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Paul Francis

Paul moved to Cardiff to study engineering and ended up working for Glenwood Church as Youth Leader! Paul served for seven years in this role before spending two years studying Theology at Trinity College Bristol. He returned to Glenwood to be involved in their church planting program and subsequently joined the leadership team. He now helps lead that team as well as the larger Glenwood Faith Community. He loves reading, watching films and would still love to be playing rugby. He is married to Jane .
Job title: 
Main Leader

Gerard Kelly

Gerard Kelly is a writer, speaker and poet, and a director of Café.net. He is an avid reader and abject failure in the realm of diet and fitness Gerard is co-founder, with his wife Chrissie, of The Bless Network; a UK-based mission agency working with churches across mainland Europe. Former senior pastor of Crossroads International Church in Amsterdam, Gerard can also be found praying on twitter (follow his popular tweets @twitturgies). He recently joined the Spring Harvest Theme Group.

Jon Matthias

Jon Matthias has been a member of Glenwood Church since 2006. Married to Cathy, they are founder and current members of the CSI: Glenwood life group and Jon is part of the church youthwork team. He currently works full-time for a healthcare improvement programme in NHS Wales. In 2004 he set up a website called freelance theology answering questions about Christianity (http://freelancetheology.com).

Julian Richards

Julian Richards is the senior leader of Cornerstone Church Swansea, Wales. Julian entered full time Ministry after graduation from Bible College in 1985. After several years spent in itinerant evangelism, church evangelism and pastoring he and Sarah pioneered Cornerstone church in 1991.

Keith & Lynne Smith

Lynne and Keith support church planting and church-based community development in West Africa. Keith worked in Burkina for many years and now runs a UK-based charity - the Acacia Partnership Trust (APT) - to serve churches in Burkina Faso as they bring God's blessing to their communities through education, poverty relief, health, church planting, and community development.

Kofi & Jayne Banful

Kofi Banful is the Senior Pastor of Praise Chapel in North West London. His anointed teaching ministry is founded on Hosea 4:6a, “My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge”, a word God impressed upon his heart. Jayne Banful is a minister of the Gospel and a professional Christian counsellor. Jayne gave her life to Christ in her teens and later moved to London to pursue her desire to become a fashion journalist. She went on to study Business Administration, while also attending Bible School.

Lyndon Bowring

Lyndon Bowring was born in South Wales, leaving to study at the London Bible College (now London School of Theology).

Marc Verlander

Marc has been a part of Glenwood Church since 2007. He works with Going Public as part of the training team. He and his wife Charity lead a home group for students and young adults. They have also helped with the launch of The Well, a missional community for 20 somethings which meets down at The Gate Arts Centre on Sunday evenings.
Job title: 
Going Public Training Team

Paul Bendor-Samuel

Paul was brought up in Brazil and West Africa where his parents worked with Wycliffe Bible Translators. He went to medical school in Cardiff, Wales, where he met his wife Liz. They both trained as Family doctors. In 1990 they moved to North Africa where they served for 12 years with their four sons in a Christian development organisation. Initially involved in primary health, Paul spent 7 years as General Director (1995-2002).

Rob Burns

Rob has been in full time Christian ministry since 1989, first in the USA and now in Wales. As well as serving Evangelical Alliance, Wales as a Consultant he is Executive Director of VOCATE – Vocational Development Centre and a leader of Glenwood Church in Cardiff. Rob has a Masters degree in theology and has worked in the sports arena as an 'A' licence football coach, in education as a theology tutor and in the church as a preacher. He is passionate about coaching and mentoring people who are looking for direction, encouragement and purpose.
Email Address: 
Rob.Burns@glenwoodchurch.org

Rob Parsons

Rob Parsons is a best-selling author whose books include The Sixty Minute Father andThe Heart of Success, which reached Number 1 in the Booktrack Business & Management List and Number 2 in The Sunday Times Business Books List. More than half a million copies of his books have been sold worldwide in 12 languages. Rob has spoken to over 300,000 people in live seminars around the world. Representatives of many blue-chip companies have attended his events or invited him to be their keynote speaker. Rob lives in the UK and is married to Dianne. They have two adult children.

