Dr. Jim Harries, Chairman
Jim Harries, PhD (theology), missionary, East Africa 1988 to date, Bible teaching to indigenous churches in African languages, reaching orphan children, hospital chaplaincy, prayer. Coptic Orthodox Church. Adjunct faculty, William Carey International University, California. Vulnerable mission empowers locals, enables intercultural community, facilitates missionary understanding, glorifies God.
Pete Stagg CFIIA ,CIA, FMAAT Treasurer of the Alliance for Vulnerable Mission is a Fellow Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (U.K.), a Certified Internal Auditor (U.S.) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (U.K. and Ireland). He also holds a teaching qualification and in 1995 graduated from the Equipped for Ministry program of New Frontiers International. Pete is an expert in Systems Based Auditing and has been a visiting lecturer in the subject at the University of Central England and on training programmes for senior government internal auditors in Poland and Turkey. He has authored a number of protocols for the Romanian Government relating to Internal Audit. Pete is currently retired, which gives him ample time to look after the finances of AVM. He is a trustee of a local collage and also volunteers within the local Church and community. Married to Diane, they have three mature children and one granddaughter.
Dr Nick Henwood, his wife Rosalind and their 2 daughters spent 9 years serving in Nepal with the United Mission to Nepal and Medecins du Monde. During those years they sought to acquire good language skills, and to live and work appropriately in an economically under-resourced context. Retuning to the UK Nick, with a colleague Ted Lankester, founded Arukah Network (formerly Community Health Global Network). This network fosters learning and relationships between community practitioners in local Clusters in Kenya, north India and Tanzania.
Ros is Chaplain for International Students at Leicester University.
Nick teaches on Christian Medical Fellowship’s annual Developing Health Course – on the Community Health day. He urges participants to re-think healthcare mission. This is an uphill task, as it’s hard for medics to shed the “I can fix you” mentality – an attitude that he admits all too easily surfaces in himself too. Nick affirms: “I am increasingly convinced that, to be Christ-like, we’d better leave our English language, our Pounds Sterling, and our overdeveloped self-confidence behind, and engage with people in their language, their context and on their terms.”
Nick has been a board member of AVM since Sept 2019.
Deborah Bernhard, from Oregon USA, Community Vision International. Focuses on the Buddhist World, researching, writing, coaching, and training on effective approaches to sharing the Good News. Pioneered the Rethinking Forum for the Buddhist World; a network of contextual practitioners seeking to change the status quo. Currently living in Germany.