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’.
After 33 years in business, Chris recently retired from his full time role as a member of Zurich Insurance Group’s leadership team to spend more time working in the not for profit sector. He continues to serve Zurich as Chairman of one of their UK businesses and as an independent Board Member of the Zurich Foundation, making a valuable contribution to sustainable social and economic development. He has long and deep experience in financial services, most recently leading the implementation of socially responsible business practices across Zurich’s Global Life business. He also has extensive experience of working in the charitable sector and is currently a member of the Finance Committee of the Children’s Society. Chris is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and a Member of the Institute of Directors. He has worked in many countries around the world and specialises in leading Boards and teams (both business and charitable) to achieve outstanding results. He lives in Oxford and is part of St Aldates Church.
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.
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.
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.
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 where they planted a church a few years ago. After experiencing growth, they are now planting churches around London and beyond. Nigel also works at Bible Society as Head of Church Relations. Nigel is an alumnus of WTC, having studied for the Grad Dip. Doing the course 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.
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