Hedd Thomas joined World Renew in August 2013 as the South Sudan Program Manager for International Disaster Response.
He was first introduced to World Renew in 2011 when he was called to act as a consultant for World Renew in Kenya. He was impressed with the people and the work that World Renew was involved in.
Before becoming a consultant Hedd Thomas worked for several agencies including Food for the Hungry, Christian Aid (UK) and Plan International. In 1998, He decided to work strictly for Christian organizations because of the special role that Christians have in relief and development and how the Word of God is a key part of their professional lives.
Hedd started his African field work in South Sudan many years ago, and is grateful to be back, especially now that the South is independent and has a chance to recover from decades of war and suffering. This ministry offers wonderful opportunities to serve and to stand with communities who are in difficulty or recovering from crises. Hedd feels blessed and privileged to be able to minister in South Sudan.
He has lived about half his life in Africa and the other half in the United Kingdom. Hedd has been married to Jane for 25 years. They have three daughters; Lily is a journalist, Lydia studies archaeology in London, and Rebecca is studying English in Reading (Berkshire UK).