Led by Elaine Heath, a theologian, preacher, teacher and writer. In 2017, she was appointed Dean of Duke Divinity School and Professor of Missional and Pastoral Theology. She is a leading scholar of emergence, the process by which religious faith finds new life outside familiar institutional forms. She is also a noted practitioner of emergence and has reached out to establish new communities with people marginalized in many ways. She is the author of numerous books including God Unbound: Wisdom from Galatians for the Anxious Church (2016) and Five Means of Grace: Experience God’s Love the Wesleyan Way (2017)
Celia Apeagyei-Collins is the Founder and President of the Rehoboth Foundation, a cutting edge Equipping Organisation offering Leadership/Vision Development Consultancy, Motivational and Mentoring programme and Executive Coaching. Celia also runs a mentoring network for leaders and a development forum for Young and emerging leaders. An award-winning leader, Celia has been listed as one of the top ten most influential black Christian women in the UK. An excellent international speaker, her work is in even increasing global demand extending to over 30 countries
President of the Methodist Church
Martin Charlesworth leads Barnabas Community Church in Shrewsbury, which is part of the ChristCentral family of churches in Newfrontiers. Martin also heads up the Jubilee+ organisation, helping local churches to build capacity for social action. He has written two books – ‘The Myth of the Undeserving Poor’ and recently published ‘A Church for the Poor’
Ken Riley Band;
Ken Riley is Director of Worship at City Church, Newcastle. Known around the world as front man for the now disbanded yfriday he is a double ASCAP award winner for the song Everlasting God, penned with co-writer Brenton Brown.
LATE NIGHT FRINGE
Ridings Lights Roughshod
Riding Lights Roughshod is a professional touring theatre company – created by Riding Lights in 1992 to concentrate on the grass-roots community touring which characterised the early years of Riding Lights itself – which annually reaches a live audience of around 65,000 adults and children. It has been acclaimed from Belfast to Brixton for creating powerful new pieces of theatre.
Elevate Dance Company
Elevate perform vibrant, faith-filled dance tell stories, express worship, explore current issues and inspire hope in people of all ages. Elevate is part of the renowned Springs Dance Company.
Described by Miranda Hart as ‘Such fun’ Tom travels extensively as a Christian comedian and magician. He reaches thousands of people every year at live events and through numerous media opportunities.
Back by popular demand 241 are a Christian musical comedy duo who like to see the lighter side of church and beyond.