New director for South Asian Concern
Kevin Wren is joining the SAC team to take over from Robin Thomson who retires after serving the charity for 19 years.
“Kevin is joining the team at a very exciting time” said Ram Gidoomal, Chair of Trustees. “We want to build on the work of the last 24 years. As the number of Asians in Britain reaches over 7% of the population, the opportunities for service are greater than ever. India and Pakistan are in the top three countries that foreign-born people in England and Wales come from. It’s a similar picture in the rest of Europe, where there have been large influxes of South Asians in Greece, Italy and several other countries recently. Asian Christians now number around 75,000 in the UK. Kevin’s experience will open new ways for us to equip churches to serve and reach out to Asian communities in their neighbourhoods and elsewhere.”
Kevin Wren, 47, joins the organisation from Jews for Jesus, where he was Chief Administrative Officer. He and his family lived in the Philippines for 7 years, working with OMF International. While there he learned two East Asian languages. He continued working with OMF in the UK, mobilising and preparing people for short- term mission service. He has also worked as a consultant, head of IT Strategy and Implementation in business and as an evangelist with the Church Army.
Kevin is married to Liz and they have 3 sons: Jonathan, Matthew and Daniel.
“I look forward to helping churches become excited about the breadth of South Asian Concern’s vision and enabling them to find new ways of being involved”, he said.
Robin Thomson has handed over responsibility for leading the team and is working part time, with focus on writing and training.
Posted on 29 January 2013, 12:36
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