Who we are

National Committee

CEF of Britain board of trustees

The trustees of Child Evangelism Fellowship of Britain form the National Committee, which currently has 8 members. The National Committee meets three times a year to discuss the vision and direction of CEF and to ensure that the affairs of CEF of Britain are conducted properly.

David Cook


He has been involved in Christian ministry for 50 years. From 2005-2014 he and his wife Laraine led the “Prepared for Service” training course for FIEC churches. He is an elder, responsible for training and discipleship, in his church in Bournemouth. He has been on the CEF Board since 1999 and is our chairman since 2008. In January 2015 he was elected as chairman of the CEF Kilchzimmer Board. In September 2018 he was elected as a member of the International Board of Trustees at CEF HQ in Warrenton, Missouri to represent CEF Europe.

Stephen & Pam Garrett

(South West Europe Area Directors)

He has been a full-time worker with Child Evangelism Fellowship along with his wife Pam since 2012. Previously he was a pastor of a local church. After training in Switzerland and then as candidates in N. Ireland, They led the team in Belfast, N. Ireland for 3½ years. In 2016 they moved from Belfast to the countries of SW Europe, where for almost 2½ years they served as assistants to the Area Directors, Henry & Madeline Berry. From June 1st 2018 they have taken over full responsibility as Area Directors for these countries, one of which is Great Britain. Their one desire is to serve the GB’s National Board and its team of workers involved in direct ministry and through them reach the boys and girls of Britain with the gospel. Please pray for them as they travel to fulfil their duties in the 8 countries of SW Europe.

Jane Whitfield

She is a solicitor with extensive charity law expertise, advising on legal structures for charities, establishing new charities and dealing with their registration. She was a relative latecomer to the law, having obtained a music degree after leaving school in Devon. She is involved in music and worship at her own church and is keen to use all the gifts God has given her for His glory.

Alleyn Wilson

She has been involved with CEF in various capacities since 1978, including being a summer missionary, full-time worker and Good News Club teacher. She has pioneered a work in two schools in Livingston where she has organised a CEF outreach week during June and at the end of the summer term. She has now handed the responsibility for this schools’ work to Hannah Cashman because Alleyn has moved from Scotland to Plymouth. She is married to Paul, who served on the National Committee for several years.

John Helm


He is a chartered accountant and, following 15 years of employment in the City, now runs his own business assisting churches and charities with accounting, finance, governance and building projects. He lives in North London with his wife Natasha and three growing children, attending a local evangelical church with a strong vision for bringing the word of God to the local community.

Chris Holt


He has been linked with CEF in a voluntary capacity for more than 30 years and represents the East London Committee on the Board. Since September 2012 he and his wife Lynn are the Member Care Coordinators of CEF in Europe. He is a deacon at his home church where he is also involved in children’s work, currently as a Sunday School teacher.

Fiona Johnston

She was first involved with CEF work 40 years ago in Belfast. Subsequently, she has been involved in children’s and youth work in Northern Ireland, London, Philadelphia and now Cardiff in the various churches her husband, Mark, has served as minister. She is a full time carer for an adult disabled daughter and sometimes teaches French.

William Randall

He was converted from a non-Christian home. He is married to Hazel and they have two sons. He has been in Christian work for over 25 years, and is currently the Pastor of Hainault Road Baptist Church in east London. He is involved in the local Street Pastors, and has a great interest in sharing his faith with children, young people and their families.


CEF workers, volunteers and missionaries

Primrose Tshawe


She started working in the National Office (Poole) in February 2018, having seen the hand of the Lord open the door for her to be in this position. She is thankful to be a worker in the Lord’s vineyard through the work CEF is doing in Britain and she looks forward to seeing the gospel spread into the hearts of boys and girls all over the world. She lives in the south of England with her husband Lee-Roy, their dear daughter and are expecting their second child early August. She gives all the glory to God for all he has done and will do through the work of CEF.

Steve & Rachel Ball


They have been working with CEF for 20 years.

Prior to this Steve worked for The Office London Ltd for 14 years and Rachel worked as a Primary School Teacher for six years in Redbridge.

Steve takes school assemblies and classes. He works with local churches in Good News Clubs and Holiday Bible Clubs. In the Summer he organises a week of outdoor BibleZone Clubs with local churches. He is a co-opted school governor.

Rachel is involved in toddler groups and a Good News Club. She writes for CEF (Preschool series for CEF Europe and the new curriculum.) She has written for Go Teach Publications. Recently Rachel led a Workshop at the Playtime Conference. Her blog, Lettheirlightshine.com is a collation of Bible Stories and crafts.

