Who We Are

2:19 is a charity run by David and Maura Baldwin, under the direction of trustees.

  • David Baldwin

    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

    Director of Operations
    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.
  • Daniel Whetham

    Regional Developer for North West England
    Daniel, along with his wife Mei, had the privilege of serving in the wonderful country of Laos for many years. There he found there were few better ways of sharing life with people than through teaching English and working with teachers. He loves the way teaching gets right into the heart of communities and the lives of individuals and families. Now based in Manchester, he continues to teach English and loves to connect and walk alongside churches in their outreach to the world at their doorstep.
  • Marina Swainston-Harrison

    ESL Lead Specialist
    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...
  • Marisa Gedrych

    Operations and Events Manager
    Marisa is the newest member of the 2:19 team, joining us in September 2020. Marisa was born in South Wales but grew up in Australia and has worked in various administrative roles across both continents. Her work experience includes state and federal government; small business; law firms; charities; and educational institutions. Marisa will run the office and coordinate logistics for our Forums and events.
  • 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

    Social Media and Website Manager
    Katie joined the team in November 2019 as the administrator for 2:19 and she is based in Rochester, Kent. She manages the social media and online platforms for 2:19. 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 2013 and became an...
  • Rachel Thake

    Volunteer ESL Consultant
    Rachel put her toes in the EFL/ESOL waters, teaching as a CMS volunteer for two years in Kenya. She returned with two life-changing discoveries: firstly that teaching is her vocation and secondly with a soon-to-be-husband as a permanent "souvenir". Since then she has taught in a wide range of contexts - from toddlers to 80+, from Derby to Chiang Mai, from Nepal to China.