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Michael Quicke

Michael is the Emeritus Professor of Preaching in the U.S.A., a Baptist minister and former principal of Spurgeon’sCollege. He is also an award-winning author and informational speaker.


Brian is a recently retired English and Dramateacher, and was formerly minister of a Baptist church in the north of England.For the past 20 years he has also enjoyed a parallel career as a freelancewriter, specialising in scripts for secondary school assemblies and the use ofdrama skills as tools for teaching across the curriculum.
He lives with his wife, in the Staffordshire Moorlands, where he pursues hisenthusiasm for all outdoor activities. He attends a New Frontiers church inMacclesfield.

Marian Raikes

Marian is a retired Anglican Minister and currently works as a Chaplain of Oak Hill Theological College.

Eduardo M Ramirez

Eduardo is a professor at Eastern University, USA, teaching youth ministry and leadership, preparing the next generation of Christian leaders.

Sue Rinaldi

Sue is a singer/songwriter and communicator. She travels internationally as a concert artist, worship coordinator, speaker and trainer. She is also a writer of books articles and has been involved in TV and radio programmes.

Dr Julie Robb

Julie is a part time member of faculty at LST where she leads the MA by Distance Learning Programme. She also teaches on the Eastern Region Ministry Course, is a Bishop's Adviser of Selection for the CofE and is on the Council for Discipleship and Ministry in the Diocese of St Albans. She is married to Tim, an Anglican vicar and they have one daughter. In her spare time she loves reading, music, good food and wine! .

Anna Robbins

Anna serves on the faculty of Acadia Divinity College, Nova Scotia, Canada as Director of the Doctor of Ministry programme. She likes people, cafes, and open spaces.

Gill Robertson

Gill is a vicar's wife, step-mother, school governor and newly-licensed Lay Reader. She enjoys music-making, numerous handcrafts, and cooking, but not the tidying up that inevitably follows those activities!

Andy Robinson

Andy has served as church minister, author and evangelist. He was freed by Christ after terrible rebellion which led to prison, addictions, the streets and darkness. His love for preaching, alongside a call to minister, led him to Moorlands College. He has spent nearly a decade as a pastor and travels the country sharing his story and seeing God change lives... his passion!

Annabel Robinson

Annabel recently retired from the University of Regina where she taught Greek and Latin; she now works for SU Canada. She loves music, languages, and travel. She is married to Reid and has children and grandchildren in Calgary, Canada and in Oslo, Norway.

Gethin Russell-Jones

Gethin is a writer, press officer and a Baptist pastor. Living in Cardiff and married with four children, Gethin feels a close affinity with Topol from Fiddler on the Roof.

Jo Saxton

Jo is a pastor, speaker and author living with her pastor hubby and daughters in Minnesota, USA. Jo loves seeing people discover how amazing God is.

Csilla Saysell

Csilla works at Carey College, Auckland and her research was on Ezra. Her name is Hungarian and pronounced like ‘Sheila’. She has a doctorate and lectures in Old Testament at Carey Baptist College, Auckland, New Zealand.

Rev Steve Silvester

Steve leads a growing Anglican church in the centre of Nottingham, called St Nics. He is also Chaplain to Nottingham Forest FC. Steve is married to Jane and they have three adult daugthers.

Jude Simpson

Jude is a unique writer and entertainer, combining insightful observational comedy with poetry, rap and song to create a unique act which leaves audiences smiling, laughing and occasionally hungry. Her writing is light-hearted and upbeat, though with a linguistic craftsmanship which has had her compared to writers as diverse as Eminem and Joyce Grenfell. www.judesimpson.co.uk

Rev Colin Sinclair

Colin is a minister of a church of Scotland congregation in Edinburgh. He is married to Ruth and has four children. He is Chair of SU's international Council and a former General Director of SU Scotland.

Rev Vera Sinton

Vera was involved in training people for mission and ministry in a variety of colleges and courses. She is now retired and lives in the Yorkshire Dales.

Dominic Smart

Dominic is the minister of Gilcomston South church in Aberdeen. He is an author, conference speaker and a father of four.

Michelle Smart

Michele is a writer and editor. She lives on Sydney’s northern beaches with her husband and two kids who are crazy about surfing.

Dr David Smith

David is an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen and author of a number of books, including most recently Liberating The Gospel (Darton, Longman & Todd) and The Kindness of God: Christian Witness in our Troubled World (IVP).

Dr Robert Solomon

Robert was the bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 to 2012. He has authored many books including The Race, The Conscience, The Prayer of Jesus and The Fruitful Life and has an international ministry of preaching and teaching.

Dr David Spriggs

David is a Baptist minister, and after three pastorates and working for the Evangelical Alliance, he is now serving with the Bible Society as Church Consultant and also fulfils the role of Dean of Studies, relating to universities and colleges, mainly the academic staff. He is the author of a number of books, dealing with the Old Testament, prayer, evangelism, leadership and spirituality. He is married to Eileen and has three children and five grandchildren. He enjoys walking, listening to music, watching rugby and cricket, and good food. He also likes people!

Harry Steele

Harry is married to Zoey and has two boys. He enjoys glasses, shoes, writing sermons, listening to music, basketball (and as it happens he’s Chaplain for the Sheffield Sharks men’s Basketball Team), swimming, reading novels and trying to play the drums.

Elaine Storkey

Dr Elaine Storkey is an academic theologian and social scientist who has served as theological adviser to bishops and archbishops in the Church of England. A writer, broadcaster and much-travelled public speaker, she also served as President of Tearfund 1996-2013.

Jo Swinney

Jo is a writer, speaker and editor of Preach Magazine. She lives in South West London with her vicar husband and two little girls, and blogs at www.joswinney.com. She has a Master's Degree in Christian Studies from Regent College, Vancouver, Canada.

Rev Penelope Swithinbank

Penelope runs The Vine, a retreat house on the edge of the Cotswolds, and she and her husband, both Anglican clergy, lead retreats and pilgrimages in the UK and abroad. As well as retreat leader, she is a writer, blogger, speaker and Ignatian Spiritual Director, besides being a granny to six in her spare time.