Meet the Team
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.
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 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 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.