The Moringa Associate Co-Directors are David and Kathi Cohen
Rev. David M. S. Cohen
David is the co-founder (with Kathi) of Moringa Associates Inc., and has served as its Public Officer since its inception in 2006. David has spent his working life in Christian ministry – teaching at St. Andrew’s Cathedral School and Sydney Grammar School; then served for 11 years with the Bible Society in Mauritius, New Zealand, and Africa; 11 years in parish ministry in the Diocese of Sydney; 8 years as General Director for Scripture Union in England and Wales; 3 Years with Tear Fund UK leading their team in Zaire; and 10 years as National Director of Worldshare Australia. With an MA in French from Sydney University, David was ordained in the Anglican Church of Australia in 1967; and is an Honorary Canon of the Diocese of Antsiranana in Madagascar.
Katherine A. Cohen
Kathi is the co-founder (with David) of Moringa Associates Inc., and has served as the Secretary and Operations Manager since its inception in 2006. Much of her life has been spent in Christian ministry. For 10 years, she worked in training, operations and communication roles with Youth With A Mission. With international responsibilities, she was based in Europe, on the M/V Anastasis Ship; 4 years as Operations Director EFMA now called Missio Nexus, Wheaton, IL USA; and 6 years as Promotions Manager of Worldshare Australia. She was the Business Manager for Church Army Australia from May 2009 to April 2010. Kathi served on the board of Christian Ministry Advancement Ltd., first from 2002 until May 2009, and again from May 2010 to August 2016. Born in California, she has a BA in Organisational Management, Eastern University of St. David’s, PA, an Associate’s Degree in Biblical Studies and Leadership Training and is a member of Delta Mu Delta, National Honour Society in Business Administration, St. David’s, PA, USA.
The Moringa Associates Board consists of:
Mrs Alison Cork (President)
Alison is married to Trevor and has 4 adult children and a growing number of delightful grandchildren. She became a Christian in her early teens and is enjoying being part of St David’s Blaxland. She is a retired special education teacher and is currently involved as pianists with the St David’s Blaxland Worship team and teaching English to refugees at Blacktown Anglican Church.
Mr Keith Windred (Vice President)
Keith is a retired school principal. He has been President/Chairman of many sporting organisations and is a past church warden, church committee member, treasurer and secretary.
Mrs Katherine Cohen (Secretary/Operations Manager)
Kathi co-founded Moringa Associates in 2006 with David her husband. She previously was Business Manager for The Church Army in Australia and before that was Promotions Manager of Worldshare Australia, and Operations Director for EFMA (The Mission Exchange) now Missio Nexus in USA.
Mrs Mandy Martyn (Treasurer)
Mandy grew up teen years and university years at Armidale majoring in biochemistry /nutrition. She worked as research assistant in Melanoma Unit under with Prof Bill Mccarthy when it was based at Sydney Hospital. She is married to Bob together they were and blessed with a quiver of sons (now grown men). She attends Springwood/Winmalee Anglican church and is involved in Women’s Ministry and Music. Mandy retrained in new career path (accounting/book keeping) when her children were at school and is now a Practice Manager at McPhee Kelshaw where she remains happily! She loves to garden, walk (anywhere) meet girlfriends for coffee and read. She enjoys meeting new friends in the Lord.
Rev David Cohen (Executive and Public Officer)
David has had a varied ministry with the Bible Society (in Mauritius, NZ and Africa), in Anglican parish ministry in the Diocese of Sydney (in Sylvania and Manly), with Scripture Union in the UK, Tear Fund in UK, DR Congo and Rwanda, and with Worldshare Australia before co-founding Moringa Associates with Kathi in 2006. David is passionate about encouraging others and helping them flourish in faith, ministry and life.
Dina is married to Ron and has been a member of St David’s, Blaxland congregation for twelve years. She taught school scripture for many years and held various positions in her previous congregation Retired, she was departmental assistant in secondary school for eighteen years covering Performing Arts and the International Baccalaureate. Dina has a degree in History and English Literature.
Ron is married to Dina and attends St David’s, Blaxland. They have two adult children. Now retired, Ron has had a career involved in management in the motor and fuel industries. He is a past parish Council member and church maintenance team member. Ron is a member of a group who supports the Uri peoples of the Morobe Province in PNG.
Trevor is married to Alison and they have 4 adult children and numerous grandchildren. He became a Christian in his early teens and is enjoying being part of St David’s Blaxland. He has been a solicitor for many years both in Sydney and locally. He is the Australian Chair of Langham Partnership International which has inspired him about the Church in the Developing World.
Rev Alan Donohoo
Alan is retired, formerly he was an Anglican Parish minister and Archdeacon of Western Sydney. He is currently volunteers in several organisations.
Mrs Veronica Windred
Veronica is a past president of several sporting and social committees. She was a school assistant in both primary and secondary schools for 25 years, and is a member of St. David’s Blaxland congregation, married to Keith.
Panel of Reference
Bishop Paul Butler (Durham UK)
Elected as Bishop of Durham in 2014 succeeding Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, Paul was previously Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham; and before that Bishop suffragan of Southampton. Before several years in parish ministry, he was on the staff of Scripture Union, of which he is now the President. Appointed honorary Canon of Byumba in Rwanda in 2001, trustee of the Church Mission Society UK from 2000 to 2010, chairing it from 2008 to 2010, he regularly visits Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda, and sits in the House of Lords.
Dr. R.T. Kendall (USA)
R.T. is a noted author and speaker living in retirement in Tennessee, but with a continuing international ministry. A Baptist, he was for 25 years the minister of Westminster Chapel in London, UK, succeeding Dr Martin Lloyd-Jones.
Mrs. Eleanor Kreider (USA)
Eleanor is a noted author and speaker. She is on the Mennonite Missions Network editorial team producing Take Our Moments and Our Days: An Anabaptist Prayer Book. Eleanor shared with her late husband, Dr. Alan Kreider, as director of the London Mennonite Centre in England. She was active in leading and teaching worship in the newly-founded London Mennonite Fellowship, the first Mennonite community in England since 1575.
Bishop Stuart Robinson (Vaucluse, Australia)
Rector of St Michael’s Vaucluse & Rose Bay. Formerly Stuart served as the 10th Bishop of the Anglican diocese of Canberra and Goulburn, between 2009 and 2017. An Anglican Priest and church planter in Australia and North-West Europe for more than 20 years, Stuart was the founding leader of a North-western Sydney fellowship, initiated student ministries on a University of Western Sydney campus, pastored an English-language church in Brussels, Belgium and Liege, and then returned to further parish ministry in Sydney, Australia. An author and having chaired several Christian organisations, reflects the passionate nature of interest and engagement.
Mr. Tom Slater (Melbourne, Australia)
Tom, a retired ministry leader, formerly General Secretary of Scripture Union Victoria, he then served as the National Director of the Australian Evangelical Alliance Inc. from 1999 until his retirement at the end of 2008.
Mr. Gary Williams (North Tamborine, Australia)
In 2001 Gary became the Director of CMA, leaving his previous role as Administration & Community Care Associate Pastor in Southport Church of Christ. Today he continues to direct the strategic Christian Ministry Advancement Ltd (incorporating Christian Management Australia) not-for-profit charity helping the Christian sector in Australia become more effective.