Our People

All the Trustees of UCU Partners UK have historical links to UCU and to Uganda. We care deeply about the progress of Uganda as a country, and all that this means. We know that higher education is key to any country’s development; and recognise the excellent education offered by UCU.

One of our goals is to build some volunteer support. If you would like to volunteer to help in any way please contact us.

Current Trustees

Rev. Dan Button – Secretary

Dan spent 8 years as a lecturer and head of department at Uganda Christian University before settling in the UK.  He was ordained in the Church of Uganda in 2004, and has spent his career teaching in higher education over 20 years in 5 countries.  He is currently the managing director for the Gloucestershire Theology School, and has been secretary and trustee for UCU Partners since 2012. He and Rosie (also a trustee) have two fantastic children and a Tibetan Terrier.  Dan has served as secretary and trustee of UCU Partners UK since 2012.

Rev. Chris Dobson – Chairman

Chris is married to Anita, and they have two children, Susie and Jonathan. He grew up in Uganda, where his father, John, taught New Testament Greek at Bishop Tucker Theological College. At the age of 10 he returned to the UK and went to school in Norwich. He studied English at Aberystwyth University, worked for a year in a youth centre in Liverpool, then trained at Wycliffe Hall. Chris has worked in parishes in Rochester Diocese and Harare, Zimbabwe. For the last 8 years he was Bishop’s Adviser for Links in Rochester Diocese and vicar of St Andrew’s church, Paddock Wood, Kent. He is currently Ecumenical and Global Partnership Officer for Bristol Diocese.

Mrs Rosie Button

Rosie Button has been on staff at Redcliffe since September 2014. Most recently, she acts as Course Facilitator for the MA in Member Care. Rosie felt called into missions as a teenager, and first went as a short termer at the age of 25 to teach RE and English at a school in Zambia. She returned to England to do an MA in Missiology at All Nations Christian College. Dan and Rosie’s two teenage children were born in Harare. Upon leaving Zimbabwe in 2002 they were visiting scholars at Redcliffe for one year, and then went to teach at Uganda Christian University (formerly the Bishop Tucker Theological College.) Rosie taught NT Greek, Old Testament and New Testament, ran a women students’ fellowship and was co-ordinator of a children’s library. Returning to England in 2011, Rosie worked as a librarian for Westminster Theological Centre and also Redcliffe. As well as her interest in missions and Africa, Rosie loves reading, art, nature and walking.