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.


Emma B - Administrator

Emma BEmma began an admin role with OSCAR in 2021 while studying mission aviation at Moody Bible Institute in the US. She’s eager to learn all things in the realm of world religions, Biblical studies and global missions with the goal to serve unreached Muslim people groups. Emma is a youth worker and AV tech at her church, as well as a book-lover and a potter.



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. He is married to Susie and they have two boys.



Joan Thomson - Admin and Data Checking

Joan ThomsonJoan has been a volunteer since 2018, helping with various admin and database tasks. Retired now following a career in education, she is actively involved in church life doing a variety of roles. She lives in south-west Scotland and is married to John.



Heather Snoek - Northern Ireland Representative

Heather SnoekHeather is our Northern Ireland rep and has recently retired from teaching. She is married to Frank (former missionary pilot) whom she met while they were both serving in Ivory Coast with WEC. Since then they have served with JAARS in the USA and Kenya. They have three grown-up children: Nathan, Aimee and Rebekka.




  • 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