Laurence brings a wealth of experience to WTC. He served YWAM for more than a decade as their National Director, has held various board positions in organisations such as Fusion UK, Beyond the Streets, Cell UK and Hope, and has authored in excess of 20 books, including ‘Sowing Reaping Keeping: People Sensitive Evangelism’, ‘Beyond the clouds’, ‘The Gospel Message Today’, and ‘Cell Planting: Putting the “go” back into church’.
Gill de Berry
Gill retired from full time teaching a decade ago and since then has become a Trustee of several charities, Chair of Governors of a local school and a member of the General Synod of the Church of England. Married to Robert – a retired vicar – they have lived and ministered in Uganda and the inner city. Now based in rural Wiltshire, they return regularly to Africa and miss the diversity of city life. Gill plays tennis to keep fit, enjoys singing in a large choir and loves spending time with their 7 grandchildren.
Amanda worked for four years as Head of the Anglican School in Jerusalem. With SOMA (Sharing of Ministries Abroad), she has been a member of a number of mission trips to Eastern Africa, including to Sudan and the Congo. She was one of the first women ordained into the Anglican church in 1997 and is currently vicar of St Mary Magdalene in Croydon.
Nigel is married to Nicky and lives in Woodford. Together they have planted churches in Woodford, London and beyond. Nigel works at Bible Society as Director of Domestic Mission for the UK, having previously been Bible Society's Head of Church Relations. Nigel studied the Grad Dip with WTC and is now on the MA course. The Grad Dip has shaped his approach to mission and engaging the world, and increased his understanding and confidence around his work with Bible Society and the wider church. Nigel enjoys walking, reading and drinking coffee.
Chris brings extensive international experience in both the business and not-for-profit sectors. Alongside a successful career in financial services, he has volunteered to serve on the Boards of a wide range of charities. Married to Noelle, with two grown up children, Chris is based in Oxford. His home church is St Aldates, where he is currently one of the Churchwardens. He is also the Independent Trustee at Frontline Church in Liverpool, Treasurer of The Children’s Society, and Chair of Aldates Community Transformation Initiatives. Chris is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds a Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors.
Roger has 2 obsessions: raising up a generation to change the world… and carp fishing (which he will talk about to anyone who will listen!). When he’s not up to his waist in pond water Roger oversees 24-7 Prayer’s training and development. In the past Roger has pioneered and led the UK student ministry Fusion and Revelation Church, Chichester. He is the author of several books including ‘Essence: The Manifesto of Jesus’ and runs his own fishing business. Roger finished a GradDip with WTC and is now on the MA course.
Andrew trained as an auditor and brings experience from the Audit Commission, National Audit Office & Learning & Skills Council. He has also served as National Director for an education and data charity before being called into full-time ministry to serve as Church Leader & Pastor of a community church in South London. Other roles include Chair & director of a local food bank, board member of a local primary academy, trustee of youth for Christ charity based in south London, member of the leadership team of a borough-wide church unity movement, and other projects. He is married with three grown-up children and one grandson.
Rose trained as a pharmacist and continues to work part-time in a hospital setting. She is passionate about the Old Testament and thinking deeply about important things. After completing her masters in theology at Regent College, Vancouver, she was accepted by Cambridge for her PhD, though family life has interrupted her studies a little. Rose has previously worked at the Jubilee Centre and edited Votewise. She is married to Peter, is involved in Causeway Coast Vineyard church and spends most of her time organising her two children.