The Lifeline Expedition is organised by the Fountain Gate Trust (Registered charity no 298768.) This trust was set up to support the charitable work of David and Pam Pott based from their home in South East London which is called Fountain Gate.
The current trustees are:
Peter Adams formerly of Youth With A Mission's University of the Nations, now developing a reconciliation initiative with China.
Katharine Alston a housewife and art teacher, who has been supporting David & Pam for 7 years.
Andrew Winter director of Source a local business concerned with design and advertising consultancy.
There are three main leaders in the project -
Monette Tapa Nekomou is from Martinique and represents the Caribbean region as well as leading in the francophone world. She and her son Michael have been on all the expeditions, sometimes accompanied by her husband Paul who is from Cameroun.
Joseph Zintseme is from Cameroun and represents Africa. He currently serves with YWAM in Richmond Virginia and he planned the USA expedition with Carol Palmer.
David Pott from London, UK, represents Europe and is the project director.
There are many other people who are involved with the project in various ways. Here are some of them:-
David Wilson Treasurer and correspondent for the trust.
Marguerite Diarra from Mali, receiving enquiries regarding Africa in 2006.
Joseph Ankrah from Ghana, who is helping organise there in 2006.
Nigel Pocock who is assisting with research.
Carol Aird in Barbados, who co-ordinates for the Caribbean region.
Michael Lienau is an award winning film maker who has taken hours of footage in USA and the Caribbean and is preparing a real life documentary about the expedition.
David Pott directs the project. Here is a brief biography:
David Pott with his wife Pam currently leads the Fountain Gate Community (Youth With A Mission) in south-east London. After working for ten years in drug rehabilitation and detached youth work, David taught in both state and Christian schools for 19 years. David and Pam joined YWAM in 1988. As well as heading up the Shepherdıs Community School, David was active in teacher training and in helping those who wanted to set up Christian schools in Czechoslovakia and Kazakhstan after the collapse of communism.
In 1989, David and Pam led the Offa's Dyke Torch March along the ancient boundary between England and Wales. This prayer walk majored on reconciliation issues between those two nations. In 1995 they led the Euro-Nisa Region tour which brought together German, Czech and Polish teenagers in the area where those countries meet, exactly 50 years after the end of World War 2.Other prayer journeys included the Thames Path Prayer Walk in 1996 and Peregrinatio 97, a 680 mile solo walk retracing the route of early Celtic missionaries in Britain. In recent years, he has been leading the Lifeline Expedition.
David and Pam have three children, who are all married and they also rejoice in six grandchildren!
The Lifeline Expedition has developed within the fellowship of Youth With A Mission, and owes much to the friendship and support of its staff and leadership. We also have existing partnerships with the the following organisations:-
We are seeking to establish some other partnerships in the near future.