Alongside the team below, many Innovista partners provide training and coaching locally across Europe, Russia and Central Asia.

  • Jason Lane

    Director of Innovista International
    Jason founded Innovista, aged 26, to equip leaders and teams to change their communities with the hope of Jesus. He...

    Jason Lane

    Director of Innovista International

    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.

  • Tim Wills

    Chair of the Board of Trustees
    Tim is a Chartered Surveyor and Partner at Brown Cooper Marples who is passionate about making strategic investments in young...

    Tim Wills

    Chair of the Board of Trustees

    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.

  • Stuart Weekes

    Trustee

    Stuart Weekes

    Trustee
  • Richard Myers

    Trustee
    Richard Myers: Having started life in commercial real estate, in 2009 I built up and sold an established UK energy...

    Richard Myers

    Trustee

    Richard Myers: Having started life in commercial real estate, in 2009 I built up and sold an established UK energy business.. I now focus my time on investing in predominantly early stage tech companies and growing a Central London Asset Management business. Outside of work I enjoy time with my young family, sport , mentoring and running gatherings for Christian Men.

  • Claire Goodman

    Trustee
    Claire is an Executive Coach and enjoys helping individuals and teams get clear about who they are and what they...

    Claire Goodman

    Trustee

    Claire is an Executive Coach and enjoys helping individuals and teams get clear about who they are and what they are aspiring to achieve, always challenging her clients to think bigger and bolder. She is also mother to 3 young children and lives with her family in Finchampstead, Berkshire.

  • Jon Pape

    Trusts Relations Manager
    Jon has been a part of our team since 2013 and has been a Christian fundraiser for 13 years, following...

    Jon Pape

    Trusts Relations Manager

    Jon has been a part of our team since 2013 and has been a Christian fundraiser for 13 years, following a 10 year career in the Royal Air Force. Outside work, Jon leads a church in his home village. He also enjoys walking in the hills, watching American football, listening to cricket and creating Lego spaceships with his son.

  • Mary Oakes

    Director of Supporter Relations
    Mary is passionate about inspiring supporters, building authentic relationships with them, and helping them to understand the impact of their...

    Mary Oakes

    Director 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.

  • Kate Woods

    Supporter Engagement Manager
    Kate joined Innovista in 2018 following an eight year career break as stay-at-home Mum. When not working, she...

    Kate Woods

    Supporter Engagement Manager

    Kate joined Innovista in 2018 following an eight year career break as stay-at-home Mum. When not working, she serves as Vice-Chair of Governors at a local primary school and enjoys exploring the Oxfordshire countryside with her family.

  • Zoë Jennings

    Zoë Jennings

  • Erica Payne

    Innovista GB Lead
    Erica has been with Innovista for the past 6 years. She loves people and is passionate about contextual church and family ministry. Erica recently moved to Cornwall with her husband Sam, 6 year old daughter Ibby and Nala the sprocker spaniel. She is enjoying this new seaside adventure and learning about all things Cornish.

    Erica Payne

    Innovista GB Lead

    Erica has been with Innovista for the past 6 years. She loves people and is passionate about contextual church and family ministry. Erica recently moved to Cornwall with her husband Sam, 6 year old daughter Ibby and Nala the sprocker spaniel. She is enjoying this new seaside adventure and learning about all things Cornish.

  • Maricela

    Director of Innovista Moldova
    Maricela leads our work in Moldova. Mother to 5 children and worship leader at her church, Maricela’s husband is...

    Maricela

    Director of Innovista Moldova

    Maricela leads our work in Moldova. Mother to 5 children and worship leader at her church, Maricela’s husband is her greatest support in her work at Innovista. Her desire is to see church leaders in Moldova empowered to support and equip others to build the kingdom of God across all spheres of society.

  • Slavic

    Director of Innovista Siberia
    Slavic has been denounced on Russian television as a corrupting influence, arrested, and threatened with deportation, but perseveres to train...

    Slavic

    Director 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.

  • Sam Moore

    Director of Innovista Ireland
    Sam launched and leads Innovista’s work in Ireland with a vision to see successive generations of young leaders pioneering...

    Sam Moore

    Director 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.

  • Madina

    Regional Director, Central Asia
    ‘Madina’ (not her real name) is one of a tiny number of indigenous people in her Central Asian country to...

    Madina

    Regional Director, Central Asia

    ‘Madina’ (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.

  • Baha

    Central Asia National Director
    Baha is a former Muslim who first benefitted from Innovista training at a Leading for Life conference. Now he provides...

    Baha

    Central Asia National Director

    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.

  • Anatoliy

    Director of Innovista Ukraine
    Anatoliy is a former manager of the International MBA programme at Kiev Business School and an army reservist. He has...

    Anatoliy

    Director 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.

Jason Lane – Director of Innovista International

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, and graduated in Business Management.

Board of Trustees

Tim Wills – Chair of the Board

I am a commercial property broker by day, running a small firm in London I have been with for 20 yrs. My other interests include youth work, sport, music, the occasional spell as a prison chaplain, and of course chairing the board of Innovista International.

Claire Goodman – Trustee

Claire is an Executive Coach and enjoys helping individuals and teams get clear about who they are and what they are aspiring to achieve, always challenging her clients to think bigger and bolder. She is also mother to 3 young children and lives with her family in Finchampstead, Berkshire.

“I am inspired about the work of Innovista as we seek to raise up and equip leaders who bring hope to a world which so desperately needs it.”

Richard Myers – Trustee

Having started life in commercial real estate, in 2009 I built up and sold an established UK energy business.. I now focus my time on investing in predominantly early stage tech companies and growing a Central London Asset Management business. Outside of work I enjoy time with my young family, sport , mentoring and running gatherings for Christian Men.

Stuart Weekes – Trustee

Management Team

Mary Oakes – Director 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.

Supporter Relations Team

Jon Pape – Trusts Relations Manager

Jon has been a part of our team since 2013 and has been a Christian fundraiser for 13 years, following a 10 year career in the Royal Air Force. Outside work, Jon leads a church in his home village. He also enjoys walking in the hills, watching American football, listening to cricket and creating Lego spaceships with his son.

Kate Woods – Supporter Engagement Manager

Kate joined Innovista in 2018 following an eight year career break as stay-at-home Mum. When not working, she serves as Vice-Chair of Governors at a local primary school and enjoys exploring the Oxfordshire countryside with her family.

National Leaders

Anatoliy – Director of Innovista Ukraine

Anatoliy is a former manager of Kiev Business School’s international MBA programme and an army reservist. Despite the chaos of war, he has overseen growth in Innovista’s work in Ukraine, and leads the L’viv hub.

Baha – Central Asian Hub Leader

Former Muslim Baha first benefitted from Innovista training at a Leading for Life (inc link to LfL page) conference. Now he provides training and support for isolated Christian leaders in his country – most of whom are the first Christians in their family.

‘Madina’ – Central Asian Hub Leader

‘Madina’ is one of a tiny number of indigenous people in her Central Asian country to have become a Christian. She’s faced beatings, intimidation and surveillance, but risks her safety to equip underground church leaders to lead local mission.

Maricela Bejan – Director of Innovista Moldova

 

Sam Moore – Director 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. He holds a Masters in Theology.

Slavic – Director of Innovista Siberia

Denounced on Russian television as a corrupting influence, arrested, and threatened with deportation, Slavic perseveres to train and support pioneering leaders who are reaching their communities in the extreme climate of Siberia.