David and Janie Beales pioneered DNA Networks and continue to exercise oversight of its mission units and ministries.
They both have degrees from Durham University where they met and have now been married for over 40 years, of which many years were spent living and working in Australia. David is an ordained Anglican minister and Janie has years of experience in a range of ministries in churches both in UK and Australia. They have three children and five grandchildren.
David Beales is licensed by the Bishop of Chelmsford, the Rt Rev Stephen Cottrell as Pioneer Minister to DNA Networks.
DNA Worship Community
Together with David and Janie, Eddy Encinales, Dave Watson and Julie Bishop comprise the leadership team developing the ministries and activities of the DNA worship community.
Eddy Encinales is originally from Colombia but spent many years in Spain. She is an ordained minister of the Foursquare church and has also worked extensively in business in Spain and UK. Currently working with refugees, she is married to Oscar and has two children and two grandchildren.
Julie Bishop is from Uganda where she had many years experience in education. She works with refugees and has recently completed a Masters in Refugee Care at Essex University. She has a passion for teaching so completed a TESOL course to enable her to teach refugees and migrants. She has also devised curricula for Christian Education programmes. She is married to Graham and between the two of them they have five adult children.
On mission in Colchester
Mark and Naomi Snelling operate the Abbeyfields Community Project, which is supported by DNA Networks along with 7 other churches. Having served a community development project in Hout Bay, South Africa, Mark and Naomi discovered a calling to community-related service. Mark and Naomi both work in part-time jobs giving them the freedom to catalyse community activities in the Abbeyfields area.
DNA Networks is a Charitable Trust, accountable to the Charity Commission. The Trustees are Tim Rose, Annette Cooper, Richard Hearing and Naomi Snelling. Viv Critchley remains on the board of trustees as an inactive trustee while she is living in Singapore.
The Ven Annette Cooper, Archdeacon of Colchester, is the appointed Visitor on behalf of the Bishop of Chelmsford. Annette receives regular reports of the work she visits from time to time and has been recently appointed as member of the Trustees board.