Who We Are

Who we are

English Teaching and Outreach Forum is run annually by two:nineteen. The English Teaching and Outreach Forum chairing committee is made up of members of Christian organisations and churches with experience in English teaching and outreach.

  • 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.
  • Natasha Burt

    Natasha lives and works in Croydon, where five years ago she set up Selam English Classes for women, based at two local churches. She particularly enjoys the privilege of working amongst internationals, having lived and worked abroad at different points in her life. Natasha studied French and Spanish at university and has had opportunities to use both languages over the years, working for the American Red Cross as a Spanish-speaker whilst living in Boston, and as a French teacher, whilst living in Ethiopia. She is married to Pete and has three teenage children. She loves to read, watch films...
  • 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...
  • Marina Swainston-Harrison

    Marina was brought up in sub-tropical, colourful Durban, South Africa. She moved to the UK with her husband Grant in 1998. Their 3 sons were born in London where they lived for 11 years before moving to Reading. They loved the cultural mix of London – languages and foods – and thought they would lose that in a smaller town but not in Reading! Marina has a rich Jewish-Greek heritage and has lived and worked on four continents, mostly in Spanish-speaking countries. She taught English and Spanish for many years and joined the Bridges English team in...
  • Song Tsai

    Song was born in Taiwan, but later emigrated with his family to the UK at the age of 11. After becoming a Christian at the age of twenty-one, Song began volunteering in international student outreach in Sheffield where he lived at the time. Song later married a fellow volunteer (who mistook him for an international student at first meeting). In  2012, Julia (his wife) and he moved back to Taiwan for two years and were involved with student ministry there. Since being back in the UK, Song has been involved in various international student outreach ministries and is...
  • Kirsten Wynn

    Kirsten works for Friends International in South East London and is involved in helping local churches reach out to international students. She helps run an English conversation group for students at the local university and is also part of a local church team who reach out to the local community through teaching English as a second Language. She loves meeting people from all over the world, eating their food and introducing them to Jesus.