Cinnamon Network International has recently been seeking to expand our International team and following a global recruitment process we are delighted to announce that we have engaged the services of South African media professional, Nurden Cross, to fulfil the role as International Communications Lead.

Cape Town based Nurden Cross, will bring decades of multi-platform creative communication experience to this new role. Nurden has spent his life in creative ministry, including theatre, design, music industry management and radio and television content creation.

For over a decade he worked with the global worship label Integrity Media as Director of their African operation. For many years he was a monthly columnist in South Africa’s leading Christian publication, Joy Magazine.

Cinnamon Network was founded by Matt Bird in 2010, and since then has worked alongside Churches to help transform communities across the UK. Since 2018, Cinnamon Network International has responded to invitations from all over the world to develop this model through establishing and supporting national networks. We are currently active in eight different countries, with more being added in the next few months.

Of Nurden’s appointment to this role, Matt Bird remarks: “We are delighted to welcome Nurden to our international team. A key part of our ongoing development is our ability to capture, tell and connect transformation stories around the world. The Church’s incredible response to COVID-19 has accelerated the process and increased the number and diversity of stories and projects. As part of the Cinnamon Network International team, this key role will help shape the size and scope of our support going forward.”

Of his new role, Nurden commented: “I am humbled to be entrusted by Cinnamon Network International to help capture stories of transformation that are coming out of the various Cinnamon networks. Jesus was a master story teller because he knew that stories are a powerful way to bring restoration to a broken world. I am excited as we enter this new season of living out the mandate to …‘Publish His glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things He does.’ – 1 Chronicles 16:24 NLT”