Together they run Evangelistic Clubs with Lego®. They also deliver Teacher Training workshops.

Their aim is to serve local churches as they reach out into their communities with the Good News of Jesus.

You can find more information about the work by
visiting our East London page.

Eun Sook Geum


She is from South Korea and has established a work in West London through training, clubs and other outreaches. This is now led by those whom Eun Sook has trained in CEF ministry. Please pray for God to raise up a co-worker for her with whom this ministry can be strengthened and built up.

You can find more information about the work by
visiting our West London page

Claudine Uwizeye


She is developing a work in the Middlesbrough area through training, clubs and other outreaches.

You can find more information about the work by
visiting our Teesside (Middlesbrough) page.

Hannah Snodgrass


She arrived in Scotland in August 2018 and is based to the west of Edinburgh and Livingston. Her vision is to see the local churches and believers equipped to reach their communities children with the Gospel, disciple them, and then establish them in the church body. Her job is to partner with churches and believers in school’s ministries and outreach opportunities as well as providing resources and training. In a world that is becoming increasingly more secular and children are hardened to the good news of the Gospel at earlier ages than ever before, it is encouraging to join with believers and support churches in their work to reach their communities children and see them discipled. It is her desire to use what tools and experience the Lord has given to her so that the generation to come might know, even the children yet to be born… that they should put their confidence in God. (Psalm 78:6-8)

You can find more information about the work by
visiting our Scotland (Livingston) page.

Hanne Evans


She is a fully qualified teacher from Denmark and since 2005 worked with Child Evangelism Fellowship in three different countries helping the local churches to reach out to the children in their community. She is living in Port Talbot and leading the work of CEF of South Wales. She is a mum to three sons and a stepson and since 2016 a foster carer as well together with her husband Simon, who is an associate Pastor in Baglan Community Church.

You can find more information about the work by
visiting our South Wales (Port Talbot) page.

Monica Nechita


Monica moved in Birmingham with her family in 2014. She’s a mum to Andy, David and Emma and wife to Adrian. She attended the Children’s Ministry Leadership Course in Kilchzimmer in 2015 and started her ministry with CEF in her area in 2016. The verse that God used to speak to her is found in Mark 16:15, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.’ Monica’s vision is that every day in Birmingham, every nation (or nationality) and every child will have the opportunity to hear the Good News in children’s clubs, Sunday schools, toddlers groups, school assemblies and other outreach programmes.

You can find more information about the work by
visiting our West Midlands (Birmingham) page.


Philip & Denise Annett


They both trusted the Lord as children. He worked in banking and she was a Primary School teacher before they joined CEF as full time workers in 2001. They started as Local Workers before becoming assistant National Directors with CEF Ireland in 2007. In 2010 they became National Directors with CEF Ireland and led the ministry there for almost 6 years. At the start of 2016 they became Directors of Leadership and Ministry Development, working now on an International level. They are seeking to use their experience and gifts to help the National Committee develop the ministry further in Great Britain.

Alleyn Wilson


She strengthened a work in the Livingston area of Scotland, especially in schools. She has provided training and assisted in outreaches in other parts of Scotland on request, as time has allowed. She has recently moved to Plymouth. Hannah Cashman, a CEF Missionary from the USA, arrived in Scotland in September 2018. Part of Hannah’s CEF ministry is to take on the baton of the existing schools’ ministry from Alleyn.

You can find more information about the work by
visiting our Scotland (Livingston) page.


Six CEF missionaries from Britain are serving with CEF European Headquarters in Kilchzimmer, Switzerland.

Russell & Elizabeth Brooks

(CEF Europe Director of Development)

They have retired from serving as missionaries with CEF of Europe in April 2019.
(Their role as directors of development for CEF Europe and Central Asia started just over 12 years ago and before that for the previous 5 years Russell served on the National Board for CEF of Britain. They first came into contact with CEF when their children were very small and started going to the Saturday super club in Glasgow about 30 years ago. That started a love to reach children and they became CEF volunteers and it all progressed from there on in. Russell skills as a master builder and later on as a computer programmer and technician have been very useful in all of the projects they have to handle in the various countries they have to visit. Russell serves on various boards in the countries in Europe mainly in an advisory role as they develop new projects. They praise the Lord for all His goodness to us especially all the travelling on a weekly basis.)

Chris & Lynn Holt

(CEF Europe Member Care)

Viv & Margaret Stringer

(CEF Europe Business Manager)

If you would like to contact a local area worker, please go to the Locations page. For more information on how to receive regularly the prayer/news letter of a team member, please go to the Prayer Partner page.