EA appoints its first Black female Director

Chine Mbubaegbu has become the first Black woman to be appointed as a director of the Evangelical Alliance, in the organisation’s 168-year history.

The former Head of Media and Communications at EA is now its Director of Communications for the Alliance, and is also one of the youngest people to ever be appointed to the role.

Commenting, Steve Clifford, General Director of the Evangelical Alliance, said: “Over the last four years, Chine has made an enormous contribution to the growth and development of so much within the Alliance. Her appointment as Director of Communications is, in many ways, a recognition of the significant role she is already fulfilling, while looking forward to her influence growing both inside and outside the Evangelical Alliance. Chine provides us with the insights and voice of the millennial generation.”

Chine, 30, is excited about her appointment. She stated: “I have been privileged to work for

this amazing organisation for the past four years, and am looking forward to bringing a different perspective to the leadership team. In my new role, I’ll be focusing on ensuring that people like me are attracted to the Alliance, and see it for the vibrant organisation that it is.”

A Cambridge University graduate, Chine, who is a writer and author, is of Nigerian descent. She is a former journalist and editor with a passion for reporting religion’s impact on society, as well as writing and speaking about faith, race and gender.

Chine has been a part the EA’s ‘One People Commission’, which has been comprised of national church leaders from across ethnic minorities since its inception. She also played a key role in the launch of www.threadsuk.com – the Alliance’s online collective of people in their 20s and 30s exploring faith and life – which has won both Best Christian Blog and Best Multi-Author Blog at the Christian New Media Awards.

Visit www.eauk.org for more information.

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