The Board of Trustees

DHANAN SENATHIRAJAH (Chair) - Dhanan is a qualified accountant and lawyer from Sri Lanka. His current position is Vice President - Head of Finance & Planning at the National Development Bank PLC. He serves on the Sri Lankan boards of Back To The Bible Broadcast, Campus Crusade for Christ, Vision Fund, and Lanka Bible College.
MAHENDRA BHATTARAI - Mahendra has been working as a development consultant for many years. He is Chairperson and leading pastor in a church group in Nepal. He is associated with several Christian organisations and is active in Christian/Non-Christian relations.
SHANTA MAYA GURUNG - Shanta is a public health professional and served for many years through faithbased and bilateral organisations within Nepal. Her experiences have mainly been in community health and development. Currently based in Kathmandu, Shanta is a member of Gyaneshwar NIM church. For the last five years, she has been leading a team which ministers to girls involved in the sex trade. She also chairs a pharmaceutical company.
GRACE KHALING - Grace is an active member of the Nepali Isai Mandali Lalitpur Church, where she serves as an elder, as well as in several volunteer roles. She has been working with the Asian Development Bank for over 25 years, and has considerable work experience with other international organisations. She also serves as a Board member for other para-church organisations.
PRAKASH SUBBA - Prakash is Pastor at Koinonia Koteshwor Church in Kathmandu and was the National Director of the Nepal Campus Crusade for many years. He has a commitment to integral mission and to developing training materials for family counseling for pastors. He has served as Chairman of the National Churches Fellowship - Nepal for the last four years. At present he is also involved in teaching in Bible colleges and training centres.
ALEX SWARBICK - Alex lives in the UK and works as a Consultant and Tutor at Roffey Park Institute, running leadership development programmes for organisations in the UK and internationally. During the 1990s Alex worked in Nepal as Personnel Director for the International Nepal Fellowship.
HENK BLOM - Henk served with UMN from 1981 until 1990 in Tansen, Palpa. He has fulfilled several leadership posts in different NGOs since then. Currently, he is the director of Komensky Consultancy in Pune, India.
JIWAN GURUNG - Jiwan worked with International Nepal Fellowship for 10 years and was on its board for nine years before he stepped down at the end of 2013. He also pastored a church in Pokhara. Currently he is one of the pastors of a church in Dang District. He was previously a UMN Board Member from 2003 to 2007. He is also the founder of a non-government organisation in Dang.
LALBIAKHLUI ROKHUM - Kuki, as she is more popularly known, is currently the Director of Training and Mobilisation of EFICOR where she has worked since 2002. Kuki is passionate about issues of justice and is involved in teaching about issues such as HIV and AIDS, creation care and climate change. She has also been involved in the Micah Challenge campaign in India.
JOSEPH SHRESTHA - Joseph Shrestha is the Senior Pastor of Calvary Church, Dhanghadi, Nepal and Vice Chairman of the Assemblies Of God, Nepal. He also serves as Chairperson of Rescue Nepal. He has long experience with church and mission, and has a heart for integral mission.
RICHARD SYKES - Richard was a lawyer specialising in international work with a London law firm for 30 years. On retiring in 2000, he worked for a year for International Nepal Fellowship in the Mid-West Region of Nepal. Since then he has returned to Nepal every year, either to work for INF or, more recently, in his capacity as a UMN board member. He was for over 10 years on the Boards of INF UK and the Nepal Leprosy Trust UK.
FELICITY WEVER - Felicity is based in Sydney, Australia, and has a background in international aid and development. She is currently the International Programmes Manager for UNICEF Australia. Felicity previously worked for Baptist World Aid Australia, helping to establish UMN’s Child-Centred Community Development programmes.
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