Principals

Dr. Gary I. Allen

President

Dr. Gary Allen is President of the Christian Mission for the United Nations Community. Dr. Allen worked under the Nobel Laureate Sir John Eccles, considered by most as the greatest brain scientist who has ever lived, and later succeeded him as the Director of the world-renowned Laboratory of Neurobiology at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine. Dr. Allen has also served on the faculties of the University of California at Berkeley and New York Medical College.

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Dr. Allen led research teams of visiting international scholars in the study of brain mechanisms used in controlling skilled movements. He has trained some of the leading brain scientists in Asia, Europe and North America. He has published 40 articles in scientific journals, and has lectured throughout North America, Asia and Europe.

Dr. Allen completed his undergraduate education in electrical engineering at Cornell University and his Ph.D. in neurophysiology at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Dr. Allen has spent more than four decades at the United Nations working with diplomats and visiting government officials, exploring the applicability of faith in God to problems facing nations and leaders. Dr. Allen, together with his wife Elaine, founded the Christian Mission for the United Nations Community in 1983.

His lifelong journey is to better understand our Creator’s purpose in designing Government and how governing officials can best partner with Him in this goal.

Elaine I. Allen

Vice President

Mrs. Elaine Allen is Vice-President of the Christian Mission for the United Nations Community. Mrs. Allen has focused her energies on supporting and encouraging women serving in Government in reaching their full God-given potential. For her service, she has been included in the World’s Who’s Who of Women on two occasions, upon the nomination by a Head of State she had ministered to.

Mrs. Allen’s education has included the fields of education and theology.

In addition to working with her husband in this endeavour, she has raised three children.

Glen William Woodroffe

Glen is a legal academic who holds a first-class degree (Bachelor of Laws with Honours, LLB) in law from the University of Central Lancashire and a master’s degree (Master of Studies, MSt) in international human rights law from the University of Oxford, having graduated with distinction. Whilst reading his graduate degree he was a student member of Blackfriars, a permanent private Hall of Oxford University and the home of the Dominicans in Oxford. He is a recipient of a scholarship from Blackfriars’ Las Casas Institute of Social Justice. He is a member of the Bar of England and Wales and a university lecturer in law at the School of Justice, University of Central Lancashire, where he teaches criminal law, evidence, litigation and advocacy.  He is widely read, with in-depth interests in legal and political history, statecraft, biblical law, the international law of slavery, and the covenantal and Reformed Protestant origins of constitutional democracy. He is married to his Greek wife, Aikaterini, and is kept busy with their very lively young son.