Meet Our Team
Meet our team. We are passionate about demonstrating the love of God to Nepalis through the life-changing work of INF.
We see our role as resourcing INF’s work with prayer support, much needed funding, and volunteer workers to serve alongside Nepali colleagues.
John Reynolds is CEO of the INF/UK office. He works with a team of full-time and part-time staff: Iris [Fundraising Director], Phil [Fundraising], Catherine [Personnel], Lynda [Digital Resources], Esther [Supporter Care] and Peixin [Percy] [Finance and Database]. The team is also supported by Judith [Volunteer]. Abraham is a pastor who works with Nepalis in the UK and Europe.
INF/UK is based in Birmingham, and is part of the wider INF family.
John Reynolds [CEO]
"To be able to do what you enjoy every day, and feel you are contributing to the wellbeing of others, is a privilege few people enjoy. I am one of those fortunate few people. Add to this the even rarer privilege of being able to express my Christian faith through my work and you get a sense of why I think I have one of the best jobs in the world.
"INF is staffed by committed and passionate people. Working together is fun, inspiring, occasionally challenging, yet always purposeful with its focus on the least, poorest, and most marginalised in Nepali society.
"I cannot commend INF too highly to you, and I encourage you to engage and support it at whatever level you are able."
John joined INF as CEO in 1997, having enjoyed a first career in commercial banking. He married Bev in 1980, and together they have three daughters and nine grandchildren. Despite a very full family life he finds time for occasional walks in the hills surrounding Birmingham, reading about leadership and people development, and indulging his passion in all things gadget!
Meet Our Board Members
Michael Thomas [Chair]
Michael has spent many years leading mission to Arab world countries and in Bible translation for those who don’t have God’s word. He has also over 25 years working in commerce and industry.
Vijaya was born and raised in Kathmandu where she became a Christian in her teens. She has an extensive range of experience working with a variety of NGOs in Nepal including at board level. Vijaya now lives in Somerset with her husband [a former Gurkha soldier] and her daughter.
Andrew has had an interest in Nepal since 1985. In the 1990s he lived, with his family, in Surkhet and was involved in INF's medical work there. He now works as a GP in Bristol.
Hom Nath Dhakal
Hom Nath is a senior lecturer in Materials and Manufacturing at the University of Portsmouth. He has served as the General Secretary of the National Board of Habitat for Humanity, Nepal, and as a trustee of the South Asian Society in Plymouth.
Tom is an anaesthetic registrar, living in Chester with his wife Anna and his son Joel. He lived in Pokhara for three years as a child, and did his medical elective a few years later in Tansen.
Peter is an entrepreneur and business angel. He is an advocate of microfinance and has a growing microfinance initiative in Nepal. Peter is also Chair of Churches Together in Marlow.
Roger is an orthotist. He has experience of short term service with INF in Nepal and also lived in Nepal from the ages of one to ten when his parents were mission partners with INF.
David is married to Ann and has three adult children and three grandchildren. He is now retired. He worked in Nepal for 27 years with the United Mission to Nepal in various roles in the Education sector and in mission leadership. He also gave training to church leaders there in Integral Mission, and Forgiveness and Reconciliation."
Diane trained as a nurse and midwife before going to Nepal in 1988. She worked at Green Pastures hospital, the Jumla clinic and her final post was teaching nursing at the campus in Pokhara before returning to the UK in 1999. She has been a trustee on the UK board since 2006.
Bill spent the last 20 years of his career in senior financial and management roles in the global packaging industry. He has been married to Maggie for 38 years and they have 4 children and 7 grandchildren. His daughter, Esther, spent two years with INF in Nepal.