The Board of Trustees are a representative body of men and women from across the NISCU areas. They bring different skills and experiences to the board, but are united by a passion that gives all children and young people across our NISCU areas the opportunity to hear about a God who cares for them.
The current Chair of Trustees, Dave has been involved with NISCU in one way or another since the early 1980’s.
A retired Quantity Surveyor he and his wife, Sue, worship at Parr St Evangelical Church, Kendal.
Ian lives in Whitehaven with his wife Sheila and is a member of Emmanuel Church Moor Row. He is a retired industrial chemist and a member of Emmanuel Church leadership team, and currently a trustee of the Howgill Family Centre which provides essential support services to children and their families across West Cumbria. Ian is also a trustee of Supplyline (Dream Project) Ltd, a Christian charity with links in Kenya and Nigeria. The main activity being a child sponsorship scheme at three schools in Jos, Nigeria.
Finally, he is a Niscu volunteer co-worker at Whitehaven Academy.
Ruth lives in Kendal with her husband (who is training to be a vicar) and two university age children. Until recently, Ruth was the headteacher at a local secondary school. She worships at Holy Trinity, Kendal, and is a keen musician.
Mat now lives in London with his wife Emma. They worship at St Peters in Vauxhall. His day job is training church leaders for CPAS (Church Pastoral Aid Society). Until August 2020 he was the vicar of Holy Trinity Kendal and Crosscrake. He left Cumbria when Emma took up a new post in London. He spent his teenage years in Sedbergh where his dad was vicar in the 1980s.
Alastair lives in Lancaster with his wife and two children and worships at St Tees Church, Lancaster.
In his work life he is an Accountant who has worked for a number of years in the charity sector and he is currently Chief Executive Officer at North West Cancer Research.