Our Team

Find out more about the people and passion at the heart of Biblica Europe in our Team and Board profiles.

Nigel Pope, Board Chairman

Nigel Pope

Board Chairman

Nigel is a Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years experience working for companies in the real estate sector. He is currently Finance Director of Marick Real Estate. Nigel joined the Biblica Board in 2011, and enjoys being part of such an inspirational organisation with a clear heart to spread the Gospel and help people read and understand the Bible. Nigel lives and works in London, where he attends an Anglican church in the south of the city.

Bishop Ken Good, Board Member

Bishop Ken Good

Board Member

Since his ordination Ken has served as a Church of Ireland rector and as a Secondary School teacher and chaplain.  He has been Bishop of Derry and Raphoe since 2002.  Having used the NIV throughout his ministry, he was very willing to join the Board of Biblica when invited to do so in 2013.  He is very committed to bible translation and distribution, as well as to making the scriptures accessible in Ireland and elsewhere.

Damon Harding, Board Member

Damon Harding

Board Member

Damon is Partner in the Strategy & Leadership division of Digital Works Group, a boutique Digital Transformation Consultancy. Prior to that he was Director of Operations & Billing for the TalkTalk Consumer division with responsibility for Supply Chain & Logistics, Provisioning, Billing, Collections & Fraud. He had a number of senior roles with Dixons Carphone and, latterly, TalkTalk Group and has specialised in transformation of operational performance and efficiency. Damon is married to Theresa and lives in Hemel Hempstead with their four boys! He is actively involved in South Hill Church where he is part of the youth work leadership team.

Gareth Russell, Board Member

Gareth Russell

Board Member

Gareth Russell is Director at Jersey Road PR and has served on the Board since 2012. The company works with charities and issue based organisations to help shape their communications and engage with media. Jersey Road PR has particular expertise in working with faith–based charities, equipping them with the knowledge and tools to tell their story better. Gareth is married to Andi and lives in Stony Stratford. He is passionate about helping people release the potential of the Bible and see the word of God influencing every aspect of their lives.

Elaine Duncan, Board Member

Elaine Duncan

Board Member

Elaine is the Chief Executive of the Scottish Bible Society. Elaine is not only enthusiastic about people having a Bible in their own language, also in helping people understand it and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ through it. Elaine’s previous employment was with Scripture Union Scotland (11 years) and the Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship (14 years). She has a degree in Behavioural Sciences (psychology) and worked for 18 months in a psychiatric unit. Elaine is originally from Cumbria. She now lives in Glasgow, works in Edinburgh and supports the Scottish rugby team!

Gillian Fitch, Board member

Gillian Fitch

Board member

Gillian has been quietly observing the ministry of Biblica for many years as her husband Michael has been serving as a global board member of Biblica. She is excited to be part of the Biblica Europe board spreading the message of Christ’s love by bringing Scripture in contemporary languages to so many people. Gillian has had two recent mission trips to northern Uganda, including distributing “Dear Theo” to school children. Qualified as a solicitor in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Gillian has four sons, two dogs, four urban hens and she tutors saxophone for a local music charity. She is involved in hospitality ministry in Fitzroy church in south Belfast. Gillian loves cooking, music, drama, art and crafting – especially when her skills can be used in worship of God and in revealing the beauty of his Kingdom to those around her.

Stephen Cave, Chief Ministry Officer

Stephen Cave

Chief Ministry Officer

Stephen joined Biblica in 2011 in the role of Executive Director for Europe. He now serves as Biblica’s Chief Ministry Officer with direct responsibility for leading Biblica’s seven regional teams, as well as overseeing global translation, publishing engagement and partnerships.

Mark Finnie, Director for Partnerships & Publishing

Mark Finnie

Director for Partnerships & Publishing

Mark joined Biblica in August 2011 and works in the role of Director for Partnerships & Publishing. He has responsibility for overseeing publishing, distribution and access to new translations across Europe. He is also responsible for the development of new ministry partnerships to increase access to Biblica translations and engagement with God’s Word. Mark lives in Penrith with his wife and family, where he attends Penrith Methodist Church.

Jim Courter, Director for Translation

Jim Courter

Director for Translation

Jim has worked with Biblica since 1992. His role involves overseeing all of Biblica Europe’s Bible translation projects, and interacting with translators and revisers for each of our projects. This detailed role also involves checking translations verse by verse and comparing each verse with the original language texts. Jim lives and works in Israel, along with his wife Chelle, where he is also completing a doctoral thesis at the University of the Holy Land. Jim and Chelle have three grown up children and three grandchildren and worship at the King of Kings congregation in Jerusalem.

