Jolita Paton, Interim European Director

As of October 2017 Jolita has been appointed as our Operations Director having previously been with MEM since 2013 in the capacity of trustee and Board Chair, she is currently based in London. Jolita spent 9 years working in the international culture and arts sector, with responsibility for events in design sector, opera production, touring, management, strategy and research. Jolita is responsible for day to day operations, also working with UK and European Trusts, churches and developing major connections. She would love to have a coffee with you - please drop her a line at


James Baldock, Communications Manager

James joined the team in 2018 and is based in Worcester. He has worked as a communications specialist for several international Christian organisations and is passionate about the mission of the Church. While recently graduating with a Masters Degree in Theology, James focused his dissertation on why effective communication is vital for Christian communicators. He is responsible for communication and is excited to report back on the transformative work of MEM. You can reach James at


Jess Davidson, Team Assistant & Advocates Scheme

Jess has been with us since October 2018. She heads up our advocacy scheme as well as being an assistant to the rest of the team. Jess grew up in the Middle East and went on to study Middle Eastern Studies at SOAS, London. Having previously worked in digital marketing she now works part-time in safeguarding within a sport setting. Jess is hugely passionate about the Middle East and is excited to see the work grow. If you’re interested in volunteering for MEM please do get in touch with Jess as she would love to chat to you or even buy you a piece of baklava! You can contact her through

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

European Board of Trustees

David Hodgson
Fiona Holmer
Graeme Johnstone (Chair of Trustees)
Jonathan Morris
Rosemary Summerfield
Brian Taylor
Hannah-Rivkah Martin-Thomas
Maria Corlis


Terry Zimmer, USA Director

Terry is our USA Director and joined the team in 2016. You can contact her at


Wayne Larson, International 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, who saw the need for a Gulf-based media ministry to teenagers, the Gulf team was established in 2007. Wayne co-led the Gulf team until 2017, when he became MEM's International Director. He is now based in the USA.

Board of Reference

Rev Colin Chapman, UK
Mrs Robyn Claydon, Australia
Baroness Caroline Cox, UK
Dr Edward R Dayton, USA
Bishop Derek L Eaton, New Zealand
Dr Walter Liefeld, USA
Rt Rev Dr Bill Musk, UK
Rev. Frog and Amy Orr-Ewing, UK
Dr Hugh & Marion Osgood, UK
Dr Dudley Woodberry, USA