Global Leadership Team

Femi Adeleye

Director, Africa

Femi has been involved in developing leaders and preachers across Africa for many years. Femi also works as the Director of the Institute for Christian Impact (ICI) - an initiative to nurture a new generation of leaders to impact Africa with kingdom values. Previously he worked for 32 years with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) strengthening leadership development and cross-cultural mission within Africa and beyond.

Femi is a Langham Scholar, an alumnus of the Wheaton Graduate School, the University of Edinburgh and the Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission and Culture in Ghana.

He currently lives in Accra, Ghana, is married to Affy and they are blessed with four children.

Igor Améstegui

Director, Latin America

Igor has been involved with Langham Preaching since 2007, and now has responsibility for the work across Latin America. He was born in the city of La Paz, Bolivia and then studied psychology in Cochabamba in Bolivia, a city that is still his home.

Prior to Langham Preaching, he worked with Bolivia’s Christian University Fellowship, a movement affiliated with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES), first as a worker in Cochabamba and then as Secretary General. He then worked as a clinical psychologist and university teacher.

He is married to Charito and they have three adult children and a grand-daughter.

Jorge Atiencia

Senior Advisor

Jorge has been a member of the Global Leadership Team since its commencement in 2014 and he also mentors the Regional Team in Latin America. Originally from Ecuador, Jorge has dedicated his energies to the formation of Bible expositors in Colombia and Latin America since 2000. He is married to Gail, and they have lived in Bogotá, Colombia for many years and have two adult children.

Jennifer Cuthbertson

Coordinator for Facilitator Development

Jennifer’s responsibilities give her a global focus and they include providing written resources such as the monthly HELP, the Preaching Club resource book, and From Bible Passage to Biblical Sermon. She also equips our facilitators around the world through adult education workshops.

She and her husband Martin have been married for over 45 years and they have two married children and three grandchildren plus a gorgeous black Standard Poodle service dog. Together as a family, they lived in several African, Asian and Middle Eastern countries before settling in Canada in 1991. Since June 2017, they’ve lived in Cornelius, North Carolina in the USA, close to family.

Before Langham Preaching, Jennifer worked for 24 years with Youth With a Mission (YWAM) directing, teaching and training teachers within the School of Biblical Studies and the Biblical Teaching and Preaching School.

Dwi Maria Handayani

Associate Director, Asia

Dwi joined the Langham Preaching team in July 2018 as the Associate Director for Asia. Originally from Indonesia, she now lives and works in Bandung, Indonesia, teaching Biblical Studies at the Bandung Theological Seminary. Dwi is a Langham Scholar having graduated in Old Testament Studies from the Asia Graduate School of Theology in the Philippines in 2017.

She has an elder sister, a younger brother, two nieces and two nephews who all live in Malang, Indonesia. She is passionate about working with youth through small group ministry as well as the teaching and preaching work she is involved with.

Mark Meynell

Director, Europe & Caribbean

Mark has been working with Langham Preaching in Europe since 2005 but only took on his current role in 2014. He is married to Rachel, and they have two teenage children and live in England, UK.

From 2001-2005, he taught and was acting Principal of Kampala Evangelical School of Theology (KEST) in Uganda; from 2005-2014, he was on the senior ministry team of All Souls, Langham Place, in London.

Passionate about relating Sunday faith to weekday life, his books include: Cross Examined (IVP, 2001), A Wilderness of Mirrors (Zondervan, 2015), What Makes Us Human? (Good Book, 2015), What Angels Long to Read (Langham Preaching Resources, 2017), When Darkness Seems My Closest Friend (IVP, 2018) and Colossians and Philemon for You (Good Book, 2018). He blogs at markmeynell.net.

Ruth Slater

Associate International Programme Director

Ruth lives in England, UK and has worked for Langham Partnership since 2008. After several years of being involved with all three of Langham Partnership’s programmes, her work is now solely focussed on Langham Preaching. Ruth is committed to facilitating administrative excellence throughout the work of Langham Preaching. She is grateful for the privilege and joy of serving so many people around the world.

Ruth is married to Graham and they have two adult children.

Paul Windsor

International Programme Director

Paul is a New Zealander based in Bangalore, India, where he works as a consultant in communication and education. He teaches homiletics in different seminary contexts and has been working with Langham Preaching since 2009. Prior to that he was Principal of Carey Baptist College, Auckland, New Zealand. He is married to Barby, and they have five adult children and three grandchildren.

Associate Directors and Consultants

Chukwuemeka Egbo

Associate Director, Africa

Chukwuemeka served with NIFES, the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) National Movement in Nigeria from 1993-2014. He was the founding coordinator of the NIFES Expository Bible Training Course from 2008-2010. He served as the Nigerian preaching movement coordinator for Langham Preaching from 2010 until 2016 and the regional coordinator for Anglophone Africa from 2015-2018. He is now the Associate Director for Africa.

Emeka is married to Amarachi and together with their three children, they live in Jos, Nigeria.

Sharon Mac Wilmshurst

Training and Integration Coordinator, Europe & Caribbean

Sharon has worked on the Europe & Caribbean Langham Preaching team since 2017. She has a focus on strengthening preaching clubs, and assists in facilitating preaching seminars. Originally from Northern Ireland, she combined her passion for words and teaching by studying English Literature and Education. After working as a primary school teacher, she then completed an MDiv at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. Returning to the UK, she worked with university students at St Ebbe’s, Oxford, for six years. Since 2015 she has lived in Vienna, Austria with her husband Jez, where she leads Langham preaching clubs, works closely with Langham Austria, and supports various local ministries.