Ioan Giosanu, European Area Translations Manager

Ioan Giosanu

European Area Translations Manager

Ioan has worked in partnership with Biblica since 2000 on various translation projects but officially joined the Biblica team in January 2017 as European Area Translations Manager. His role involves assessing the need for Bible translations and revisions in various countries, forming translation teams in partnership with churches and Theological schools, checking the progress and maintaining the accuracy of Biblica Europe’s Bible translation projects. He is also helping on the technical side of our global translation work, which involves ensuring the smooth transition of Biblica’s projects from Paratext to publishing. Ioan lives in Little Sutton, north west Cheshire, with his wife, Mirela, and their children Lucas and Lois. He worships at Upton Baptist Church.

Val Henry, Finance Manager

Val Henry

Finance Manager

Val joined the team in July 2016 in the role of Finance Manager. Originally from Northern Ireland, Val spent time working in Scotland and England having qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Val is enjoying now living in Portrush, five miles from the Giant’s Causeway. She enjoys using her regular commute to Belfast on the train to catch up on reading and sermons!

Nicola Bell, Finance Administrator

Nicola Bell

Finance Administrator

Nicola joined Biblica in June 2012 in the role of Finance Administrator. This involves raising invoices, processing donations and making sure our suppliers are paid on time, as well as dealing with customer queries and general office administration. Nicola lives in Bangor with her husband Andy and daughters Aliyah and Sophia, and attends Hamilton Road Presbyterian Church.

Oli Proctor, European Partnerships Manager

Oli Proctor

European Partnerships Manager

Oli joined Biblica in February 2016 in the role of European Partnerships Manager. His role involves facilitating the growth of Biblica’s translation, publishing and ministry partnerships across mainland Europe. By increasing and developing partnerships with ministry organisations, publishers and churches we can better resource mission work across the region. Oli lives with his wife and son in the north of England where they serve their local church.

Trevor Wilson, UK Partnerships Manager

Trevor Wilson

UK Partnerships Manager

Trevor joined the Biblica team in February 2016 and works in the role of UK Programmes Coordinator. His role involves developing and promoting programmes, such as Community Bible Experience, across the UK and Ireland and providing support to churches and organisations participating in CBE. Trevor is married to Katie and they have two daughters – Niamh and Anabeth. They live in Belfast and are members of Belfast City Vineyard where Katie works as the Kid’s Pastor and they are both involved in the Pastoral Care Team.

Catherine McKinley, Operations and Communications Manager

Catherine McKinley

Operations and Communications Manager

Catherine joined Biblica in March 2013 and works in the role of Operations and Communications Manager. This involves overseeing and co–ordinating operations and administration, and also co–ordinating our communications and marketing. Catherine lives in Newtownards with her husband Bobby and Cocker Spaniel called Jake, and attends Scrabo Hall.

Laura Nelson, Digital Communications Officer

Laura Nelson

Digital Communications Officer

Laura joined Biblica in March 2011 and currently works in the role of Digital Communications Officer. This involves overseeing Biblica’s digital communications and social media channels and also managing any current audio bible translation projects. Laura is married to James and they have two sons called Luke and Toby. They live in Lisburn, where they attend Seymour Street Methodist Church.

Joanne Wardlow, Team Administrator

Joanne Wardlow

Team Administrator

Joanne joined Biblica in January 2017. Her role as Team Administrator involves assisting with travel arrangements, meetings and with the daily running of the office.
Joanne originally from Dublin now lives in Carryduff. She is married to David and together they worship at Saintfield Road Presbyterian Church.

Sarah Farling, Graphic Designer

Sarah Farling

Graphic Designer

Sarah is from Belfast and works in graphic design and communications for several Christian organisations. Sarah lives in Jordanstown and she worships at Dundrod Presbyterian Church.

Roy Gamble, Finance Administrator (Temp)

Roy Gamble

Finance Administrator (Temp)

Roy is married to Isobel and both of their children are married. They have five grandchildren (4 boys and 1 girl) with two of the boys in second stage education. Roy was formerly a Youth Worker for Baptist Union of Ireland; spent 19 years as Ireland Director for SIM (Serving in Mission); and more recently served as Associate Pastor in Windsor Baptist Church, Belfast from where he retired in 2015. At present they retain their membership at Windsor.

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