The Board of Trustees

CMJ UK is overseen by a Board of Trustees made up of people from across the UK who share a heart to bring the good news of Messiah to the Jewish People.

The Trustees
Wendy Scott, CMJ UK
Wendy Scott
Wendy is a trainer/consultant running her own company in the Midlands and has been involved with CMJ since 1986, first serving as a Trustee in the mid-90s and again since 2012. Her prayer is to see the work of CMJ UK grow and develop, continuing to fulfil the calling since 1809, to be a witness to the Jewish Messiah.
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Rufus Barnes
Vice Chair
Rufus Barnes attended Bible School in Jerusalem in 1992-3 during which time he came into contact with CMJ through Christ Church. He has served as a Trustee of CMJ UK at various times since and, after a 4 year break, was re-elected in 2019. He is now Vice-Chair. He has also served as Vice-Chair on the Board of CMJ Israel.
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Rev Canon Phil Harris
Phil is an Anglican Priest and as Canon serves as the Ecumenical Officer for CEEC.CHURCH worldwide. Phil also serves on the Leadership Commission of the Order of St Leonard as Canon for Formation and Training and represents the Order nationally at Churches Together England. For many years Phil was bi-vocational where he chaired an International business and has a passion for Israel and the Jewish people.
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Robin Aldridge
Israel Board Representative
I have supported CMJ since receiving a burden in 1991 to pray for Israel. Over the past two decades I have served as Chair of both the Boards of CMJ UK and CMJ Israel . After retiring as the Director of Education in the City of Nottingham I was for 3 years the unpaid CEO of CMJ. I oversaw the transfer of the ministry from St Albans to Farnsfield, the creation of the International board of CMJ Israel and and was responsible for the celebration of CMJ's bi-centenary in 2009. Sue and I also lead Shoresh tours to Israel and run Kesher courses locally and nationally and are privileged to lead a Prayer For Israel group.
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Rosa Blandford
Board Member
Rosa has a BA Hons in Applied Theology and has served with CWI and the local Council of Christians and Jews. She led a Shoresh tour to Israel and is a CMJ Rep, speaking in 50 churches a year. She has attended many LCJE Conferences, and founded and co-wrote Bible studies for a Jewish/Gentile group.
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Liz Woods
Board Member
Having taught for 11 years in London, I went to Israel for 5 months as a volunteer at the Garden Tomb in 1992 and stayed for 21 years! During that time I had responsibility for its reception & shop, group bookings and staff scheduling. I returned to the UK in 2013 and became a CMJ UK trustee in 2014.
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Alison Davies
Board Member
I was brought up in an extended family of Believers and taught to love Israel from an early age. Genesis 12:3 was one of the first Bible verses I learned. I have had a connection with CMJ since the 1970’s and knew many of the staff and volunteers when the headquarters were in St Albans. I am committed to the ‘3 E’s’ of CMJ UK (Education, Evangelism and Encouragement). Now I am in the early years of retirement (from General Practice), I am looking forward to being part of the future that the Lord has for CMJ UK, and the One New Man body that is His bride.
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Joy Sims
Board Member
I can’t remember a time when I didn’t know the gospel. Although my parents were not church goers, I was sent to Sunday school from the age of four- a Sunday School led by a Jewish Believer.
I finally came to faith in my teens and began attending the church that had run my childhood Sunday school. Not only did we still get input from the Sunday school leader but during our outreach, one of our Jewish friends came to faith.
When I went to university in Cardiff, not only was the Assistant Minister of the Church I attended a Jewish believer but so were two successive presidents of the Christian Union. It was a long time before I realised how unusual this was! I returned to the Midlands, started teaching and became friends with a third generation Jewish Believer who introduced me to a small fellowship group being started by CMJ’s Henry Knight. This group was eventually to become Beit HaGafen and I had the privilege of leading it for a while whilst working for CMJ in the Midlands.
After I married, I moved to Harrow, a much more Jewish area and have had the privilege of worshipping at Beit Yeshua (a fellowship planted by Ralph Goldenberg) for many years now.
My desire is still to help to build the body of Messiah here in the UK and to see more of my Jewish (and Gentile) friends come to faith in Yeshua
Kurpa Patel
Kurpa Patel
Board Member
I was brought up in an Indian family and therefore everything I learnt about God was new to my ears, and I took the bible literally.
When I was young, I would watch Big Ben chime on the 10 O’clock news and would always dream of living in London. I moved to London and that is where I met Jesus. When I became a Christian, I used to read the bible and imagine the streets of Israel, God also made that dream a reality by taking me to volunteer through CMJ in Israel. I realised through these dreams and imaginations that God is the one that gives us the desire to desire His will.
A few years ago, I asked God for a new heart and I expected love, joy, peace, etc and to my surprise He gave me a heart for Israel and I realised this was the new heart that I’d asked for. I also asked God to teach me about the Old Testament and I believe He answered both of these prayers whilst I was living in Israel.
I believe God has not finished with Israel and I realised that God has not finished with me concerning Israel. Therefore it is a great privilege and an honour to see what God will do now that I have joined CMJ UK.
Rev. Tim Butlin
Rev. Timothy Butlin
Board Member
Tim first joined CMJ in 1980, training in Birmingham before four years on staff in Israel. He returned to the UK having met Roz on the CMJ staff in Jerusalem, with the first of their three children having been born in Tel Aviv. Tim served on the Trustees 1996-2008 during which time he wrote his MTh dissertation on the part CMJ played over 200 years of growing Jewish ministry. After over 30 years of full-time parish ministry he has ‘redeployed’ and re-joined the Trustees. Tim’s passion is for the One New Man of Ephesians 2 to become clearly visible to the whole world, as Messianic expressions of church flourish in Israel and in the diaspora alongside the church from the nations, functioning in parallel, in unity and in mutual support.


A photograph of our Trustees at the CMJ UK Annual Conference 2019.

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