Our Board


The Biblica Europe Board

Find out more about the people at the heart of Biblica MENA-Eurasia. For safety reasons, we are not able to name our full staff team, but please join with us in praying for all Biblica staff, contractors and translators across the region, who are using their time and talents to bring God’s Word to those who need it most.

John Preston
Board Chair

John is Diocesan Secretary for the Church of England Diocese of Chichester, and was previously National Stewardship Officer for the Church of England.  He has a passion for helping Christians grow in their faith as they seek to follow Jesus in all aspects of their lives. He sees the Bible as absolutely central to that and was both delighted and honoured to be asked to join the Board in 2022.  He and his wife Jane have two grown up children and have been members of St John’s Church in Muxton, Telford for over twenty years.

Damon Harding

Damon Harding
Board Member

Damon is Partner in the Strategy, Leadership & Innovation division of Digital Works Group, a boutique Digital Transformation Consultancy. Prior to that he was Consumer Operations Director for the telecommunications company,  TalkTalk. He had a number of senior roles with Dixons Carphone and, latterly, TalkTalk Group and specialises in Business Transformation, with a focus on purpose, operational performance and efficiency. Damon is married to Theresa and lives in Hemel Hempstead with their four boys! He is also Chair of a local youth charity, Youth Across Hemel and is part of Soul Survivor Church in Watford.

Daria Novikova
Board Member

Daria is Eastern European Mission (EEM) Director for operations in Ukraine, currently also coordinating Humanitarian aid efforts to help people affected by the war in Ukraine. EEM is a non-profit organisation that is printing and distributing Bibles and Bible-based materials free of charge to help Christian Churches, Universities, students and teachers have access to God’s word. 
Daria said “I love the Lord with all my heart and love finding opportunities for spreading His word in my native country. I am blessed that my work with EEM and service at Biblica is reflective of this”.

Theresa Stone
Board Member

Theresa works at Jersey Road PR training charities, churches and businesses to give compelling media interviews and develop clear messaging to raise profile, voice and influence.  As a business, Jersey Road PR exists to give voice and influence to faith-based organisations through national, regional and Christian media.
Theresa draws from a wealth of experience working for international non-profits; Christian Solidarity Worldwide, Micah Challenge International, 24-7 Prayer, Prison Fellowship and The Prince’s Trust. She formerly worked as a broadcast journalist and holds her Master’s degree in multi-media Journalism. She is from a Polish Catholic, charismatic faith background and lives in Surrey – is married to Chris and they have two young children. They are part of a lively and connected Church of England community in Molesey.

Mark Pugh
Board Member

Mark has been the lead pastor of Rediscover Church since 2013 – a contemporary, creative and Spirit-filled church in the vibrant city of Exeter in the South-West of England. He has a heart to encourage and resource churches, particularly across the South West and has brought together teams to lead regional multi-denominational prayer events. 

He launched churchplantingacademy.com which equips people to plant churches across the South-West of England as part of a faith step to launch 100 new churches. Mark was a member of Elim’s National Leadership Team from 2010 to 2018; the National Director of Serious4God (now Limitless) from 2003 to 2013, he previously pastored at Birmingham City Church and Derby City Church and has developed a Youth Ministry Course at Regents Theological College.