Mike McGowan

Consultant, Francophone World

Mike originally served Langham Preaching as a facilitator and then coordinator for Francophone Africa, travelling extensively in Central and West Africa. As consultant for the Francophone world, Mike supports the ministry wherever French is spoken.

An Irishman who was brought up in London, he is married to Marie-Laure, who is French and they live in Brittany, France. They have two adult children and four grandchildren. He has been a pastor for forty years in Belgium and then France. He is also translating and developing new resources adapted for French-speaking preachers both in Europe and the Majority World.

Regional Coordinators - Africa

Mercy Ireri

East Africa

Mercy has been involved with Langham Preaching since 2005 and has served as the Kenyan preaching movement coordinator and since 2017 has taken on the role of regional coordinator. Mercy has a background in the social sciences and has a MA in Rural Social Development from the University of Reading. This degree has proved very useful in her work with Langham Preaching.

Mercy is passionate about God’s word, working with people and teaching. Mercy lives just west of the city of Nairobi in Kenya.

Muhindo Isesomo

Central Africa

Muhindo has been involved with Langham Preaching for many years. From 2005 he has served as the DR Congo preaching movement coordinator and since 2017 has been in the role of regional coordinator. He is the Anglican Bishop of North Kivu diocese in the DR Congo and lives in Butembo, in the east of the country. He is married to Kahambu Thèrese and they have six children.

Frank Shayi

Southern Africa

Frank trained as a primary school teacher and taught for seven years before joining Scripture Union of Southern Africa. He pioneered their work in Soweto and became the National Fieldwork Director, starting Ikemeleng Youth Centre in Alexandra and serving with them for 23 years. He joined the International College of Bible and Missions in 2003 and was Principal from 2005-2013.

Frank joined Langham Preaching in 2011 and has served as a preaching movement coordinator for South Africa, now taking on the role of regional coordinator. He is married to Maria and they have four adult children and five grandchildren. They live in Johannesburg, South Africa where he pastors a small church.

Roland Tamini

West Africa

Before joining Langham Preaching, Roland served as Secretary General of Union des Groupes Bibliques du Burkina, a student ministry affiliated with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES). He was then trained in biblical preaching through the Cornhill Training Course in London, and has been actively involved in training preachers and launching a preaching movement in Burkina Faso.

Roland is married to Jedida and they have a daughter. They live in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Regional Coordinators - Asia and Pacific

Praveen & Veena Bunyan

India

Praveen and Veena were first introduced to Langham Partnership in 2003 when Dr John Stott and Dr Chris Wright visited the church they served in California. They have served as pastors in India and USA and now live in Hyderabad, India where they have been involved with Langham Preaching since 2016. They now enjoy serving together as a couple as the regional coordinators for India.

Veena and Praveen are passionate about spreading God’s word through biblical preaching in all of India’s 22 official languages. Both their children are married to godly spouses and they are blessed with one grandchild.

Kanat K

Asia North & West

Kanat has been involved with Langham Preaching since 2009, initially joining as an translator in Langham Preaching seminars in one of the countries of Central Asia. He started serving within the local preaching movement leadership team and began his current role as regional coordinator in 2018.

Since 2006, Kanat’s main work has been in campus ministry, being a staff member of a local national student movement. In recent years, Kanat has served in a regional leadership role within the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES). With his wife Eliza and two children, Kanat lives in their home town in Central Asia.

Phil Nicholson

East Asia

Phil is from Australia but has been serving as an OMF missionary in Taiwan since 1992. He has been involved with university student ministry, mission leadership and leadership training. He is married to Irene and they have three adult sons.

Phil joined Langham Preaching in 2016 and supports the ministry in seven countries across south East Asia from Myanmar to Indonesia and also in Mongolia.

Stephen Williams

South Pacfic

Stephen’s work with Langham Preaching currently takes him to Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. He lives in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, Australia, is married to Gillian and they have two adult sons. Most of his life has been spent in Anglican ministry in various parts of his native Australia, but also in the UK and Uganda.

He loves reading, bushwalking, rugby, teaching and preaching the Bible.

Regional Coordinators - Europe and the Caribbean

Slavko Hadžić

West Balkans & North Adriatic

Slavko first experienced Langham Preaching events in Croatia in 2008, and joined the team as regional coordinator in 2016. Originally from Mostar in Herzegovina (former Yugoslavia), he now lives in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina with his wife Sanja and their two grown up children. He has two passions in ministry: preaching and evangelism.

He is also the pastor of an Evangelical church in Sarajevo and regularly speaks at evangelistic events across Europe (especially on university campuses through the Fellowship of Evangelists in the Universities in EuRope (FEUER)).

Regional Coordinators - Latin America

Alex Chiang

Andean

Alex has been involved with Langham Preaching since 2007, and now has the responsibility to coordinate the work in Peru and Ecuador. He was born in the city of Lima, Peru, where he studied Sociology and Education, and where he now lives with his wife Elke and two children.

Prior to Langham Preaching, he served with the Asociación de Grupos Evangélicos Universitarios del Perú (AGEUP), a movement affiliated with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES). He was also a pastor with the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Currently, he is a missionary with the South America Mission.

Dionisio Orjuela

Central America

Dionisio was formerly a veterinarian as well as being very involved with university student ministry, affiliated with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES). He is married, with two children, and lives in Ibagué, Tolima in central Colombia. His Langham Preaching responsibilities cover the whole of Central America and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean countries.

Wilfredo Weigandt

Southern Cone

Wilfredo’s work with Langham Preaching supports the ministry in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. He is trained as an architect and has a Masters in Theology. He has previously served as the Argentine preaching movement coordinator from 2003 to 2017 and now has the role of regional coordinator. He lives in the city of Córdoba, Argentina.