Our Team

 
  Michael Holmes    Chief Executive  After a career in design and the communications industry Michael left his role as Director of Citigate Communications and transferred to the charity sector over ten years ago. Since then he has worked almost exclusively with vulnerable children oversees with a particular interest in Ethiopia. Married to Jane and with two adult sons, Michael is passionate about how the teaching of Jesus should motivate people in the west to share their expertise and resources with the most vulnerable in our world.

Michael Holmes 

Chief Executive

After a career in design and the communications industry Michael left his role as Director of Citigate Communications and transferred to the charity sector over ten years ago. Since then he has worked almost exclusively with vulnerable children oversees with a particular interest in Ethiopia. Married to Jane and with two adult sons, Michael is passionate about how the teaching of Jesus should motivate people in the west to share their expertise and resources with the most vulnerable in our world.

  Endalkachew Yemer   Country Director, Ethiopia  A graduate in both Community Development and Computer Science Endalk has worked with vulnerable children in Shashemene, Ethiopia for six years now. He is well known and respected within Shashemene for his hard work and concern for vulnerable children and is a committed member of his local church. In his spare time he also enjoys time in the gym and playing football.

Endalkachew Yemer

Country Director, Ethiopia

A graduate in both Community Development and Computer Science Endalk has worked with vulnerable children in Shashemene, Ethiopia for six years now. He is well known and respected within Shashemene for his hard work and concern for vulnerable children and is a committed member of his local church. In his spare time he also enjoys time in the gym and playing football.

  Diane Davidson   Finance Officer  Diane is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and a member by examination of the Institute of Credit Management.  She has worked in the charity sector since 2008. She has extensive experience in managing budgets for Educational and Healthcare projects in Ethiopia and has seen first-hand the challenges of life in Shashemene. Married to Jonathan they have 3 teenage children.   

Diane Davidson

Finance Officer

Diane is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and a member by examination of the Institute of Credit Management.  She has worked in the charity sector since 2008. She has extensive experience in managing budgets for Educational and Healthcare projects in Ethiopia and has seen first-hand the challenges of life in Shashemene. Married to Jonathan they have 3 teenage children.

 

 
 
  Richard Crowe   Board member  Richard is an Assistant Director with the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs. He is current Chair of the NI Rural Valuers Association specialising in rural land, property rental and mediation issues. In Ethiopia he has helped to develop community food growing opportunities alongside local Ethiopian government officials in Shashemene.

Richard Crowe

Board member

Richard is an Assistant Director with the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs. He is current Chair of the NI Rural Valuers Association specialising in rural land, property rental and mediation issues. In Ethiopia he has helped to develop community food growing opportunities alongside local Ethiopian government officials in Shashemene.

  Stephen Hamill   Board member  Stephen trained as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse and then joined McLaughlin & Harvey in 1987 where he was Finance Director until his move to semi-retirement in 2015.He and Mildred have one married daughter and two sons as well as Boris the dog, who particularly enjoys his walks with them on the North Antrim Coast! They are both actively engaged in ministry with Glenabbey Church.

Stephen Hamill

Board member

Stephen trained as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse and then joined McLaughlin & Harvey in 1987 where he was Finance Director until his move to semi-retirement in 2015.He and Mildred have one married daughter and two sons as well as Boris the dog, who particularly enjoys his walks with them on the North Antrim Coast! They are both actively engaged in ministry with Glenabbey Church.

  Stephen Hunter   Board member  With thirty years of experience selling within the design sector Stephen hunter is currently head of sales Ireland for walker Greenbank an international luxury furnishings group.  He is married to Zoe and has two daughters.  In his spare time he is an active member of the Kings Moss Cycling club.

Stephen Hunter

Board member

With thirty years of experience selling within the design sector Stephen hunter is currently head of sales Ireland for walker Greenbank an international luxury furnishings group.  He is married to Zoe and has two daughters.  In his spare time he is an active member of the Kings Moss Cycling club.

  Chris Jamison   Board member  After a short career as Analyst Programmer, Chris has been working in The Sea Fry fish and chip shop for more than 30 years where he is now in partnership with his brother Robin. He first travelled to Ethiopia in 2008 with Men on a Mission and has returned many times, even convincing his wife Judith to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary there. His brother and customers have been generously supportive of all the charity initiatives. He has 4 children and 2 grandchildren and a growing Ethiopian “family”.   

Chris Jamison

Board member

After a short career as Analyst Programmer, Chris has been working in The Sea Fry fish and chip shop for more than 30 years where he is now in partnership with his brother Robin. He first travelled to Ethiopia in 2008 with Men on a Mission and has returned many times, even convincing his wife Judith to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary there. His brother and customers have been generously supportive of all the charity initiatives. He has 4 children and 2 grandchildren and a growing Ethiopian “family”.