Seminar speakers


Graham Tomlin


The Rt Revd Dr Graham Tomlin is Bishop of Kensington and President of St Mellitus College. He was a curate in Exeter before returning to Oxford as Chaplain of Jesus College and tutor at Wycliffe Hall, where he eventually became Vice Principal. He then moved to London to help launch St Mellitus College, of which he was the first Principal. He is the author of many articles and books, including Bound to be Free and The Provocative Church.


Sarah Snyder


Canon Sarah Snyder is the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Advisor for Reconciliation; helping the Church to be an agent of reconciliation and conflict-transformation. She has worked for many years to promote faith-based reconciliation, most recently as Director of Partnerships with Religions for Peace International, an organisation affiliated to the United Nations. Sarah is Founding Director of the Rose Castle Foundation, an international centre of reconciliation, based in the north of England, offering safe space in which to address misunderstanding of the 'other', particularly those of different religious traditions. 



Pete Greig


Pete Greig is a pastor, best-selling author and bewildered instigator of the 24-7 Prayer movement, which has reached more than half the nations on earth. He is the Senior Pastor of Emmaus Rd, Guildford, an Ambassador for the NGO Tearfund and teaches at St Mellitus Theological College in London. For 7 years Pete served with the senior leadership team at HTB and Alpha International. Pete's publications include, Red Moon Rising, God on Mute, The Prayer Course and Dirty Glory. He loves art galleries, live music and knocking down walls.



Rachel & Tim Hughes

@rachelemhughes & @timhughes77

Rachel and Tim lead St Luke’s Gas Street Church in Birmingham. Rachel has a background in media and has previously worked for the BBC and at HTB as head of the Creativity & Arts Department. She also pioneered a ministry for mums of young children. Tim is a worship leader and songwriter known for songs such as 'Here I Am to Worship', 'Happy Day' and 'Hope and Glory'. He also co-founded Worship Central, a movement of musicians with a desire to see people encounter God, and be equipped as worship leaders, so that the local church is empowered. 



Ken Costa


Ken Costa is active in the financial sector. He was Vice-Chairman of UBS Investment Bank, where he worked for over thirty years before being appointed as Chairman of Lazard International. Ken is Chairman of Worship Central and Dean of the Leadership College London. He is the author of the book and teaching series, God at Work, and Know Your Why: Finding and Fulfilling Your Calling in Life. He is Emeritus Professor of Commerce at Gresham College. Ken is married to Dr Fiona Costa and they have four children.


Kate Middleton


Kate Middleton is a psychologist with a particular interest in emotional health in the face of adverse circumstances. She's a church leader working with Hitchin Christian Centre and is also a speaker and author. Kate spends a lot of time explaining that she isn't married to Prince William but enjoys reading about her good dress sense in the newspapers. She lives in Hitchin with her husband and two children.


Lou Yeoh


Lou Yeoh is the Executive Director of FrogAsia, an education technology company implementing a virtual learning platform in all 10,000 government schools in Malaysia. Lou believes passionately in making a difference through education and champions equal access to technology for all, to empower and equip the next generation with the tools and opportunities made possible by the internet. Lou was the only Malaysian selected to join the Young Global Leaders Class of 2017 by the World Economic Forum (WEF), the international organisation for public-private cooperation committed to improving the state of the world.

Robi Damelin


Robi Damelin is an international speaker on peace and reconciliation. She is the Israeli spokesperson for the Parents Circle Families Forum (PCFF), a group of 600 Israeli and Palestinian families who have lost close family members to the conflict and who work together for a just resolution. In 2015, Robi was named a Woman of Impact by Women in the World. In 2014, she was selected by the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice as one of four Women Peacemakers. She is the protagonist featured in the documentary, One Day after Peace.



Fr. James Mallon


Fr James Mallon is Episcopal Vicar for Parish Renewal and Leadership Support, in Nova Scotia, Canada. Besides being a speaker on parish renewal and the New Evangelisation, Father James has hosted two internationally acclaimed DVD series - Catholicism 201 and Dogmatic Theology, produced through the JP II Media Institute which he founded in 2005. He is the author of the best-selling book Divine Renovation: Bringing your Parish from Maintenance to Mission, and in 2016 authored the Divine Renovation Guidebook, a step by step manual for transforming your parish. 

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Al Gordon


Al Gordon leads St John at Hackney, a thriving church on a mission to bring hope to the heart of East London. He is married to Olivia, an architect, and they have three children. Al is a trustee of Alpha International and Charity:Water.



Will van der Hart


Revd Will van der Hart is Pastoral Chaplain at HTB and specialises in emotional wellbeing. He has a broad experience of ministry within urban and sub-urban parishes in London. Will and Dr Rob Waller established The Mind and Soul Foundation in 2005, a think-tank for mental and emotional health combining Christian theology with the latest psychological principals. They have co-written The Worry Book, The Guilt Book and The Perfectionism Book amongst other titles.