Rob Scott-Cook

Rob Scot-Cook serves as a leader at Woodlands Church, Bristol, England and chairman of George Muller Charitable trust. He is with a wealth of experience, served as a chaplain of the University of Bristol for several years, continue to be involved in the work of Bristol International Students centre. He is also involved internationally in several Christian activities in the lands of India, China and Africa.

Tony Campolo

Tony Campolo is a speaker, author, sociologist, pastor, social activist, and passionate follower of Jesus! Over his many years of Christian service, Tony has boldly challenged millions of people all over the world to respond to God’s boundless love by combining personal discipleship, evangelism, and social justice.

Rob Jones

ACTS Community church is based in Tylerstown in the Rhondda. It set up a CAP Centre in 2008, providing debt-advice and support to the most vulnerable in the area. Rhondda Cynon Taff is one of the most deprived Local Authority areas in Wales – three quarters of its sub-areas (LSOAs) are ranked in the more deprived half of those in the Nation. It is not surprising that the church has encountered a growing need for support. In the first year of operating, ACTS gave out 4,000 meals via the Rhondda Foodbank it runs, in conjunction with its CAP Centre.

Roger T. Forster

Roger Thomas Forster is the leader of Ichthus Christian Fellowship, a neocharismatic Evangelical Christian Church that forms part of the British New Church Movement. In 1965 he married Faith Forsterand has three children

Jane Francis

Jane comes from just outside Cardiff, but came here to study History. She then went on to teach in the Secondary sector, and loved it so much that she ended up teaching for 28 years without a moment of boredom through the whole of that time! (Probably most teachers’ experience – you haven’t got time to be bored!) A few years ago she felt that God was asking her to give up her job to give more time to the church in a voluntary capacity. She is responsible for Worship and linking the church with the Community. She loves music, watching a good thriller, gardening and all things Radio 4.

Clare Thompson

Clare is part of the wider team and core team at Woodlands Church in Bristol. She is married to Greg and has 6 children.
Job title: 
Associate Pastor

Philip Jinadu

is the founder of Love Running, which over three city runs has raised over £250,000 for charities in Bristol. The organisation is a tool for evangelism and church growth. Love Running has spread to London, Manchester, Australia and beyond, and TearFund are now partnering with the model. Philip has worked for Youth For Christ and Pioneer, is currently a minister at Woodlands Church but also has a national evangelistic ministry. He is married to Kate, with two daughters.
Job title: 
Associate Minister, Woodlands Church, Bristol

Chris Webster

Job title: 
Head of the School of City and Regional Planning

Martin Allen

With over 25 years of senior leadership and church planting experience as members of the leadership team in two of the UK’s largest churches, Martin and Sue have ministered directly into the Church both nationally and internationally. Up until early 2005, Martin was the British Director of The Joshua Foundation – a leadership missions training facility in Tanzania, East Africa where Sue also worked as a Teacher trainer.

Chris Cartwright

After teaching English and American Literature at a University in the USA in his early 20’s, Chris began his ministry training at Kensington Temple (KT). He served at KT for 12 years in a variety of roles including Worship Leader, Principal of IBIOL and Associate Minister. In 1997 Chris became the Senior Pastor of Cardiff City Temple. In his 13 years leading the church, Chris has seen it grow significantly to become a vibrant city church with a national and international ministry.
Job title: 
Regional Leader for Elim Churches in Wales, South West Midlands and South of England

John Gallagher

John joined Glenwood church as a student while studying psychology at Cardiff University. Since that time he has been an active member of the church involving himself in teaching, church planting and discipling people. He has a passion to see God's Kingdom here on earth as it is in heaven. He is currently senior lecturer in Psychology, married to Ann and has three sons. His dream is to sail around the UK - single handed!!

