Guy Brandon is research director for Jubilee Centre, and holds a degree, MPhil and PhD in Old Testament theology from Cambridge University. His books include Just Sex (IVP) and Votewise (SPCK). As a freelance writer and consultant, Guy has worked with a range of cryptocurrency platforms, communities and businesses, creating articles, white papers and film scripts. Guy is married with two children.
The Jubilee Centre is a social reform think tank based in Cambridge; it explores a biblical perspective in social, economic and political issues, and equips Christians to be salt and light in the public square.
Tim Hein is Vice Principal and Director of Discipleship at Uniting College for Leadership and Theology in Adelaide, Australia. He is an ordained minister in the Uniting Church in Australia and speaks and preaches regularly on the Christian faith. He lives in Adelaide with his wife, Priscilla.
Solome Skaff holds a master’s degree in Counselling from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a Master of Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Edinburgh. He is a Licensed Professional Counsellor and has been working in restoration ministries since 2002. He and Hillary, his wife, have gone on to create The Forward Foundation (501c3 charity), which provides counseling, coaching and coach equipping for churches and individuals locally, nationally and abroad.
Grant Smith is a quantity surveyor who has worked with international construction companies and managed his own consultancy practice in the UK for over thirty years. Grant is now the CEO of Hand in Hand Group and a director of a Kenyan construction company. He is professionally and personally committed to creating a commercial response to poverty. Grant is the chair of Hand in Hand Foundation.
Luke Cawley is the Director of Chrysolis, a non-profit which helps organisations and churches better engage people with the story and message of Jesus. He was previously a staff member with IFES in Britain and Romania, helping start and develop student-led missional communities on several new university campuses. Luke is the author of The Myth of the Non-Christian: Engaging Atheists, Nominal Christians and the Spiritual but Not Religious (IVP 2016).
Jill Weber and her husband Kirk helped found the Greater Ontario House of Prayer in Canada, and she served as its Abbess for 17 years. Jill is now the Global Convener of the Order of the Mustard Seed, a lay ecumenical religious order, and currently serves on the international leadership team of 24-7 Prayer as their Director of Houses of Prayer, and as Director of Spiritual Formation at Emmaus Road Church in Guildford, UK.
Rosemary Hector grew up in Northern Ireland and is a graduate of St Andrews University. She has had texts published in New Writing Scotland, Chapman and Poetry Scotland and is it the author of Knowing Grapes (HappenStance Press, 2014) and Labyrinth (Handsel Press, 2017). She is interested in Scottish writing and visual art, textiles, travel and walking. Rosemary lives in Edinburgh with her husband, Alistair.
Cathy Gohlke is a three-time Christy and two-time Carol and INSPY Award-winning and bestselling author. She writes novels steeped with inspirational lessons, speaking of world and life events through the lens of history and championing the battle against oppression. When not travelling to historic sites for research, she, her husband and their dog, Reilly, divide their time between northern Virginia and the Jersey Shore.
Kate Patterson is a gifted speaker and writer, and Director of Gift of Blessing Trust, which makes deep biblical truths accessible to all. She works part-time as a Formation Tutor at St. Mellitus Theological College where she counts it a great privilege to help form the next generation of Christian leaders. Kate was in church leadership for 20 years and has experience as a college chaplain and as a primary school chaplain.
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Rob Parsons is the Chairman and Founder of Care for the Family. He has spoken across the world on family issues and is the author of many books including the Sixty Minute series. He is married to Dianne and they have two children and five grandchildren.
Alain Emerson is Irish National Director of 24-7 Prayer and one of the lead Pastors at Emmanuel Church, a thriving young church in Lurgan, Northern Ireland. Alain has a passion to see God do a ‘new thing’ in Ireland. He is a former Irish league footballer who now enjoys watching sport rather than playing it, especially the mighty Liverpool! He enjoys hanging out with friends, reading and helping his wife run a dental practice.
Johannes Hartl is a passionate storyteller who loves to communicate the heart of God. In 2005, he and his wife, Jutta, founded the House of Prayer, Augsburg. He is the author of numerous books and an international conference speaker, renowned for bringing spiritual depth along with humorous insight and practical application. He holds a PhD in Catholic Theology and has earned his degrees in German langauge and Literature Studies, as well as Philosophy. Johannes lives in Augsburg with his wife and their four children.
Emily lives in Edinburgh with her husband and lots of green things. She is gratefully recovering from a long illness.
Andy Flannagan is one of the directors of Christians in Politics and the Director of Christians on the Left. Andy longs to see a just rewiring of the global economic system. He and his wife Jenny moved to a council estate in the centre of London five years ago, and are actively building friendships and community there.
Andy is also a writer and singer-songwriter – his books include God 360 and Distinctive Worship, along with a number of creative and critically acclaimed albums.
Brian is International Prayer Director of 24-7 Prayer and has been part of the movement since it began. He is a gifted communicator with a passion for prayer, mission and justice. Together, Brian and his wife Tracy pioneered the remarkable work of 24-7 Prayer in Ibiza, where they lived with their two sons for seven years.
Katharine Hill is UK Director for Care for the Family. She speaks and writes widely on family matters; she blogs regularly for the Huffington Post and is a popular speaker, writer and broadcaster. She has practiced as a family lawyer and as a member of the board of the International Commission for Couple and Family Relations, as well as being a member of a government advisory group on family issues. Katharine is married to Richard and they have four grown-up children.
R.T. Kendall was minister of Westminster Chapel in London for 25 years and remains a popular international speaker and writer. He is the author of over fifty bestselling books including The Anointing; The Power of Humility; Ambition, Glory and Giving Your All, but the one that is probably best known is Total Forgiveness. He now lives in Tennessee, but travels extensively, often visiting the UK for Christian festivals.
Karl is the Senior Pastor of Central – a church with a big vision. He is also the founder of Cairn, a movement of mission and discipleship, involved in training and building relationships with churches across the Celtic nations. He is passionate about equipping, encouraging and releasing individuals in leadership.
Simon Ponsonby is an international author, speaker and theologian based at St Aldates, Oxford, UK where he is Pastor of Theology. He has written several books on practical theology and doctrine, including an expository commentary on Romans, God is For Us. Simon is married to Tiffany and they have two teenage sons, Joel and Nat.
Mark GreeneMark is the Director of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity and speaks, tells stories, and writes widely, mainly on the joys, trials and surprises of living the whole of life as a follower of Jesus in today’s world.
Phil Anderson is a battle-hardened local politician from Thurrock in South Essex, branded by the national media as “Britain’s most Eurosceptic area” and “the country’s capital of misery”, as well as home of “White Van Man”.
Phil has been a Director of the Thames Gateway Development Corporation and the Thurrock Racial Unity Support Taskgroup, a co-director of the National Prayer Breakfast, and a regular media contributor in print, radio, internet, and occasional TV.