We have two primarily Arab teams in the Gulf and North Africa, and support offices in the UK and USA.
Our team in North Africa specialises in 3D animation, filmmaking training and women's work. Our charitable organisation is also based in North Africa.
Renee Cloud, North Africa Director
Renee joined the North African team in 1988 after graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She started with administrative work and soon was trained in other areas of the organization, such as TV script-writing, media production, media training, marketing and distribution, business development and fundraising. Renee was the head of MEM's social arm for its first 10 years after it was established in 2005, before becoming director of the North Africa operation. Renee has been married since 1990 and has two daughters and a son, and considers growing up in MEM to be God’s blessing for her life and the life of her family.
If you're interested in communicating with our North Africa team, please get in touch via the UK or US offices - contact information here.
Our team in the Gulf was established in 2007 and specialises in empowering believers from a Muslim background.
Wayne Larson, Gulf Director
Wayne began his career in TV and radio, before feeling called to help start MEM’s North Africa-based production ministry over 30 years ago. Whilst there he helped with the launch of one of the Middle East’s first Christian satellite television stations, SAT-7. Wayne led the North Africa team until 2004, when he assumed the role of New Venture Director for MEM. After being challenged by Leina, a believer from the Gulf who saw the need for a Gulf-based media ministry to teenagers, the Gulf team was established in 2007. Wayne now oversees the Gulf team, where his role includes providing mentoring to start-up media groups, leading the Gulf team and empowering the people of the land.
If you're interested in communicating with our Gulf team, please get in touch via the UK or US offices - contact information here.
UK & Europe
The UK & Europe team exists to support the work of the North Africa and Gulf teams, through fundraising and raising awareness.
Caroline Frohwein, Director
Caroline has been MEM's European Director since 2012. She comes from a business and arts background, and also worked for several years with political asylum seekers from the Middle East. Caroline is responsible for fundraising and developing working partnerships for the organisation in the UK and Europe, as well as leading the team in the UK. Caroline is currently on sabbatical until October 2017, so in the meantime please contact Jolita, our Interim Director, at email@example.com.
Jolita Vadopalaite, Interim Director
Jolita joined MEM as a trustee in 2013 and was chair of the board from 2015 until May 2017, before joining the staff team as Interim Director. She has 9 years of experience working in the world of arts and culture, as a tour & events manager, producer and strategy & research consultant. For the last six years, Jolita worked for a large church in South London, where her role included managing the mission budget & church partnerships. Jolita would love the opportunity to meet with you and share our projects in more detail. If you are interested in knowing more or funding our work, you can contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emily Shurmer, Communications Manager
Emily joined the team in 2015 and is based in Bath, UK. After graduating from the University of Exeter with a BA in International Relations, Emily worked as a freelance writer in the West Bank alongside completing an editorial internship at the Palestine-Israel Journal in East Jerusalem. She has since worked as a technical writer and as Communications Officer at Jubilee Centre, a Christian social reform thinktank in Cambridge. Emily is responsible for our communications such as Prayer & Praise, as well as assisting with fundraising. You can contact her directly at email@example.com.
Christian Frohwein, Development Coordinator
Christian is currently based in Buxton, Derbyshire and also joined the team in 2015. Christian serves as the point of contact for supporters in the North of the UK, and is a dedicated fundraiser. He has a BA in Theology from the University of Chester. Christian has lived in various areas of the Middle East during his early life as well as volunteering in the region as an adult, through which he gained a passion for the culture and the people of the region. If you have any queries regarding gaining information on particular projects or finding out how you can support us, please contact Christian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Simon Lever, Administrator
Simon joined the team in 2015 and is based in London. A graduate geochemist, he has worked in both business and charity development. More recently, as an administrator, he has worked part-time for a number of charities including a large regional theatre, several law centres in London and was the academic administrator in a theological college. He has also worked with torture victims as a psychodynamic therapist. Outside of work, he keeps sheep and chickens, and is refitting a narrowboat. You can contact him at email@example.com.
European Board of Trustees
Ben Care (Vice-Chair)
Fiona Holmer (Vice-Chair)
Graeme Johnstone (Chair of Trustees)
You can contact our USA team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board of Reference
Baroness Caroline Cox, UK
Rev Colin Chapman, UK
Rt Rev Dr Bill Musk, UK
Rev. Frog and Amy Orr-Ewing, UK
Mrs Robyn Claydon, Australia
Dr Edward R Dayton, USA
Bishop Derek L Eaton, New Zealand
Dr Walter Liefeld, USA
Rev Eberhard Troeger, Germany
Dr Dudley Woodberry, USA