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Welcome to the European Leadership Forum

The European Leadership Forum seeks to serve and equip national Christian leaders to renew the biblical church and re-evangelise Europe. Our strategy to achieve this involves identifying, uniting, mentoring, and resourcing evangelical leaders so they can:

Leif Nummela works as Bible teacher and theologian for the Finnish Lutheran Mission and is Editor-in-Chief for the Finnish Christian magazine Uusi Tie, a weekly periodical with 10,000 subscribers. He was educated as a Candidate of Missiology at the Institute of Missiology and Theology in Ryttylä, Finland; then took a Master of Theology from the University of Helsinki...

Dirk Jongkind, co leader of the Theologians Network, is a Dutch biblical scholar who finished his PhD at Cambridge University. His main scholarly interest is in the Greek text of the Bible and the Graeco-Roman backdrop of Acts and the letters. Currently, he is the Research Fellow in New Testament at Tyndale House and the John W. Laing Fellow at St Edmund's College, Cambridge...

Mark Stirling is the leader of the European Disciple-Making Leaders Network. He is a former medical doctor who pioneered work amongst university students with the Navigators in Edinburgh from 1998 to 2004. In 2007 he completed an MA in Exegetical Theology at Covenant Seminary in St Louis and in 2011 gained a PhD in Biblical Studies from St Andrews University, his thesis examining...

Peter S. Williams studied philosophy at Cardiff University (BA), Sheffield University (MA) and at the University of East Anglia in Norwich (MPhil). He then spent three years as a student pastor at Holy Trinity church Leicester before moving to Southampton to work alongside the Christian educational charity Damaris Trust (...

Øivind Augland (Norway) is a pastor and church planter in the Evangelical Lutheran Free Church of Norway. He is a leader of the DAWN network and is involved in the training and networking of church planters in Scandinavia and the Baltic. He also developed the “M4” training for church planting. He is founder and owner of Xpand Norway and Persolog Norway....

Tim Kimmel is the founder and Executive Director of Family Matters, whose goal is to see families transformed by God’s grace into instruments of reformation and restoration. Tim develops resources for families and churches and conducts conferences throughout the world on the unique challenges facing today’s families. He has authored many books, including: Grace Based...

Andrew Fellows is leader of the European Leadership Forum Foundational Apologetics Track. He is the Director of L’Abri Fellowship in the United Kingdom. L’Abri is a community dedicated to both demonstrating and explaining the truthfulness of Christianity. It does so by opening its doors to hundreds of seekers who experience the hospitality of this community. He has...

Dietrich Schindler (Germany) is a German-American missionary church planter who is currently the executive director of church planting for the Evangelical Free Church of Germany (Bund Freier evangelischer Gemeinden). Under his leadership the denomination is striving to plant 100 new churches in Germany in ten years. After five years 54 churches have been planted. He has himself...

Diane Langberg is a practicing psychologist whose clinical expertise includes 35 years of working with trauma survivors and clergy. She is director of Diane Langberg, PhD & Associates, a group practice in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is a faculty member of Westminster Theological Seminary.  She is the author of Counsel for Pastors' Wives (...

Bobb Biehl is an Executive Mentor. He is the President and Founder of Masterplanning Group International. Since 1976, he has personally consulted with over 500 clients and has met one-to-one with over 5,000 executives. He is the author of 35 leadership and management tools in the area of personal and organisational development, including Masterplanning, Boardroom...

Nola Leach serves as the Chief Executive of CARE (Christian Action, Research & Education), one of Europe’s leading Christian charities which resources Christians and helps to bring a biblical insight to matters of public policy and practical caring initiatives. She has a passion for bringing a Christian voice into the public square and leads the Public Affairs team at CARE...

Michael Oh serves as Executive Director and CEO of The Lausanne Movement. He is also founder of Christ Bible Institute Japan, which includes a graduate-level theological seminary (Christ Bible Seminary), church planting efforts (All Nations Fellowship), and various outreach ministries including the Heart & Soul Cafe. He received his PhD in Educational Leadership and Anthropology...

Ajith Fernando serves as Teaching Director of Youth for Christ in Sri Lanka after being National Director for 35 years. His main responsibilities are mentoring leaders and teaching staff and volunteers. With his wife Nelun, he is active in a Methodist Church just outside Colombo, most of whose members are recent believers. He ministers to Christian workers and others through...

Glynn Harrison is Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Bristol. He was formerly a consultant clinical psychiatrist and a past president of the International Federation of Psychiatric Epidemiology; he has acted as advisor the UK department of Health and WHO. He is a lay minister and leads the men’s ministry in his church. He lectures widely on pastoral...

David Robertson is the minister of St Peter's Free Church in Dundee, Scotland (a church that is best known for being the church of Robert Murray McCheyne). He is the author of Awakening (a contemporary account of McCheyne's life) and The Dawkins Letters. The latter has resulted in him being invited to debate and discuss all over the UK and elsewhere in...

Peter (P.J.) Williams is the Warden (CEO) of Tyndale House. He was educated at Cambridge University, where he received his MA, MPhil, and PhD, in the study of ancient languages related to the Bible. After his PhD, he was on staff in the Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge University (1997–1998), and thereafter taught Hebrew and Old Testament at Cambridge University as...

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