The ReSource staff team
ReSource has a small but dedicated staff team, working in different ways alongside our body of Trustees and our team of Associates and Missioners. This is what we look like…
Before becoming Director of ReSource, Martin Cavender was the Director of Springboard, the Archbishops' initiative for evangelism. A former ecclesiastical lawyer, Martin is a founder member of the Archbishops’ College of Evangelists, and holds the Archishop's Cross of St Augustine, presented for services to the Anglican Communion. Martin is gifted in mission and with long experience of working across the traditions of the church. He is a deeply spiritual man with a great gift of encouragement, passionate about the gospel and committed to working alongside others of all ages and backgrounds. Martin is a great networker, and ministers in partnership with an expanding team of ReSource Associates and Missioners. He is ably supported in this by his wife Cesca who brings her own sense of vocation to this work. Cesca is a member of the prayer ministry team at Harnhill Christian Healing and Retreat centre near Cirencester. She belongs to the Lydia prayer fellowship and has wide experience in prayer ministry, teaching and training. Martin and Cesca have three grown up children and a growing number of grandchildren.
Alison Morgan is ReSource’s thinker and writer. A linguist by background, Alison has a PhD in medieval Christian literature from Cambridge. After teaching in various universities, she was ordained in 1996. She has written various books: Dante and the Medieval Other World (CUP 1990, reprinted 2007), What Happens When We Die? (Kingsway 1990, Chinese edition Campus Evangelical Fellowship Press 1999), The Wild Gospel (Monarch 2004, now on its third printing), Doing what Jesus did - a fresh look at the gifts of the Spirit (ReSource 2009), and The Word on the Wind – renewing confidence in the gospel (Monarch 2011). Alison is the editor of the Rooted in Jesus discipleship course now in wide use in Africa, co-author (with Bill Goodman) of our Lent course Season of Renewal and (with John Woolmer) of our healing course In His Name. Alison was a contributor to Mission Shaped Questions (CUP 2008), and is a member of the Archbishops' College of Evangelists. She is married to Roger, and they have three children. Alison’s website is www.alisonmorgan.co.uk.
Paula Smit is the ReSource Administrator, joining the team in February 2010. Paula was born in Zambia and then lived in Zimbabwe and latterly South Africa. She moved to England in 2008 with her husband Johan. Paula and Johan have two grown up sons, Terence & Jason. Paula worked for many years as an administrator with Mercedes Benz in South Africa. She was also involved in mission in her local church for approximately 10 years, of which the last 6 years were in a full time capacity together with Johan. Paula is thrilled at the prospect of working for ReSource and joins the team with a real sense of calling. To read Paula's testimony click here.
Roger Morgan joined the ReSource team in 2008. Roger was for many years a mathematician and lecturer in the Management Studies department at Cambridge University, during which time he built up a ministry among both students and townspeople. During this time Roger also worked in partnership with Daniel Cozens of Through Faith Missions, planning and leading parish missions all over the country. From 1984-2008 Roger was in full time parish ministry, serving first as vicar of St Columba’s, Corby and then as vicar of Holy Trinity, Leicester. During his time at Holy Trinity Roger built up a staff team of 10, planted a new church, developed a multimedia outreach programme called Questions, and established a network of cell groups currently involving over 600 people. Within ReSource Roger focusses on mission and mentoring. He leads ReSource’s clergy mentoring programme EQUIP, and offers support for evangelism through written resources, training events and parish missions.
Christine Zwart is Editor of ReSource magazine. Formerly editor of The Door, the Oxford diocesan newspaper, Christine’s faith came alive when a stranger told her about Jesus. Ever since then she has been passionately committed to using her creativity to pass on the good news, and she now brings all her skills and experience to the magazine. Married to Pieter, with four grown up children and nine grandchildren, Christine lives in Woodstock.
Jonathan Rendall works as part of the Rooted in Jesus team within ReSource. A former head teacher and Diocesan Schools Improvement Adviser in the Diocese of Worcester, Jonathan has many years experience of working in schools both in the UK and in Africa. He has particular responsibility for developing Rooted in Jesus Junior, a discipleship programme for use in Sunday Schools in Africa. Jonathan is married, and a father and grandfather. He lives with his wife Jean in Hereford.
Frances Hazell is the Rooted in Jesus administrator. Frances has worked in managerial positions for the RSPB and Royal Mail, and now runs her own craft business. She has been active in her local church, working particularly to develop a ministry among young mothers. Frances joined the Rooted in Jesus team in October 2012, and works three afternoons a week from the ReSource office. She lives with her partner Ross and their two young children in Wells.