Al co-facilitates sessions on an Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) approach within the Reconciling Mission residentials. He is the Rector of Hodge Hill Church, an Anglican-URC partnership in east Birmingham, and has been deeply involved in a long-term, intergenerational journey of community-building, using ABCD. He is co-author, with Ruth Harley, of Being Interrupted: Re-imagining the Church's Mission from the Outside, In (SCM Press, 2020).
Barbara is our Network and Development Lead, who also co-facilitates on the Reconciling Mission residential and the programme's action learning groups. She is an independent coach, mediator and facilitator with a background in cross-cultural church planting. She has over 13 years of experience consulting with teams and individuals in churches, charities and businesses, focussing on helping them create strategies to communicate effectively and to thrive.
Carey is our Racial Justice Lead, and has co-developed our Being White programme, working with Alastair McKay. She is a highly experienced trainer and facilitator in conflict resolution, mediation and diversity. She is also an Associate Consultant and Trainer with enei. Previously she was a Senior Manager and Lead Trainer with Leap Confronting Conflict, and co-authored Leap’s training manual, Playing with Fire.
Jill Andrews is our Communications Lead, and organises RI’s newsletters, website updates and social media output. With extensive experience across business and charity sectors, Jill runs Just Ask Jill, focusing on helping sole traders and small organisations with tasks they don’t have the time, energy or skills to do themselves. She also has a long history of voluntary work for various charities and churches.
Jo is an independent researcher and evaluator who works on issues of religion and public life across sectors and cultures. She also works part-time for USPG, an Anglican mission agency, and is a research fellow in the Centre for Religion and Public Life at the University of Leeds. Jo leads on the monitoring and evaluation of RI’s Reconciling Mission programme.
Paul co-facilitates sessions on an Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) approach within the Reconciling Mission residentials. He is a community animator with Open Door Community Foundation in east Birmingham. Rooted in his local community, he oversees a street connecting project, mentoring a team of community connectors. Alongside his neighbours, he has helped to shape a shared vision and culture, and to develop deep-rooted values and practices within a neighbourhood.
Richard facilitates action learning groups within the Reconciling Mission programme. He is a highly experienced facilitator and coach-mentor. For 20 years, he founded and ran businesses focusing on an integrated approach to developing organisation strategy and people development. He is now the Leading Coordinator for Europe of the global movement of Christians for a World Without Orphans. He previously served as a Police Officer in Northumbria and as the director of a youth charity.
Rod facilitates action learning groups within the Reconciling Mission programme. He is an experienced facilitator and coach, and he facilitates action learning sets in the Diocese of Gloucester, as well as with RI. He has been in ordained ministry for 24 years, and is currently the Rector of the Parish of West Cheltenham, with overall responsibility for the three churches of the Parish.