I have spent 30 years in overseas and local church ministry and am passionate about helping people and organisations thrive emotionally, spiritually and relationally. I used to introduce myself as being half English, half Welsh and born in Cyprus, especially when we lived and worked in Greece! Now we live in Luton, England in a very ethnically diverse city with the challenges of influencing lives with the love of God.
Originally a church-planter, I am a vicar (senior pastor), trainer and coach with 1st class masters in ministry and theology. I lead in charismatic renewal network amongst leaders in our area, I am also trained in conflict management and chair a peace center. Over the last fifteen years we have been training people in walking with God and in emotional and spiritual growth, pursuing the power of the Holy Spirit and using the gifts he gives us to build people up and receive breakthrough. I devote my spare time to studying and applying insights from the Christian faith and neuroscience and along with Ruth, I trained in the Life Model which integrates Christian spirituality with neuroscience.
Five years ago I was run over by a car while on my push bike, travelling home to prepare for an Alpha course on 'Deliver us from evil'. I was trapped under the car as it slid to a halt and the engine began to burn into my chest. As I shouted for help two local muslim bodybuilders who were passing by lifted the car off my body and saved my life. In the following months of painful recovery I realised I was suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and my memory, body and emotions were affected. My focussed pursuit of emotional healing and wholeness in my life has been transformed through the discovery of brain skills from The Life Model and other Christian inner healing ministries. I wanted my family to no longer live with a traumatised Dad or husband whose underlying issues made home life difficult. The journey God has brought me on is one that offers hope for those who are stuck ! I love watching people’s lives being enriched as they engage with the insights and skills that we have taken from neuroscience & the Christian faith and adapted for their use.
Originally from Northern Ireland, I am a professional art educator, Christian Prayer Minister and UK community leader of Agape Freedom Fighters.Along with experience in inter-cultural mission in Europe, I have also been in local church leadership, overseeing Prayer, Healing and Freedom training and ministry in both a local and diocesan capacity. I regularly coach one on one in personal development and freedom prayer, and am currently coaching an online group in the '30 Days of Joy Challenge'.
I became a Christian as a child, but my relationship with God felt limited. It was when I had a powerful encounter with the Holy Spirit one summer as a student that my longing was answered. The doors opened wide and as I gave everything over to Jesus; I experienced the love and power of God, like an anointing for ministry and the supernatural spiritual resources I needed to live the life God had for me. I became a teacher but knew I had a calling to missions. It was while training at missions college that I met Mike and we got married. Not long after, we moved to Greece for five years to help in a new ministry of church planting. We have two wonderful kids, Alexandra who has been living in South Africa with her husband Jean, and Christopher who is still at university in the UK.
While ministering abroad, I took Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. My journey involved the search for healing of this 16 year chronic illness and God began a major process of inner healing in me. Five years ago, I was healed of CFS through a self-coaching training program, when I learnt to rewire my brain by taking every thought captive. While still struggling with recurring panic attacks and finding no way through, we came across The Life Model and began to learn and use the amazing new research from neuroscience and prayer. Putting these skills into practice has transformed me and brought such significant breakthroughs in my deepest pain and fears and improved my closest relationships in a way that is loving, real, and authentic. I am so thankful to God for the tools he has brought our way and my heart's desire is for others to know the joy and hope and freedom that God has given me.
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