Michael began his working life in pharmacy management with Boots and then, after time at Oak Hill College, London, he served as one of the ministers at Beeston Free Church, Nottingham.
Michael is married to Rachel and they are very grateful for their four children, Bethia, Jemima, Benjamin and Nathanael. They joined UFM in 2012 and served as missionaries in South East Asia where the focus of their work was on training and equipping local believers to reach out to those from the majority religion.
Michael serves as an elder at Emmanuel Marlborough and is a member of the FIEC Pastors’ Network.
William BrownDeputy Director
William is Deputy Director and is responsible for the pastoral care and personnel processes of the mission.
William and his wife Rosalind, joined UFM in 1993. They served in Ivory Coast, West Africa as missionaries until they were evacuated in 2004. Following that, William was our Churches in Mission Coordinator in Ireland until he took up his current position as Deputy Director in September 2012. William and Rosalind have three daughters and two sons.
Jonathan RedheadFinance Director
Jonathan grew up in Cambridgeshire and attended a local Baptist church with his family from a young age. He became a Christian in his early twenties whilst at university. Jonathan is married to Helen who is a teacher and they have a son, Joshua. They are members of Swindon Evangelical Church. Jonathan and Helen moved to Swindon in 2008 when Jonathan started working for UFM as PA to the Directors. In 2014, Jonathan started his current role as UFM’s Finance Director. In his free time he enjoys sports (playing a bit, but watching mainly!) and outings with Josh to the park and cinema.
David MorrowArea Director based in Northern Ireland
David has a long association with UFM with two couples from his church serving as missionaries and through attending a UFM prayer group. David’s work background is a technical one, installing and providing remote support for a software product. He is an elder at Dundonald Baptist Church where he grew up and met his wife, Karen, they have two grown up children, Chris and Jennifer. Following his involvement in an Operation Centurion team to Brazil in 2012, David believed that God unsettled him with the thought that there was more that he could be doing for His kingdom. He subsequently joined the staff of UFM in April 2014.
Ruairidh MacLeanArea Director based in Scotland
Ruairidh is originally from the Isle of Lewis, in the Western Isles of Scotland and currently lives in East Kilbride.
After studying architecture and working in that sphere for a few years, Ruairidh trained for ministry in the Free Church of Scotland. He has previously served as the minister of a remote island congregation and worked for another mission organisation in Scotland. He has also been involved in Bible translation work and cross-cultural outreach, and serves as an elder in his local congregation. He is married to Peigi and they have three children.
Mary HodsonWomen’s Pastoral Worker
Mary was brought up in a Christian family and became a Christian at the age of 8. She trained as an Occupational Therapist and through this tested out mission opportunities in South Africa and China. However, God gave her the conviction that her role was in the UK, though with a heart for people from other cultures and those in need. In 2003, God brought Mary to Swindon and opened the door to start a church outreach to the homeless. Through this, God led Mary into pastoral ministry within the church, which became a part-time role as a pastoral worker for women. Mary has extensive experience of one to one work with ladies and has been developing her experience in biblical counselling. She has a keen heart for mission.
Rosalind BrownTCK Co-ordinator
Melanie CareyPersonnel Administrator
Gillian CarsonAdministrator, Northern Ireland
Mike ChalmersShort Term Mission and Operations Administrator
Alison ElliottOffice Administrator
Neil JenkinsFinance Administrator
Rachel LambertPersonnel and Administration Co-ordinator
Anna MarshallCommunications and Special Projects Administrator
Faith O'SullivanPersonnel Co-ordinator
Liz RajoWomen's Pastoral Worker
Alan VeaseyFinance Co-ordinator
Brandon NelsonArea Director for the Midlands, North West & North Wales
Brandon is originally from Birmingham, Alabama, but has called the UK home since 2008. He is married to Julia and they have four children. Before joining UFM in November 2018, he served in churches both locally and abroad. This included working alongside local believers in a church planting movement in West Africa and more recently pastoring a church in a diverse community on the outskirts of Leicester. In summer 2021, Brandon and his family hope to move to the US where he will begin his new role as Country Director of UFM Worldwide (USA). Find out more here.
Laura DannerCompliance and Administration, UFM Worldwide (USA)
Since Laura joined UFM she has been tasked with establishing and running the UFM Worldwide USA office in Birmingham, Alabama. After short term teams to Mexico and Papua New Guinea, and work with internationals in the US, she worked for four years as English teacher and service manager of an English language school in Turkey. She now additionally serves as Director of ESL and Friendship Partner’s in Briarwood PCA’s International Outreach program. Her elder daughter and family live in Birmingham, AL and her younger daughter and husband live in Portland, Oregon.