Founder and Co-Director of Next Leadership
Rev Dr Kate Coleman is founding director of Next Leadership. She has over 30 years of leadership experience in the church, charity and voluntary sectors and is a mentor and coach to leaders. Kate recently completed a term as Chair of the Evangelical Alliance Council (2012-2014), is a former president of the Baptist Union of Great Britain (2006-2007), and a Baptist Minister.
A popular speaker and lecturer, Kate has gained a reputation as a visionary and an inspiration to many. She is a strategic advisor who mentors, coaches and supports leaders and organisations locally, nationally and internationally. Recognised as one of the 20 most influential black Christian women leaders in the UK, her network extends across all sectors and church denominations. Kate is author of 7 Deadly Sins of Women in Leadership. Her media contributions include the mainstream press, radio and TV. Kate is a Certified Stakeholder Centered Coach and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts(FRSA).
Bishop of Basingstoke
The Right Revd David Williams studied Social Policy at Bristol University and, after some years working with CMS in Kenya, trained for the ordained ministry at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. He worked for twelve years in Sheffield, both as a Vicar and also as Chaplain to Aldine House Secure Unit. He has lived in Hampshire since 2001, first as Vicar of Christ Church, Winchester, and as Bishop of Basingstoke since 2014. David has a long-term commitment to lay and ordained training, and while he was at Christ Church, the church opened one of WTC’s first Hubs there.
David grew up in Uganda and retains strong links with East Africa, with a particular commitment to the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has made several strategic visits to the DRC and is the emissary of the Archbishop of Congo in the UK. Together with his son, Mark, he completed two long motorbike journeys across Eastern and Central Africa in 2010 and 2012. He has sailed dinghies and larger yachts since he was ten. He has just bought a 1938 wooden sailing yacht called ‘Sard’ with a tender called ‘Sardine’.
Church Leader and Mentor
Catherine Delve brings a wealth of senior leadership experience from industry, church, education and charity sectors. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in Management Learning, a Graduate Diploma in Kingdom Theology and is also a Certified Behavioural, Motivators and Acumen Analyst. Having spent the last 10 years working at WTC, initially as a founding Hub Director and most recently as Chief Operating Officer, Catherine is uniquely positioned to contribute to the Advisory Panel bringing a depth of knowledge and understanding of the history and context within which WTC is placed.
Currently living in Hampshire, she serves on the leadership team of Saint Mary’s Church, Southampton, a new church plant within the HTB network. She also mentors and coaches a number of young women leaders, regularly works with teams and individuals to help them maximise their potential, and is particularly focused on addressing issues of gender injustice in the church and beyond.