OSCAR People

Who's behind OSCAR?

Mike Frith - Founding Director

Mike FrithMike works full-time with OSCAR and is involved in just about every aspect of the organisation. Originally from Dunstable, he worked as a pilot/engineer with Mission Aviation Fellowship in Madagascar & Uganda before returning to the UK to set up OSCAR. He has a Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Post Grad. Diploma in Mission Aviation Technology. He has also been involved in church planting and pioneer mission initiatives. Mike is married to Cheryl and they have two grown up children, Joanna & Will.


Joanna Frith - Admin & Events Support

Joanna FrithJoanna graduated from the University of Southampton with a Spanish degree in 2019. Before attending university she undertook two gap year mission placements in 2014/15, one in Bolivia working with a Tearfund project, the other in rural Spain helping a church plant with European Christian Mission. Outside these placements she was OSCAR's office administrator for the year. She continues to help OSCAR with various tasks usually related to administration, exhibitions and events, whilst also training to be a counsellor.

Tracey Ryland - Social Media & Admin Support

Tracey RylandTracey has helped OSCAR in various roles since 2013 including social media, research, project management and admin support. She has previously run her own company, Ekiliya Ltd, providing event management services and administration support and has also been on the team organising the Big Church Day Out. Tracey is married to Mark.


Kieran Metcalfe - Website Development

Kieran MetcalfeKieran has been working as OSCAR's web developer since Autumn 2016. When he's not working for OSCAR, he's also a Freelance Graphic and Web Designer, Amateur Photographer and Worship Leader.




  • Phil Metcalf
  • Sue O'Dell
  • Tracey Ryland
  • Mike Frith

We also have an amazing team of volunteers who help with data checking and exhibitions!

To contact any of us, please use the Contact page