Director of Bridge Builders in London, UK
I co-founded Bridge Builders in 1996 and returned to the organization as director upon completion of my M.A. in conflict transformation.
Bridge Builders serves in the ministry of peacemaking and reconciliation, seeking to transform the culture of the church in the UK in the way that leaders lead, and the way that conflict is handled. Bridge Builders provides training, mediation, consultancy and related services for all Christian churches and denominations in Britain. We have a frontline staff of three people. Historically a program of London Mennonite Centre, Bridge Builders is being established as a separate organisation in 2011, and will then expect to employ its own office manager. More information on Bridge Builders can be found on the London Mennonite Centre website.
I am also studying for a Doctorate of Ministry through Spurgeon’s College, due to finish in 2011. My research project is a case study looking at how the staff teams of two large Anglican churches deal with disagreement within their staff team meetings.
I am currently exploring the possibility of ordained ministry in the Church of England. I continue to listen to Bruce Cockburn’s music, to follow Leeds Utd football club, and to play tennis regularly.
My family and I live in Muswell Hill in North London where we are part of St James’ Church. Sue, an architect by training, continues to pursue her artistic interests. Eleanor (born 1995) is academically able, and has many sporting and musical interests, including playing the violin in the London Schools Symphony Orchestra. James (born 1997) is bright but slightly idle, enjoys rugby, soccer and cricket, and plays trumpet in the Haringey jazz band.