The work of STS is overseen by a Board of Directors based in the UK. They are responsible for ensuring that every aspect of the work of STS is undertaken in accordance with best practice in both the UK and Argentina. The Board meets on a regular basis to monitor all activities and to receive regular reports from staff in Argentina and other committees established by the Board.
All of the board members are committed to serving the evangelical church in South America. Everyone activity involved in the work of STS endorses the Lausanne Covenant.
STS Board of Directors
David Thompson (chair) is a retired Business Consultant who began his career in IT with a large multi-national company. In more recent times he worked with a number of organizations in both the public and private sectors, largely in the areas of leadership and communication skills. He is an elder in the Presbyterian Church and, for a spell, was Chairman of Habitat for Humanity (NI), a Christian organization committed to the provision of affordable housing, worldwide. David’s heart-felt desire is to witness the outworking of the Holy Spirit, transforming lives, communities and nations.
Dr Desmond Alexander (secretary) has over thirty years experience in theological education and is currently chair of the Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical and Theological Research and associate director for Post-graduate Studies in the Institute of Theology at Queen’s University, Belfast. A senior lecturer in Biblical Studies at Union Theological College, he is well acquainted with degree-level teaching and administration, and is recognised internationally for his contributions to the study of the Bible.
Dr Cynthia Bennett Brown worked for 10 years with a small mission organization, before moving to Belfast in 2005 to undertake a PhD in Systematic Theology at Queen’s University. Originally from the USA, she has lived for several years in France and Canada before coming to N. Ireland. She currently teaches full-time at Belfast Bible College, while undertaking further research in theology and church history.
Mr Peter Davison is a retired solicitor living in North Down. He was previously a senior partner in a leading commercial law firm and since retirement has been appointed to the Board of the South Eastern Health Trust, where he is directly tasked with strategic planning and financial management of a £10m budget. He is an elder in Ballygilbert Church and also is currently enrolled as a mature student at Union Theological College (Queen’s University), Belfast.
Mrs Lilliana Massacane worked as an independent chartered accountant for 25 years and was an active member of an independent Christian organisation-CENTI in Argentina before moving to Belfast in 2004. Shortly after this she was appointed as Trustee and Treasurer for Latinoamerica Unida based in Belfast. She completed a Master’s degree in Corporate Social Responsibility at the University of Barcelona, Spain in October 2008. Lilliana currently lives and works in London.
Mr Tim McQuoid is a solicitor with over 20 years experience in private practice in Holywood County Down. He is a member of Knock Presbyterian Church. He also sits on the finance, legal and IT committee of PCI. He is chair of the board of Governors of Greenwood Primary School in East Belfast.
Consultant to the Board
Mr Ian McCammon has just stepped down from being the National Director of Interserve Ireland. Having previously been a missionary with Latin Link, he has a strong passion for seeing the church in South America grow in maturity. An accountant by training, Ian brings a particular expertise in finance to the Board of STS.