Meet the Team2019-05-02T12:29:10+00:00

Meet the Team

Jason Lane
Jason LaneInternational Director
Jason founded Innovista aged 26 to equip leaders and teams to change their communities with the hope of Jesus. He holds an MDiv in Theology and Leadership from Bethel Seminary having graduated in Business Management.
AnatoliyDirector of Innovista Ukraine
Anatoliy is a former manager of the International MBA programme at Kiev Business School and an army reservist. He has overseen growth of Innovista’s work in Ukraine despite the chaos of war, and leads the L’viv hub.
BahaCentral Asian Hub Leader
Baha is a former Muslim who first benefitted from Innovista training at a Leading for Life conference. Now he provides training and support for isolated Christian leaders in his country – most of whom are the first Christians in their family – so that the church grows.
‘Marina’Central Asian Hub Leader
‘Marina’ (not her real name) is one of a tiny number of indigenous people in her Central Asian country to have become a Christian. She’s faced beatings for her faith and is visited by police, but courageously risks her safety to equip and support underground church leaders to lead local mission.
OlyaKiev Hub Leader
Olya is a youth ministry leader and graduate of Innovista’s Tempo programme who is now training others to lead local mission that changes lives. She leads Innovista’s Kiev hub, developing leaders to have the skills and character to grow churches and initiatives.
Sam Moore
Sam MooreDirector of Innovista Ireland
Sam launched and leads Innovista’s work in Ireland with a vision to see successive generations of young leaders pioneering and sustaining local mission that brings hope and change to their communities.
SlavicDirector of Innovista Siberia
Slavic has been denounced on Russian television as a corrupting influence, arrested, and threatened with deportation, but perseveres to train and support pioneering leaders who are reaching their communities in the extreme climate of Siberia.
Mary Smith
Mary SmithDirector of Supporter Relations
Mary is passionate about inspiring supporters, building authentic relationships with them, and helping them to understand the impact of their giving. Mary has worked in various organisations within the Christian charity sector for the last thirteen years.
Sarah James
Sarah JamesThrive Teams Regional Manager
Sarah worked for many years leading church based youth ministry before working within the youth charity sector, training youthworkers and networking churches. She is passionate about seeing churches engage with young people and empowering a new generation of missional leaders who will bring transformation to their communities. Find out more about Thrive Teams
Tim Wills
Tim WillsChair of the Board
Tim is a Chartered Surveyor and Partner at Brown Cooper Marples who is passionate about making strategic investments in young Christian leaders. Tim is Chair of Innovista’s Board of Trustees who share our passion to train and support leaders in their mission.
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