Our Team

Our team comes from very different sectors – scientific, philosophical, business and legal – but we share a desire to engage in questions of faith, to speak where Christ is not yet known, to train the next generation, and to live out the good news of Jesus Christ.

Our Speakers

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Lara has a specific interest in studying the impact of Jesus’ life and teachings on the flourishing of individuals as well as communities. She holds qualifications in History, English Literature, Education, Apologetics and Theology.
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Max’s research focuses on the philosophical arguments for theism, the rationality of belief in God, divine hiddenness, and the historical credibility of the New Testament. Max has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Oxford.
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Sharon is particularly interested in questions of meaning, purpose and identity and how they relate to Christian belief. She holds a PhD in brain imaging from the University of Cambridge.
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Simon's work focuses on the relationship between faith, evidence, imagination and reason. Previously a lawyer, Simon holds qualifications in Law, Economics, Education and Theology.
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Tom is passionate about philosophy and theology. He has an MA in Christian Apologetics, and is currently working on his doctorate in Theology, Philosophy and Film.

Senior Fellows and Adjunct Speakers

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Amy is an OCCA senior fellow and an international author, speaker and theologian who addresses the deep questions of our day with meaningful answers found in the Christian Faith.
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Andy is an adjunct speaker with OCCA and Managing Director of Chorus Network. A qualified chartered accountant, Andy also holds a Masters in Philosophy and has been involved in business missions across the world.
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Calum is an adjunct speaker with OCCA, a medical doctor, and a research associate in bioethics at the University of Oxford. He speaks widely on the existence of God, probability theory, and beginning of life ethics.
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John is a senior fellow at OCCA and Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University (emeritus). He is an internationally renowned speaker on the interface of science, philosophy and religion.
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Sam is a senior fellow at OCCA and a pastor, apologist, author and speaker. He writes extensively on issues relating to identity, sexuality, and faith.


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Akeel Sachak
Board Member
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Francis Wright
Board Member
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James Gardner
Chairman of the Board
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Jeremy Marshall
Board Member
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Martin Kitcatt
Board Member
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Michael O'Neil
Board Member

Senior Leadership

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Annelize Mynhardt
Interim COO
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Charlie Styles
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Sharon Dirckx
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Simon Edwards

Join our team

We’re adding to our team. If you’re interested in working at OCCA, please visit the Careers page for all current openings.