meet the authors

Welcome to the Stewardship blog. Meet some of the lovely people who write the posts.


Alexandra Khan

Alexandra is a digital marketing executive for Stewardship. Originally trained in music, she went on to spend a few years in the videogames industry before making the leap to the NFP sector. Follow her on Twitter: @alxkhn

Barrie Thompson

Barrie has been working for Stewardship for just over two years, and lives in Harlow. He has previously worked in banking and has also served as Minister of a church.

Charlie Osewalt

Charles Osewalt is a husband, father of four children and former elder at Redeemer Church NYC. He has worked in schools for the last twenty years as principal in the Morrisanna section of the Bronx. He is currently working as a content and curriculum specialist for Stewardship. He tweets at @charlesosewalt

Bethan Walker

Bethan is a marketing and communications executive at Stewardship. She is on a quest to find lemon tart perfection and can be easily bribed by chocolate. Bethan has worked in marketing for over four years and now enjoys working in the Not-for-profit sector having previously worked in Professional Services. Follow Bethan on Twitter: @bettewalkr

Daniel Jones

Daniel is Stewardship’s Head of Business Development and is passionate about finding new and innovative ways to encourage and inspire Christians in their giving, and helping those who receive to do so with excellence. Prior to joining the team in 2007, Daniel helped to lead a small but growing, international development charity (Hand in Hand) for four years.  He still serves the charity in a trustee capacity, along with a number of other local community groups. Daniel is married to Dawn, with a young daughter who keeps him busy outside of office hours. Follow Daniel on Twitter: @dmjonesoir

Fiona Mearns

Fiona Mearns is the Training and Events Administrator at Stewardship.

Kevin Russell

Our Legal Eagle guru and Stewardship's Technical Director, Kevin constantly has his finger on the pulse of all things tax and charity law-related. His briefing papers for charities, churches and individuals are an invaluable resource on everything from VAT to Gift Aid. He is a chartered accountant and was previously a tax consultant with Price Waterhouse. Recognised as a leading authority on charity law, tax and finance in the Christian sector, Kevin is an accomplished conference speaker and a key liaison with regulators, such as the Charity Commission, HMRC and the Treasury, as well as with Government, speaking on behalf of the Christian sector. He is also Vice Chairman of the Charity Tax Group. Kevin is married to Carol and they have three adult children. He is a member of Edmonton Baptist Church in North London.

Michael ONeill

Mike is the Chief Executive of Stewardship, representing a generous community of 25,000 givers and 19,000 recipients, giving and receiving around £50 million each year. Follow Mike on Twitter: @MichaelJONeill

Sarah Clayton

Sarah Clayton looks after promotions and events at Stewardship and is passionate about giving.

Stephen Mathews
Stephen is Head of Accountancy and Consultancy Services at Stewardship and has spent over 25 years in the accountancy profession. Stephen manages the team that provide the Accounts Examination and Consulting services. He is a trustee for a number of small Christian charities and has been involved in various church leadership roles over 20 years..
Steve Pierce

Steve Pierce was born, raised, educated, ordained and employed in Liverpool and is the Director of Learning and Stewardship for the diocese of Liverpool. He supports, of course, Everton.

Lucy Slater

Lucy is a giving services advisor for Stewardship. She studied Zoology at University and is passionate about environmental stewardship and conservation. She blogs regularly on conservation issues and wildlife on tumblr, or you can follow her on twitter @lucylloydslater.

Jo Ratnarajah

Jo is part of the giving services team at Stewardship. Before this she was studying at the London School of Theology. She loves music, travelling and is passionate about ending human trafficking. You can follow her on Twitter @JoRatnarajah

Debbie Wright

Debbie Wright is Stewardship’s Head of Content and is passionate about generosity in all its guises. Besides occasional blogging and tweeting she creates resources and campaigns such as 40acts and Advent Wonder to inspire, engage and motivate the wider Christian community. Prior to joining, Debbie worked for A Rocha UK as editor of their national magazine and in a previous life worked as a TV producer/director for the BBC for 17 years.  Debbie is married to Graham; they have 4 daughters and a springer spaniel.  When not acting as taxi driver, she can be found on a Salsa dance floor. Follow Debbie on Twitter @debwright99



Grant Owens

Grant lives in Cape Town with his wife and two children. He works in software development and helps out with Stewardship's software systems. In his spare time he's involved in a local campus ministry. The truth of the gospel is important to Grant, but the thing that really excites him is the beauty of it - the richness, fullness and life giving generosity.


David Fribbins

David is interning at Stewardship as the 40acts 2014 project co-ordinator. He is a recent graduate with a background in youth and community work. He has run a handful of award-winning programmes and projects and is passionate about communicating God’s goodness in creative ways.

Website Design and Content Management System by Adept Digital