Gemma Carr grew up in Hampstead, NW London and studied English & Media at DeMontfort University in Leicester. At the age of 23 Gemma moved to Spain to run a restaurant and loved the country so much, now aged 41 she is still there! Gemma is an artist and has previously run her own business producing fine art & trompe l´oeil murals. Gemma married Paul in 2017 and together they decided to form Collective Calling.
Paul Carr born in Leicester City, UK, 1982. Paul has spent most of his early twenties travelling Australia and East Asia until he found his home in Spain. Paul spent the first 10 years in Spain working for various financial service companies until he felt a strong calling to go to Greece at the age of 33 to help in the refugee crisis, months later Collective Calling was birthed.
Board of Directors
Patrick Murphy, B.A. (Hons) Financial Services, was introduced to Collective Calling through a fundraising event in Spain and after learning more about the Centre of Hope, Patrick engaged his foundation Zen Wealth Charitable Foundation to help towards the funding of the centre. Patrick who is a managing partner for Zen Wealth LLP, brings a wealth of expertise and wisdom to Collective Calling following his philanthropical work internationally on other charitable projects.
Kurt Kettner-Borough is from California and has been the pastor for the Wave Church in Puerto Banus, Spain, for over 10 years. Having managed his own non-profit and worked in multiple countries throughout Africa, meeting spiritual and practical needs though the deployment of mission teams, Kurt brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Collective Calling.
George Petch, the CEO of GPI Europe, which is an integral part of a larger financial services group, brings almost 30 years experience of running International companies to Collective Calling. George provides vital guidance, support and structure management for Collective Calling and this is enhanced by his great desire to share the love of Jesus with others.
Ariel Kristin Black, a ranch owner and retired US Navy and Marine Corps FMF corpsman, brings with her over 20 years of missionary experience and joins us, as a single mother, alongside her 7 and 8 year old children. With all three hearts set on the growth and delivery of Africa we are elated to welcome their; medical, missionary, agricultural and leadership skills on to the team.
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