Ed Walker spent 10 years working in oversea’s relief and development. 9 of those were working in war zones and disaster hit area’s in Africa (Burundi, Rwanda, Southern Sudan, Northern Kenya, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Darfur) for Tearfunds Disaster Management team. His final post was as Programme Director with a £5 million budget and over 400 staff reaching over 100,000 war affected Darfurians and chairing the NGO Steering Committee. He has authored a book called ‘Reflections from the Scorched Earth’ which has sold over 5000 copies.
He then moved to the UK where he was Director of the YMCA Client Services for 3 years. He has subsequently set-up a charity called Hope into Action which enables the church to house the vulnerable. To date they have 36 homes in Peterborough, Cambridge, Norwich, Nottingham, Lincoln, Wolverhampton, Ipswich. Hope into Action has won many awards, including the CSJ award for 2013, best social action award from the Christian Funders forum 2015. He is married to an amazing wife and has 2 daughters and a son.