The staff at Crosslinks work hard to keep our mission partners doing what they do. They’re also all eager to help you play your part in God's global plan. 

John McLernon

Mission Director

John works with the board of trustees and the leadership team to ensure that we have the right people in the right place doing the right thing in the right way, in order to achieve our gospel ambitions.

LONDON OFFICE

Beth Buchanan

Director of Mission Personnel

Beth is primarily responsible for our long-term mission partners. She is involved in their selection, deployment and ongoing pastoral care, which includes overseas visits and debriefs.

Jamie Read

Director of Mission Partnerships

Jamie previously served in ordained church ministry and as a Crosslinks mission partner. He now brings this experience together to help churches play their part in God’s mission locally and globally.

Ade Adeoye

Mission Partnerships Team Administrator and Data Analyst

Ade receives your donations, looks after the database and keeps your details up-to-date. He also analyses the data and monitors trends in giving.

Daisy Bartholomew

Short-term Mission Co-ordinator (Teams), Projects and Schools of Biblical Training

Daisy organises church and gap year team placements and manages the support of our mission projects. Daisy also oversees our bible training conferences.

Lynda Blake

Administrator

Lynda is usually the first to greet anyone contacting Crosslinks whether in person, on the phone or by email. She works in the background to ensure the smooth running of the London office.

Helen Burns

Church Partnerships Co-ordinator

Helen liaises with churches and makes sure that healthy partnerships are maintained between them and our mission partners. She arranges church visits, processes income and visits church prayer meetings.

Peter Gordon

Accountant

Peter manages Crosslinks' financial systems, ensuring accuracy and transparency. He also prepares the annual accounts and reports for the board of trustees and Charities Commission.

Dee Hemingway

Mission Personnel Facilitator

Dee supports the Director of Mission Personnel in helping to care for long-term mission partners. Her work includes organising  selection and orientation conferences, managing budgets, arranging home leave and general administration.

Louise Hopkins

Communications Team Leader

Louise writes and designs for all the print and digital communications Crosslinks produces. This includes the Crosslinks magazine, all our partnership resources and the Crosslinks blog.

Justine Koukoulis

PA to John McLernon and Director of Finance and Operations (DFO)

Justine assists John McLernon with his inbox, diary, travels, speaking appointments and recruitment. She also assists with pensions, facilities and board of trustees issues.

Ian Marden

BEST Co-ordinator

Ian manages the BEST study partner scheme. Ian is in regular contact with all our study partners to encourage them, ensure they're making good progress and find out how we can pray for them. 

Chris Mukhtar

IT Manager

Chris is responsible for the secure and effective operation of our IT systems. He manages all the hardware and software that support our website, accounting and data facilities.

Andrew Taylor

Accounts Assistant

Andrew works with Peter Gordon in the day-to-day management of our financial systems. He processes and allocates all the income and the payments to Crosslinks partners.

Peter Tibbott

Operations Manager

Pete manages our administrative operations and ensures that mission partners are supported well, making partnerships between you and them as easy as possible. 

Joel Upton

Media Content Developer

Joel runs all our social channels and creates lots of videos and online media to help connect you with our people and projects. He also sends out mission partner prayer letters to keep you informed with the latest ministry updates and prayer requests.

BELFAST OFFICE

David Armstrong

Short-term Mission and Young Adults Worker

David co-ordinates short-term individuals and teams from Ireland. Part of his work is visiting student and youth groups to teach about God’s mission and encourage young people to get involved.

Valerie Gibson

Activities and Relationships Co-ordinator (currently on maternity leave)

Valerie organises and co-ordinates Crosslinks day conferences, regional events and prayer meetings in Ireland. She also ensures that relationships with Irish churches and individuals are supported and resourced.

Colin Morris

Ireland Staff Worker

Colin builds mission understanding and engagement among children and youth in Ireland. He oversees summer camps, provides training for youth leaders and speaks at churches.

Pam Smyth

Office Administrator

Pam undertakes financial and general administration for the Ireland office.