Who’s Who in MANNA?
Elizabeth lives in Oxfordshire with her family. She has been involved with Christian development work in Mozambique since 1995, running another small charity Maninga and visiting many times. She began working for MANNA in Oct ’14 and is constantly inspired by all it has done over the past 100 years and all it continues to do. In her spare time, she loves to play the ‘cello in a variety of settings.
John Tasker MA
Venerable Christopher Cunliffe
John Doble OBE
John (b. 1941) served in the Army 1959-69. He was in the Diplomatic Service 1969-99, during which time he had extensive experience of Africa, including postings in Mozambique 1978-81 (when he had considerable dealings with the Anglican churches in southern Mozambique and at Messumba, Niassa), Johannesburg (Consul General) 1990-94 and Swaziland (High Commissioner) 1996-99. In retirement he continues close involvement with Africa, serving five other charities there as well as MANNA.
Canon Rev. Philippa Boardman
Rev. Carla Vicencio Prior
Rev Canon Dr. Helen Van Koevering
Rev. Joe Moffatt
Jake lives in the USA and is seeking ordination in the Episcopal Church. He is studying at Yale Divinity School and has a MSc in World Christianity in which he particularly looked at global church partnerships. He visited Angola in 2015. Alongside his studies, Jake is a chapel minister at the Episcopal seminary at Yale and an intern at Church of the Holy Spirit, West Haven, Connecticut. To relax, he loves to follow sport, go on walks, and cook.
Ken worked for 28 years as a development engineer with the Church of England in Malaysia, Mozambique and Zambia and for a short time in Bophutatswana one of the South African Homelands.
During his 7 year stint in Mozambique he was responsible for electrifying the Mission station in Chambone. Most of his time was spent in Messumba in the north of the country where he met and married Eileen. He was responsible for upgrading the school and hospital there that had been damaged during the war for independence and together with Eileen helped to facilitate the peaceful hand over of power from the Portuguese administration to the Frelimo Government.
He returned to the UK and took up the post of Maintenance Manager for the Christian Alliance Housing Association in 1994 living in a flat at their Headquarters in Secker Street. He has retired and now lives in a Housing Co-operative flat in the Cut, where he is the Chair of the Management Committee. Has now lived in Waterloo for over 25 years.
Gilberto Da Silva Afonso
Gilberto is a native Angolan and has grown up in the UK. He holds a MSc in Defence, development and diplomacy from St John’s College, Durham University. Gilberto currently works as the Vocational Recruitment and Diversity and Inclusion Lead at Church Mission Society and he is passionate about seeing the message of the Jesus Christ transform people’s lives. In his spare time, he enjoys writing and composing music, running, cooking and enjoys travelling with his wife.