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THE RESOURCE FUTURE GROUP
The Director will be working with a project manager and a small discernment group to oversee the conversations, meetings and prayer in the ReSource Future process. We are delighted to have such a strong and godly group working on this, and we shall add to the group as needed. Do please pray for them as they meet together every six weeks or so and as they work with the Trustees through to the end of the year. Here are some brief words of introduction.
As I join ReSource to manage the ReSource Future project, I do so acutely aware that many Christians in the UK would identify with the rather stale description of Christianity made by some American Roman Catholic students at Duquesne University in 1967 who "felt there was something lacking in their individual Christian lives. They couldn't quite put their finger on it but somehow there was an emptiness, a lack of dynamism, a sapping of strength in their lives of prayer and action". Their subsequent encounter with God began a movement that spread internationally. ReSource's vision to nurture and release the work of the Spirit, for the purpose of God's mission, strikes a deep chord in me - and it is a privilege to be joining the team.
I grew up in a traditional market town Anglican parish; I was a choral scholar reading theology at Cambridge as an undergraduate; and in London after university, alongside my work as a BBC journalist, I joined a local church which had just received a plant from Holy Trinity Brompton. From there I trained for ministry at Ripon College Cuddesdon, and will shortly complete my curacy in west London and take up a half time post at St Aldates Oxford. I'm married to Carolyn and we have two young sons.
Michael retired to the Lake District in 2015, after twenty-two years as Vicar of Christ Church Chislehurst. He has a background in Law and Teaching and currently enjoys cycling and walking, and being involved in Ministry locally. He is married to Jenny and they have three adult children.
Naomi lives in Derbyshire with her husband, Ben and their dog, Beatrix. They moved there from Durham after ordination training for Naomi to serve as a pioneer curate; helping people meet God where they are. Life involves walking the dog, being at the gym, chatting..and some prayer!
Carolyn was until recently Projects Development Officer for Carlisle Diocese. Her primary work involved developing nine new network youth churches across Cumbria and overseeing the diocesan internship programme. Carolyn and husband Colin worship at Ulverston Parish Church. Carolyn is on the healing prayer team and a home group leader. They have two married sons.
Penny is a child of God, wife to Will and mum to an amazingly energetic 3 year old. She loves Jesus, enjoys chatting over a cuppa or singing her heart out in worship. Her perfect evening would be watching a good film or any quality of theatre, when babysitters allow.
She had a background in personnel and social work, before being called into ordained ministry. For the last 5 years, she has been Priest in Charge of St. Luke's, a small and growing church on an estate in Carlisle.
Tim was previously Vicar of St Thomas', Kendal and is now the Director of the 'Transforming Wigan' movement. He works with leaders and followers determined to see the Kingdom of God come in Wigan as in Heaven. Tim is passionate about helping disciples of Jesus to follow closely, listen intently and act courageously in the power of the Spirit. He is married to Sue.