for African Relief in Sudan, a partner of EI.

He has thoroughly enjoyed these experiences with EI and in joining the Board would like to give others the same experiences and opportunities.

Lucy Harding

Lucy Harding

Lucy attends Christ Church Purley where John Carroll (the founder of EIUK) was vicar and has been on the board since 1994.

She is a retired health visitor (30 years experience) and has a wide knowledge of Community, Child Health and Safeguarding Issues. Lucy has been involved with EI since 1990 when she and husband Simon became prayer and finance coordinators for Dave and Debbie Bainbridge who were then in Stouffville. They also got to know the EI family when visiting Dave and Debbie.

Lucy is passionate about overseas mission and her commitment over decades is testimony of this. She also serves on the mission group of her church. She has visited projects in India and EI projects in Uganda to encourage missionaries.

Bernard Lane

Bernard Lane

Bernard was elected to the Board at the 2012 AGM.

He went to EI Training School in 1982 and spent one of the most formative years of his life in Brasil in 1983 on a team in Passabem, lead by Fred Silva.

EI was ‘putting feet on the Gospel’ taking the good news to the poor and helping communities to improve their situation. He later returned to Brasil in 1991 for a further 7.5 years working with SAMS, working in churches in the South.

Since then, he has returned to Brasil with EI to help with short term summer teams. He is pleased to be involved in EI’s ministry on the Board and look forward to working with colleagues to help the Church help the poor.

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Alan Parrett

Alan was elected to the Board at the 2018 AGM.

After taking voluntary redundancy from BT, Alan and his wife Cheryl worked in Kasese, Uganda for the Church of Uganda, which is the EI Partner Church, from 2004 until 2011. Alan carried out discipleship work, which was primarily running Alpha Conferences for the main 5 denominations and building a team of trainers. In 2011 they moved to Kampala where they served as Country Directors until 2013 when they returned to the UK. Alan is very passionate to see EI expanding its work and will be using his time on the Board to fulfill this vision.

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John Raby

John was elected to the Board at the 2019 AGM.

John is a chartered accountant who worked in industry and has spent 30 years of his life in church leadership. He and his wife, Christine, have always had a keen interest in missions and after retirement, spent 2 years in Malawi with EI in 2013 to 2015. He acted as Grants Manager while Christine was working as a part-time doctor in Zomba General Hospital. He also has holds other trustee appointments including, in the literature ministry, CLC International Office.

John would like to see others using their skills to serve God in retirement and is delighted to be able to continue serving EI as a trustee.

Dave Varcoe

David Varcoe

Dave has been an EI Board member since 2001, Vice-Chair from 2004-2008, and Chairman from 2013-2017.

He went out with EI as a young 20 year old to Northern Uganda in 1984/5. He met his wife Ineke (on same team from Canada) and they married in 1986. They have two sons: Michael and Josiah. He is serving God as a Minister of a Church in Harrow, North West London.

Dave has led two summer teams to Tanzania and two to Malawi.