The Rev’d Paddy Beresford – Chair of the European Board and Trustee
I grew up in a ‘nominal’ Christian home and became a believer in Jesus when I was nineteen. I’ve been a minister since 1977, currently based at St John’s Church, Broadbridge Heath in Sussex, and involved in Jews for Jesus since it’s beginnings in Europe. I am married to Ann, and we have two daughters.
Kathy Peat – Secretary of European Board and Trustee
My only claim to fame is that I’m the niece of Irene Samson who was a missionary to Jews in South Africa for most of her life. She and her siblings escaped from Hamburg on the Kinderstransport. When I became a Christian I discovered that Irene had been praying for the whole family to come to Christ for decades. I met my husband at University where I read German and we have two 20-something children who are still at home. I work in the film industry and also as an Exam Invigilator.
Leon Taviansky – European Board Member and Trustee
I grew up in a Jewish family in Cape Town , South Africa and started to follow Yeshua in my early 20’s. I am a chartered accountant and have held various finance roles within multinational businesses operating across Africa and Europe. I am married to Hannah and we have two children.
Celia Bowring – European Board Member
I became a believer in Jesus when I went to college and I met some Christians. I also read ‘The Cross and the Switchblade’ by David Wilkerson which really made a deep impact on me. I am married to Lyndon and we have three grown up children. I am the author of two books and numerous articles and work as the prayer coordinator for CARE.