The Leadership of Langham Partnership New Zealand.
Tony Plews is the Executive Director of LeaDev-Langham, a collaboration between Leadership Development International and the Langham Partnership founded by John Stott. Tony previously taught Theology, Ethics, Church History and Preaching at Laidlaw College, Auckland, New Zealand between 1983 to 2002. In the course of his work, Tony travels two or three times each year to visit LeaDev-Langham partners to encourage, advise, assist with strategic planning, consult, trouble-shoot, mediate, and to teach and preach as opportunities arise. These visits also enable him to keep current on local social, religious, economic, and political situations in various countries, especially, though not exclusively, in Asia.
Executive Director, M: +64 21 683 393
Administration Manager, T: +64 9 376 5190
Langham Partnership in New Zealand is administered by LeaDev-Langham, an organisation which exists to support the development of Christian leaders. LeaDev-Langham also administers the work of Overseas Council, another international ministry, in New Zealand. The one team of Kiwi staff and Trustees simultaneously serve both ministries, and in doing so value the unity that this brings to the New Zealand contribution to global mission. Read more about LeaDev-Langham here.
The global leadership of Langham Partnership.
Chris Wright is the International Ministries Director.
His job is to represent and promote the vision and work of Langham around the world through his international travel and speaking and his writing ministry as a Christian scholar and author, and to share in the spiritual and strategic leadership of the organization. An ordained pastor in the Church of England, Chris spent five years teaching the Old Testament in India, and thirteen years as Academic Dean and then Principal of All Nations Christian College, in England.
Paul Windsor is the Director of Langham Preaching.
Paul coordinates an international team of national and regional co-ordinators and trainers who facilitate Langham Preaching movements around the world. A native of New Zealand, he teaches at a seminary in South Asia. He has served as the Associate Director of Langham Preaching, and has also served as Principal of Carey Baptist College, Auckland, New Zealand. Paul played a key part in establishing Langham in New Zealand in 2007, and currently sustains strong ties with Kiwi supporters of Langham’s ministry.
Riad Kassis is the Director of Langham Scholars.
He is himself a Langham Scholar from Lebanon and is deeply committed to global theological education. Riad has served as Regional Director for the Middle East, North Africa and Eastern Europe for Overseas Council as well as visiting professor of Old Testament at The Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Lebanon – which is where he lives. Riad combines this Langham appointment with another role, as the Director of ICETE (the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education).
Pieter Kwant is the Director of Langham Literature.
A Dutchman who has lived in South Africa, he has worked for several Christian publishers, including the one he founded himself, Piquant Editions. Pieter oversees the work of the Langham Literature Warehouse and Service Centre in Carlisle, England.
Mary Evans is Chair of the Langham Partnership International Council.
She is a visiting lecturer at the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology in Addis Ababa, and is the author of several books including the BST commentary on 1 and 2 Samuel.
For information on Langham staff at national level, select the relevant national partner below.