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

Working with the board of trustees and the Senior Leadership Team, John oversees the work of Crosslinks at home and around the world. 


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.

Mark Hackett

Director of Finance and Operations

Mark has responsibility for all financial matters and the support infrastructure that underpins the work of Crosslinks.

Rupert ShelleyRupert Shelley

Director of Mission Partnerships

Rupert leads the partnerships team and is responsible for growing healthy relationships between local churches in the UK and mission partners and projects overseas.   

Ade Adeoye

Donations 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.

Helen Burns

Church Partnerships Co-ordinator

Helen works to make sure that churches have healthy partnerships with their mission partners. She arranges church visits, processes income and visits church prayer meetings.

Peter Gordon


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 helps care for all Crosslinks long-term mission partners. She organises selection and orientation conferences, manages budgets, arranges home leave and does other admin.

Fran Kirby

Digital Content Creator

Fran helps you connect with our mission partners by producing digital content for our website and social media channels. She also designs for our print communications.

Justine Koukoulis

HR and Office Coordinator 

Justine supports the Operations Manager and Accountant with HR, administration and internal policies. Justine also manages the London office and relationships with external service providers.

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. 

Margaret McGuire

Mission Partnerships Enabler

Margaret helps our mission partners to play an effective role in financing their ministries. She helps individuals to engage with the work of Crosslinks, including through our membership program, and administers funding from legacies and trusts.

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.

Ana Muriel

Executive Assistant to Leadership Team

Ana provides administrative support for the Leadership Team. She also organises Crosslinks events and undertakes various research projects.

Jaki NorthJaki North

Short-term Mission Co-ordinator

Jaki is involved in all aspects of sending short-term volunteers. She organises placements for church and gap year teams as well as individuals and couples. She also looks after our project partners

Polly Standring

Communications Content Developer

Polly helps mission partners connect with both Crosslinks and their supporters back home. As well as ensuring Crosslinks' internal communications run smoothly, she also oversees the writing of our external communications.

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.


Richard Balmer

Ireland Team Leader

Richard leads the team based in the Belfast office and oversees the work of Crosslinks in Ireland. He helps local churches get involved in global mission by developing relationships with mission partners and sending people on mission overseas.

David Armstrong

Staff 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

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

Pam Smyth

Office Administrator

Pam undertakes financial and general administration for the Ireland office.