Former Rector of Thame Valley Team Ministry, Chris collaborated on the Mission Shaped Church report for the Church of England in 2004 which helped to steer the direction of Fresh Expressions of Church and Pioneering. He became Director Community Mission at CMS and was instrumental in enabling CMS to become an acknowledged community of the Church of England. He helped to foster fruitful relationships between older monastic communities and emerging fresh expressions of church. Chris died after a long illness in 2019.
Caroline was one of the first women to be ordained as a priest in the Church of England in 1994. She served as a priest in Winchester and Bristol Dioceses and was Archdeacon of the Isle of Wight from 2006 until 2011. Inn 2013, she was appointed Warden of the Community of St Mary the Virgin, an Anglican religious order.
Poet, Pioneer and Teacher. Mark began as a youth worker before becoming a Pioneer minister. He runs’ Sanktuary', an overnight café and safe zone for the night-time community in Telford. He has worked for CMS both as a mission partner and in encouraging pioneer mission and with Birmingham Diocese developing fresh expressions of Church. He is an author and musician and currently works across different church networks teaching and training those seeking to pioneer mission in new ways.
Grace is Pastoral Leader at a rural Baptist Church in the Forest of Dean where she is pioneering new approaches to local ministry. She is currently developing a Pioneer Incubator - a business shared learning and leadership model among those working with fresh expressions of Church in Lincolnshire and Gloucestershire.
Peter trained as a teacher before working as a Church Army evangelist and then more recently as a priest in the Church of England. He has worked upon researching fresh expressions of church with The Church Army Centre in Sheffield. He is a musician and songwriter.
A Church of England minister who has also worked for Oasis Trust, CMS and SAT-7 in fundraising and mission consultancy. He is an author of The Fading Smile and Daydream Believer. He currently works in Somerset encouraging local mission and social entrepreneurship.