North Africa

Our team in North Africa specialises in 3D animation, filmmaking training and women's work. Our charitable organisation is also based in North Africa.

Renee Cloud, North Africa Director

Renee joined the North African team in 1988 after graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She started with administrative work and soon was trained in other areas of the organization, such as TV script-writing, media production, media training, marketing and distribution, business development and fundraising. Renee was the head of MEM's social arm for its first 10 years after it was established in 2005, before becoming director of the North Africa operation. Renee has been married since 1990 and has two daughters and a son, and considers growing up in MEM to be God’s blessing for her life and the life of her family.

The Gulf

Our team in the Gulf was established in 2007 and specialises in empowering believers from a Muslim background. 

Leina, Gulf Director

Leina is an Arab follower of Christ. She is passionate about reaching, enabling and resourcing believers from the Gulf to impact their own communities for Christ, creating life-transforming media that reaches the region. She has over 20 years experience in TV, film and radio production with 17 of these in the countries of the Arabian Peninsula. She has co-led the Gulf team since its formation in 2007. Leina is now leading this ministry.  Through prayer and holistic team equipping, she sees this ministry transitioning fruitfully to be led by a team of Gulf followers of Christ from a majority background. 

If you're interested in communicating with our North Africa or Gulf teams, please get in touch via the USA office - contact information here.

If you would be interested in volunteering with us either in North Africa, the Middle East, or with our international team please download this document to view our current available positions.


The USA team exists to support the work of the North Africa and Gulf teams, through fundraising and raising awareness.

Terry Zimmer, USA Director

Terry is our USA Director and joined the team in 2016. You can contact her at


Meet the UK/Europe team on the MEM UK/Europe website.


Wayne Larson, International Director

Wayne began his career in TV and radio, before feeling called to help start MEM’s North Africa-based production ministry over 30 years ago. Whilst there he helped with the launch of one of the Middle East’s first Christian satellite television stations, SAT-7. Wayne led the North Africa team until 2004, when he assumed the role of New Venture Director for MEM. After being challenged by Leina, who saw the need for a Gulf-based media ministry to teenagers, the Gulf team was established in 2007. Wayne co-led the Gulf team until 2017, when he became MEM's International Director. He is now based in the USA.

Board of Reference

Rev Colin Chapman, UK
Mrs Robyn Claydon, Australia
Baroness Caroline Cox, UK
Dr Edward R Dayton, USA
Bishop Derek L Eaton, New Zealand
Dr Walter Liefeld, USA
Rt Rev Dr Bill Musk, UK
Rev. Frog and Amy Orr-Ewing, UK
Dr Hugh & Marion Osgood, UK
Rev Eberhard Troeger, Germany
Dr Dudley Woodberry, USA