North America Team 

1597332522121 Lorianne Merritt, Executive Director, Christianity Explored North America
Trained as an industrial engineer, Lorianne transitioned in her career to serve churches and faith-based non-profits. With a seminary degree in theology and a heart for hospitality, she has a passion to equip churches and to help people grow in love with Jesus and Scripture. She and her husband live in Nashville. 
Kevin Allen Kevin Allen, Senior Ministry and Training Director, Christianity Explored North America
Kevin focuses on developing the ministry in the western regions of both the US and Canada. He completed his Master of Divinity degree in 2000, and was ordained at Village Seven Presbyterian Church in Colorado Springs, where he served as one of the pastors since 1997. Kevin and his wife live in Oregon.
john k John Kivell, Canada Regional Director, Christianity Explored North America
Canada's motto is taken from Psalm 72:8, 'May he have dominion from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth!' After a career in business, John's desire is to see his home country become once again where God's name is honoured. John is based in Alberta.
LW headshot Lauren Welch, Communications Manager, Christianity Explored North America
Lauren's background is in publishing, writing, and social media design. Her passion is using creativity to share the Gospel and she's excited to do this at CE NA. She lives in South Carolina.


UK team

daisy Daisy Addington, Communications Coordinator
After graduating from Kingston University, London where she studied English Literature and Creative Writing, Daisy went on to work for UCCF for a year completing their graduate programme. She brings her communication skills to the team at CEM. She is currently based in London.
Kay Carter Kay Carter, UK National Director 
Kay’s background is in print and digital journalism, with a brief spell working in Parliament for a human rights group. She now puts her skills to use for charities which have a communications focus and lives in north London with her husband and two daughters. 
Dave Cornes Dave Cornes, Associate Youth Evangelist  
Dave Cornes is a speaker, host, and presenter. He is most passionate about growing disciples who make disciples and loves to equip young people to change the world for Jesus. Since 2014 he has served as Head of Youth at St James Muswell Hill, where he also leads Equip, a regional conference for Youth and Children’s workers.
Craig Craig Dyer, Training Director
After pastoring for 20 years, Craig joined our team to train church leaders how to use our resources and encourage evangelism in the local church. Craig's role takes him all over the globe and he lives with his family near the airport in Glasgow.
Louanne Louanne Enns, Operations Manager
Louanne puts her years of experience in administration, both in secular and Christian organizations, to good use at CEM. Originally from British Columbia, Canada, Louanne now lives with her husband in London.
Nicola Nicola Fisher, Office Manager
Nicola comes from an administrative background within recruitment and now coordinates the office and financial administration at CEM. She currently lives in East London.
Phil Phil Grout, Marketing Manager
Phil oversees our marketing and digital strategy and comes to us from a publishing background. He lives in South West London.
Stephen James Stephen James, Director of Prison Ministry
Stephen joined the team to help develop our courses for prisons, after spending time in prison himself.  Stephen and his family currently live in Swansea, Wales. Read his story
Grace McDowell Grace McDowell, Evangelism Assistant
Grace works with Rico Tice and supports the administrative front of his ministry, coordinating courses and other evangelistic events at All Souls Church. She is from Northern Ireland but now calls London home.
Eileen Nitao, Ministry Contact Coordinator
Eileen registers new courses and manages and updates our database. She lives in South West London and also works for a church teaching English to immigrant and refugee families.
Ian Roberts, Chief Executive
Ian joined the team as Director of Resources, taking on his current role in 2011. He studied Economics at Bristol and Evangelism at Trinity College, Bristol and currently lives just outside London with his family.
JubiracyFilho 2017 WB (2 of 17 Jubiracy da Silva, Product Development Manager
Before joining us, Jubi pastored in Brazil and studied at Regent College, Vancouver. Having written courses for the Brazilian church, he is now excited to help update our materials and work with CEM supporters. He lives with his wife in North West London. 
Robin Robin Turton, Region and UK Prison Ministry Coordinator
Robin came to Christ late whilst serving as a police officer. In 2010, on retiring he became a regional coordinator and latterly widened the role to include UK prison ministry. In 2017 he moved from Edinburgh to Hawick to help gospel growth in the Scottish Borders.


East Asia Team

daisy Tim Philips, National Director of Christianity Explored Malaysia
Having served as an ordained Anglican minister in the Diocese of West Malaysia for several years, Tim is the first National Director for Christianity Explored Malaysia. He is passionate about seeing the local church equipped to minister the gospel to every people, tribe and tongue. Tim grew up in the UK, but now lives in Kuala Lumpur with his Malaysian wife Melissa and their three children.



Barry Barry Cooper
Barry was a comedy writer and actor before he turned author, trainer and speaker with Christianity Explored. He studied English at Oxford and theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, USA. Barry now lives in Florida with his wife. He has written and presents on Life Explored and Discipleship Explored.
Nate Morgan Locke
Nate has a passion for reaching youth with the Gospel. He is the author and presenter of the SOUL series as well as helping develop many of our other resources, including Life Explored. Nate lives in the US with his family and is currently attending seminary.
Rico Rico Tice
Rico is the Senior Minister, Evangelism at All Souls Church, Langham Place, the birthplace of Christianity Explored. He continues to equip believers to share their faith in Jesus, as well as develop new material through this active ministry. He lives in London with his family.

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