Co-founder and Co-Director of Restored
Mandy was, until June 2012, Tearfund's Programme Development Advisor for Gender. She combined her role at Tearfund alongside Co-Directing Restored for over two years. Mandy has travelled extensively over the last 20 years and has run gender & gender-based violence training across Africa, Latin America, Central Asia, Russia, SE Asia and the UK.
In 2011 Mandy won the Deloitte 'Women Who Rock' award for her work on gender equality and ending gender based violence.
Mandy has previously lived and worked in India and has internationally published articles and case studies. There include the pioneering 'Gender, HIV and the Church' case study from work in Zimbabwe and Burkina Faso which saw relationships transformed; Oxfam's Gender & Development Journal; Woman Alive; Liberti; Echoes of Service; Tearfund’s Footsteps Magazine & Prayer diary. These sit alongside numerous blogs.
Mandy is passionate about seeing the church rise up to take action on ending violence against women and being a positive example to the world on healthy relationships. She encourages every individual to realise their full potential in life. Restored is the channel of that passion and energy. She originally comes from Southport, UK. In her spare time Mandy plays hockey for her local club, Richmond and volunteered as a Games Maker at the London 2012 Olympics. Mandy attends St Stephen's Church in Twickenham.
Co-founder and Co-Director of Restored
Peter previously worked as International Director of Tearfund. Before that he was Director for the UK's Department for International Development, where he had responsibility for the UK’s multilateral development partnerships, (including the World Bank, EU and UN).
Peter grew up in Birmingham and trained as an economist. His first job was as an economic adviser for the Government of Malawi, living in Lilongwe, where he met his wife Stella. They have two children and live in Streatham, South London. Peter then worked as a consultant and as a marketing manager for British Telecom before joining DFID in 1990. Peter’s 15 years with DFID included three and a half years living with his family in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Peter joined Tearfund in 2005 with overall responsibility for Tearfund’s partner programmes and disaster management work worldwide.
Peter’s life was turned around at the World AIDS conference in Mexico in August 2008 where he first woke up to the extent and severity of Violence Against Women worldwide. He longs to see the church, and particularly Christian men, speaking out to changes attitudes and prevent violence against women
Peter recently joined Streatham Hill Baptist Church and is perennially trying to keep fit and learn French. He is the author of “Poor No More” (Monarch, 2008)
Alan and Elaine Storkey
These extraordinary individuals are founder members and Ambassadors of Restored.
Elaine is a philosopher, sociologist and theologian who has held university posts at King's College, London; Stirling, Oxford; Calvin College, USA; and the Open University in UK. A fellow of Aberystwyth University ,a former Director if the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity and High Table Member of Newnham College, Cambridge. She has also lectured in different countries in Africa and Asia. Her presidency of Tearfund, aid and development agency, spanned 17 years. Elaine is a proficient author and broadcaster and a passionate advocate for justice and gender issues, in her posts at the general Synod of the Church of England she has implemented many changes for women in the last 30 years. For the latest blogs and news from Elaine please click here
Alan (Ph.D., Free University of Amsterdam) is a Christian political theorist linked with worldwide Christian political movements. He became a member of the Research Scholars in Economics team at Calvin College, United States, in the early 1980s. He was Director of Studies for 20 years at Oak Hill Theological College, London, until 2003, responsible for the academic programme with Middlesex University. He was Chair of the Christian Movement for Democracy for a decade and his books include A Christian Social Perspective, The Meanings of Love, Foundational Epistemologies in Consumption Theory, Marriage and its Modern Crisis and Jesus and Politics. Alan is also a gifted artist and paints both landscapes and portraits. He exhibits regularly and you can see more of his painting here.
Elaine and Alan have three sons and six grandchildren and live in Cambridgeshire.
Susie Flashman Jarvis has worked as an accredited counsellor for the last 13 years, focusing mainly on trauma, abuse, bereavement and relationship issues. Her autobiography, ‘Potholes and Belly-flops – thoughts from a woman who knows’ has resulted in a growing speaking ministry as she shares her passion for her Lord, to enable women to live as daughters of the King. We feel privileged to welcome Susie as an Ambassador for Restored. Susie's story of transformation is powerfully summarised in her own words "once a body exposed to shame and lust. Now a life laid bare to tell of the Father's love", and is a source of inspiration and encouragement for women who have faced difficult situations in their lives.
Office Manager and Latin America Co-ordinator
Restored aims to have a sex-balanced/gender-equal Board. We also aim to have two under 25's, international representation & a survivor of violence. Our current Board meets these aims.
Jill McLachlan - Chair
Val Stevens - Treasurer
Babatope (Tope) Akinwande
Robyn Boosey - Advocacy Officer
Esther Sweetman - Resources
We have a number of volunteers working with us on training, events and admin. If you have a specific skill that you can offer Restored please get in touch. We are particularly keen to hear from survivors and men. Basic training is required for all volunteers.