South Asian Concern is a registered charity led by a team of staff and trustees based in King’s Cross, London UK. You can find out who’s who and more about them here.
Kevin Wren – Director
Kevin has worked in the UK and overseas helping people understand and know Jesus within their culture. He has both a missionary and business background and brings experience, humour and a down-to-earth perspective to the team. He is married with three sons, will invariably be seen travelling by motorbike and is a lifelong Arsenal supporter.
As well as leading the team, Kevin is involved in all of SAC’s training courses and events and is very happy to speak at churches across the country and meet with pastors to discuss how SAC can best serve them.
Robin Thomson – Partner
Robin spent 20 years in India teaching and training church leaders. He works part-time with SAC, writing and teaching on cross-cultural understanding with the South Asian communities. He is married to Shoko and they have two children and four grandchildren. Robin has written many books and resources and you can buy his latest book ‘Engaging with Hindus’ here. He also helps with training the UK church to reach out to people from South Asia.
Usha Reifsnider – Church Relations Manager
Usha is British Gujarati from the West Midlands. She and husband Matt have been missionaries for almost 30 years focusing on migrants and refugees primarily associated with the Middle East.
Alongside her work connecting with churches on behalf of SAC Usha is a post-graduate student at the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, researching the Hindu diaspora in England and their engagement with the local church. She enjoys being a mum of two children and long distance running.
Rosey Johnson – Communications Manager
As Communications Manager Rosey is responsible, amongst other things, for this website! Before coming to SAC she worked for many years as a Christian schools worker but has also been part of the Fundraising Department at her local Hospice and, at one time, ran the enquiry line for Kent Tourism. When not staring at the computer Rosey enjoys visiting National Trust houses, walking long distance footpaths and playing her flute.
Daryl Booth – Administrative Manager
Daryl joined SAC in January 2016. Prior to coming to South Asian Concern, he studied theology and has worked in both church and chaplaincy ministry. Daryl lives with his two cats and is a dedicated Southampton FC supporter!
Teresa Echevarria – Accountant
Teresa is South Asian Concern’s Accountant. She has vast experience in the private and philanthropic sectors. She was born into a Mexican Christian family and has followed Jesus throughout her life. Teresa’s favourite pastimes are hiking around Europe and cooking traditional Mexican food.
Ram is Chairman of South Asian Concern. He comes from a Hindu background and moved to the UK in the 1960s following persecution of Asians living in East Africa. You can watch a short video of his faith journey here (filmed in 1994).
Ram has a background in business and was awarded a CBE in 1998. He is married to Sunita and they have three grown up children and seven grandchildren. He is the author of a number of books including Lions, Princesses, Gurus: Reaching Your Sikh Neighbour and Chapatis For Tea: Reaching Your Hindu Neighbour.
Sunita is Treasurer of South Asian Concern and oversees the accounts function. She has a background in administration and finance.
Sunita is married to Ram and they have three grown up children.
Suneel comes from a Hindu background and started following Jesus a number of years ago. He has worked in a variety of sectors, and been a trustee of different charities since 2000. Currently an IT consultant and the Facilitator of the International Sindhi Partnership, he is married to Susan and has a teenage son.
Deepak is a Sindhi who was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Japan. He has spent the past 30 years in Europe, working in business and now operates as a management consultant and international speaker. He is married to Celia and has two sons. He has been a trustee of South Asian Concern for 20 years.
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