From Around the UK

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Retirement

On Monday 6th September Rev. Jim Faulkner chaired his final OMS-UK Board of Trustees Meeting, after which he retired from the UK Board.  At the conclusion of the Meeting Wes Lytle (International Board Liason) read out a letter of appreciation from Ed Williamson (International Board Chairman) acknowledgling Jim’s 19 years of faithful service on the OMS-UK Board of Trustees.  Wes then presented the letter to Jim.  Following this, on behalf of the UK Board, Doug Atherton presented Jim with a gift and card, expressing the gratitude of the entire family of OMS-UK for his many years of faithful service and assuring him of their thoughts and prayers for the future.

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New beginnings…

Phil Davidson (Admin, left) left OMS on 13th August 2001 to teach at the Hillcrest School in Nigeria.

Paul Bentley (Personnel) left OMS on 27th August 2010 to marry his fiancee Heather and, in 2011, begin his training for the Anglican ministry.

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New faces…

Helena Daniell (Personnel Manager, below left) became a Christian at the age of ten at Spring Harvest. Before joining OMS UK Helena worked as a radio journalist for three years, reading and reporting the news for various radio stations across the north of England. In 2008 she moved to south Manchester and worked for the NHS in Communications and Marketing on Public Health issues. Helena is engaged to Joe and will be getting married in May 2011

Debbie Atherton (below right) was born in Prescot, Merseyside where she trained and worked as a psychiatric nurse. After bringing up two daughters, Tina and Ruth, she worked as a secretary in the NHS. She is married to Doug (our Executive Director) and ably carries-on where Phil Davidson left off