Our staff

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Simon & Nicola Neal

In 2009 Simon, Nicola followed God’s calling to Uganda, the Pearl of Africa. They got to see life as it really is for those living in the slums of Kampala and became passionate about supporting people to change their lives for the better and have a real encounter with their heavenly Father. Since then, Revelation Life has grown to the team it is today – working with communities to see lasting change. They have now relocated to the UK to set up an International Office there and discover what God has planned for Revelation Life in the London area.

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“Its been amazing to see the dream that God put on our hearts over ten years ago unfold before our eyes. It’s a privilege to work alongside such an fantastic team, seeing God’s ways touch so many lives.”

John Cleverley

With experience of Africa and development from his time at Send a Cow, John is our Uganda National Director. He is excited about how the organisation can grow in Uganda’s urban areas, partnering with slum communities to see them become more able to solve their own problems together so their families can flourish.

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John Cleverley – Uganda National Director and his wife Sue

“Seeing people trained in new skills and ways of thinking is such a blessing! It’s a fantastic moment when someone living in a slum starts to have hope and dream again.”

The Uganda Team

We are very fortunate to have such a committed and enthusiastic team in Uganda. Every day they spend time with families in the communities where we work, building relationships: listening, training groups, giving practical support and praying with people. Through this simple, but effective, personal approach our team are able to see real changes in people’s lives and in difficult situations.

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The Uganda team

The UK Trustee Board

 

StephenStephen Wood – Chair of Trustees

Stephen is a retired Doctor who is married to Jeanne. During the Charismatic Movement in the UK he became involved with Charismatic House Church in Solihull, in which he became part of the leadership for many years. Stephen then studied Medicine, at the same time as leading the growing church. He worked in Hospital Medicine, General Practice, and then as a private Medical Consultant. Stephen and Jeanne moved to Somerset in 1986 helping in the leadership of a small but growing charismatic church in Glastonbury, then moving to Bath in 1996 to be part of Bath City Church, until 2013. Stephen maintained involvement in medical practice throughout his years in church leadership, until retiring from medicine in 2008. His current role is that of a prophetic teaching ministry, with a desire to encourage emerging Home Fellowships.

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Simon Call – Deputy Chair of Trustees

Simon is married with three children and attends Bath City Church. After graduating from Bath University, he spent a number of years in the IT industry, but switched careers to teaching in 2004. He is currently working at Monkton Senior School as a Physics teacher, having taught both Physics and Mathematics since joining the school. He and his wife also ran a boys boarding house in the school for five years, until taking a year out with their family to Uganda. The year was spent tutoring a number of students, whilst also working alongside Revelation Life. It was an incredible experience of God’s love, protection and sense of purpose. Having been a part of the Ugandan team, Simon was delighted to accept a position as a trustee in 2014 to help continue the amazing work that is done by Revelation Life.

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Charlene Hayden

Charlene has her own business specialising in charity design and marketing. She has worked in the field of international development since 2008, and loves seeing communities empowered to discover their potential and lift themselves out of poverty. In 2011 Charlene and her husband Rob joined our Ugandan team for a year to serve families living in the slums, manage and develop programmes and mentor national staff. Charlene draws upon this experience as well as her time working for Food for the Hungry and Tearfund to her role as Trustee.

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Mike Peters

Mike has been married to his wife Gill since 1980 and they have two grown up children. He is a chartered town planner and pursued this role within local government for just over 34 years before taking early retirement in 2010 as Director of Environment and Regeneration for the local council. Mike is a Trustee of King’s Church Amersham and is the church’s Community Projects Manager. He and Gill have been involved in all aspects of church life over the years, including children’s and youth work and also leading small midweek groups at various times. In 2010 Mike and Gill travelled for the first time to see the work of Revelation Life first hand and were totally inspired by all that they saw in the communities and by the team and the local people. Such was the impact that the work of the charity had on them that they returned to Uganda for a two/three week visit every year from 2010 to 2014.

RebekahRebekah Hammet

Currently working for the International Development charity World Vision UK as a Marketing Coordinator. Having graduated in 2013 from the University of East Anglia (UEA) with a BSc in International Development. She has experience of working for NGOs in West and East Africa including Uganda. Bekah joined the board in 2014 and is supporting on a new Fundraising Strategy alongside usual trustee duties. Favourite hobbies include netball, holidays and leading a ‘Transformers’ Sunday school team at church.

 

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 Simon Neal

Simon graduated from Bath University with a degree in Physics and worked in the IT Industry for 7 years. He moved on from there to join the senior leadership team at Bath City Church. He served Bath City Church as a Pastor for 8 years before moving to Kampala, Uganda with Nicola and his two children to start the work of Revelation Life. Simon is one of the founding trustees of Revelation Life and is passionate to see the work that he and Nicola began in 2009 to grow and flourish into all that it can be. Simon and the family relocated back to the UK in 2015 with the vision to see the work establish a foundation in the UK and grow the work in  Uganda as well as other areas in the world.