The senior Management Team
The Reverend Duncan Dormor became General Secretary of USPG in January 2018. He is an Anglican priest, published author, teacher and public speaker and has written on topics including Pope Francis and the renewal of the Church, Anglicanism, sexuality and gender. Before joining USPG Duncan spent nearly two decades at St John’s College, Cambridge, where he served as Dean of Chapel, Director of Studies for Theology and as President (Head of the Fellowship). He has degrees in Human Sciences and Theology from Magdalen College, Oxford, and in Demography from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He represented the University of Cambridge on General Synod and has been a member of the Mission and Public Affairs Council of the Church of England and the English Anglican-Roman Catholic Committee. He is currently a member of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland’s Mission and Theological Advisory Group.
Ben Kuevidjen, Bsc FCCA, is our Finance & Resources Director/Deputy General Secretary of USPG. He is a highly experienced and qualified Accountant with over 16 years post qualifications experience. Prior to joining USPG in Dec 2010, He has worked for a number of private and Third sector organisations. Ben is also a governor of St Saviour’s Primary School and within the last 3 years was elected as the Chair of the Pay Committee and Vice Chair of the board.
Rachel Parry, Director of Global Relations has worked for USPG since 1997, during which time, she has engaged extensively with current and future leaders across the Anglican Communion. Rachel is well versed with the multiple geographic, cultural and theological boundaries of the Communion and is committed to building relationships and bringing people together. Rachel spent her early years in Papua New Guinea and has an MSc in Asian Politics from the University of London (SOAS). Prior to joining USPG, Rachel taught in China for two years with the Amity Foundation.
Richard Bartlett, Director of Mission Engagement since 2016, is an Anglican Priest, who was ordained in 1994. Richard’s first contact with USPG was as an ordinand at Westcott House when he experienced a pastoral placement through USPG in Ghana, which proved to be an influential part of his ministerial formation. Richard has served as a parish priest and school chaplain in Dorset and London, and as a USPG Missionary in Brazil, where he was Chaplain of Brasilia Anglican Cathedral. His MA is in Liberation Theology, a major influence in the Brazilian church, and he is an Honorary Canon of Brasilia Cathedral.
The USPG Board of Trustees
Chair: John Neilson is Secretary of Imperial College London. Before that he worked in central Government including as Principal Private Secretary to the Energy Secretary, director of gas and electricity regulator Ofgem and leading the team advising ministers on the universities’ research budget. He has just completed a ten-year term on the Audit Committee of the Archbishops’ Council.
Richard Barrett chairs the USPG Finance & Audit Committee. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, and spent most of his career providing financial management and process improvement advice to a wide range of organisations. Richard is also a Trustee of The Shakespeare Hospice and The Friendship Project for Children. He is an Authorised Lay Minister in his local Anglican Church.
Martin Canning is a Reader in the Diocese of Bath and Wells. He is a retired businessman with experience in marketing, business development and commercial management. From 2010 to 2012 he was a USPG mission companion in Tanzania. He is on the member's council of Shared Interest, and has experience of being a trustee in the charity sector.
The Revd Canon Prof Patrick Comerford is a lecturer in Anglicanism, Liturgy and Church History at the Church of Ireland Theological Institute. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Trinity College Dublin and a priest in the Diocese of Limerick. A journalist for 30 years, he is a former Foreign Desk Editor of The Irish Times.
Sheila Cook is a journalist working in broadcasting with 30 years' experience of producing national and international political and current affairs programmes, primarily for radio. She is a longstanding member of her local church where she is a communion assistant, intercessor and choir member.
Dave Friswell was a USPG missionary in Malawi in the mid-1990s. He held a number of roles within USPG before becoming CEO of the Melanesian Mission and then Director of the World Church Team of the Methodist Church in Britain, overseeing mission personnel, programmes, funding and relationships globally. David now leads the Methodist Learning Network team in the East of England supporting churches in local mission, evangelism and growth.
The Rt Revd Dr Jonathan Frost was installed as Dean of York in February 2019. Formerly Suffragan Bishop of Southampton in the Diocese of Winchester, he has served as a parish priest, in university chaplaincy, inter-faith relations and as a Residentiary Canon at Guildford Cathedral. Jonathan’s priorities in ministry focus on contemplative prayer, lay discipleship and formation, evangelisation and social justice.
The Revd Canon Dr Daphne Green is Provincial Chaplain and Researcher to the Archbishop of York. Prior to that she was Rector of Stanningley Parish in Leeds. Before ordination she worked in publishing and as a director of a marketing, PR and consultancy agency. She has taught in India and has a strong interest in world mission and international development.
The Rt Revd Joanna Penberthy, Bishop of St Davids, was enthroned in 2017, returning to the diocese where she ministered from 1993-2010 and where she was among the first women to be ordained. Bishop Jo is married to the Revd Adrian Legg. She is currently studying for a PhD in quantum physics and also enjoys reading and bird-watching.
The Revd Christopher Rogers is a curate in Catford, having previously been a commercial barrister for 11 years. He has a particular interest in Africa, having spent time in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. He is Deputy Chancellor of the Diocese of Oxford and a trustee of a music charity. He has also served as Chairman of the London Philharmonic Orchestra's young supporters group.
The Revd Dr Carlton Turner was born in the Bahamas, a descendant of the first Black Anglican priest in the country. He trained for ordination at Codrington College, Barbados, and was ordained in 2005. He is a tutor at the Queens Foundation in Birmingham, with a specific brief for BAME support. He has been involved with USPG since 2010 on the Journey with Us programme and Rethinking Mission.
Martin Uden is a former British diplomat, who served as Head of Post in Seoul, San Francisco and Lagos, and worked for the UN in New York on sanctions against North Korea and for HSBC in Hong Kong. His home has been in Fulham where he worshipped at St John’s Walham Green, but he has recently moved to Taplow. He works part-time for his alma mater, Queen Mary University of London.
Catherine Wickens is a student at Durham University, where she reads French and Arabic. She enjoys working cross-culturally and using her languages. She has worked with refugees in Greece, taught English at a university in Rwanda, worked for the intellectual disability organisation L’Arche in France, and studied in Morocco and Jordan. After graduation, she hopes to begin life as a Social Worker.