Chine McDonald is head of Christian influence & engagement at World Vision – a faith-based children’s international development agency. Prior to that, she was director of communications at the Evangelical Alliance, including running threadsuk.com – an online collective for people in their 20s and 30s exploring faith and life.
She read theology & religious studies at Cambridge University before training as a newspaper journalist and over the years has written for several regional and national publications. Chine has been named in lists including Christianity magazine’s ’33 under 33’ and Keep the Faith’s ‘Most Influential Black Christian Women’.
She loves taking the opportunity to make faith accessible and relevant within the mainstream world and regularly gets to do that through writing and broadcasting. It’s also one of the reasons she loves Greenbelt because it provides a space where the assumed barriers between the secular and the sacred are torn down. She is a regular contributor to BBC Religion & Ethics programmes, including the Daily Service, Pause for Thought and Prayer for the Day.
Chine is the author of ‘Am I Beautiful?’ – a book exploring body image among Christian women. As well as being a Greenbelt trustee, she also sits on the boards of the Church & Media Network, Christians Against Poverty and the Sophia Network.