Who We Are

2:19 is part of Serving in Mission and is run by David and Maura Baldwin, under the direction of an advisory committee.

  • David Baldwin

    Director
    David was born and brought up in the sleepy Berkshire countryside but soon discovered that there was a bigger world out there, which quickly got into his system. The assorted results of this, more or less in order, were a passion for China, a GAP year in Ethiopia, finding and marrying mission-minded Maura, Bible College training in Belfast and 11 years of ministry in Ethiopia with SIM. Since our family needs brought us back to the UK, we have served as International Workers at Carey Baptist Church, Reading, and David has been lecturing in mission at Oak Hill College...
  • Maura Baldwin

    Co director
    Maura, together with her children and her husband David, worked in Ethiopia with Serving In Mission for 11 years. On their return to Reading in 2007 they had the privilege of setting up an international outreach project from Carey Baptist Church with the aim of serving the local community.
  • Marina Swainston-Harrison

    Lead Specialist - South
    Marina joined the 2:19 team in April 2017. She is based near Reading with her husband Grant and their 3 sons. Marina is our Lead Specialist for church-based ESL provision and is responsible for co-ordination, support and development of ESL conversation classes and iCaf initiatives run out of UK local churches. Originally from South Africa with a culturally mixed heritage, she brings with her a deep love for foreign languages and peoples as well as her experience in teaching English and Spanish. She believes that as we build relationships, people will be drawn to Jesus in us...
  • Jonathan Norgate

    Resource and Materials Developer
    Jonathan, with his wife Zoe and three children, worked in Cambodia with OMF for several years before returning to the UK in 2018. While there he was involved in rural church planting, English teaching and community outreach in a slum community in Phnom Penh. Prior to this he worked in international student ministry for a large church in Sheffield and in student ministry with UCCF in Scotland. He studied English at university and completed a PhD in Christian doctrine at Aberdeen University in 2008. He is thrilled to be involved with 2:19 and see more churches equipped both to...
  • Katie Oliver

    Administrator
    Katie joined the team in November 2019 as the administrator for 2:19 and she is based in Rochester, Kent. She manages enquiries that come into 2:19 and supports the work of the team. Katie first started to get involved with international work at university, during a summer trip to China in 2012 she realised she really enjoyed teaching English and sharing the gospel with international people. She loved how open her international friends were in finding out about Christianity and has slowly seen some come to have a relationship with Christ.  She moved to Reading in September...
  • Emma Croft

    Emma Scott

    Consultant
    Emma joined the 2:19 team in September 2018, having just completed a Masters in TESOL at Reading University. She previously worked for 2:19 as a Lead Specialist for the Midlands but her role has changed now to Consultant. Her love of languages and all things linguistics-related developed at a young age, and lead to her studying Spanish for her degree and living in Barcelona for a period of time. She has a passion for teaching and befriending internationals, and was involved at Bridges Language Classes, Reading for  5 years where she was able to make friends from...