Brett Davies

Brett pioneered the Christian Surfers movement in Australia as their first National Director in 1983, then pioneered the international movement since 1999. As an unchurched surfer he was reached by a fellow surfer and wants other surfers to have the same opportunity. He brings a lifetime of experience and contacts and is forever networking with CS and other agencies worldwide. He is still surfing, diving and adventuring, and has a secret outlet in woodturning and gardening. He believes his far greater achievement is his wife Gillian persisting with him for over 20 years.
Job title: 
International Director
Email Address: 
brett@christiansurfers.net

Andrew West

After several years of being involved with Glenwood Church Cardiff, Andrew moved to France in 1999 to work with the French church. He is currently involved in an Evangelical Baptist Church in Saint-Sébastien-sur-Loire, and is a lecturer at the Institut Catholique d'Etudes Supérieures in La Roche-sur-Yon. Andrew is marrisd to Claire and they have a daughter Cathy.
Job title: 
Law Lecturer

Paul Gutteridge

Paul has worked at the sharp end of social action for the last 20 years, seeking to find solutions to needs in the UK and abroad. He has worked extensively in the third sector, delivering and turning around projects in criminal justice, employment, rehabilitation as well as leading a large Church community. He also serves as an advisor to Lord Wei of Shoreditch on Faith and Social Action and is the coordinator of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Life Transitions.
Job title: 
Chief Operating Officer

Esther Joseph

Esther is a 31 year old Geography Teacher in a secondary school in the Rhondda, She lives in Cardiff and has just taken up running. She plans to do the Kidney Wales Foundation 10k run in September! She has helped out with youth work, specifically 'Wave' in Glenwood and 'absolutely loves it!' Her favourite verse is Joshua 1:9.
Job title: 
Geography Teacher

Carol Wert

Carol and her husband moved to the Valleys 15 years ago and are passionate about sharing their faith in a long-term, low-key and relational ways…mainly involving food and copious amounts of tea and coffee. She provides a taxi service for her three children and is involved with ESOL provision in Cardiff and Newport. She loves trying new recipes and upcycling bits of junk into functional items.

Roy Goodwin

Roy leads the work at Ffald-y-Brenin Retreat Centre and House of Prayer in North Pembrokeshire where the Holy Spirit is moving in power. He is the founder of the Caleb Initiative and TransMed Vision. He speaks at Conferences and leaders’ gatherings, broadcasts and is the author of "The Grace Outpouring". He is married to Daphne and they have a son and daughter.

Hywel Meredydd Davies

Rev Hywel Meredydd Davies is Minster of Cildwrn Church Llangefni. He is also the Director of Tearfund Wales. Hywel serves church leaders across Wales, providing them with tools and resources which will help their churches explore God's heart for the global poor. He is also responsible for building key relationships and partnerships with Tearfund's Welsh speaking supporters
Email Address: 
hywel.meredydd@tearfund.org

Pam Scott Cook

Pam Scott Cook is a Trustee and part of the wider leadership team at Woodlands Church in Bristol She is Married to Rob Scott Cook.

Emma Dobson

Emma is a mum of 2 and the Children’s Work Leader at Glenwood. Between reading stories, colouring in, playing with Lego and chopping grapes in half she enjoys crocheting, running and watching films with her husband John. She came to Cardiff from Croydon in 2000 by way of a Psychology degree and God has given her a huge passion for the nation of Wales and particularly for the people of Llanedeyrn, where Glenwood is located and where she lives.
Job title: 
Childrens Work Leader

Christy Wimber

Christy Wimber has been part of the Vineyard Movement since it began. She is an author, speaker and television host. For 22 years Christy has travelled around the world, teaching on the Kingdom of God. Christy served as Director for Worship Conferences and Training at Vineyard Music until 2001. She has released material covering John Wimber's teachings and writings. Christy also writes for The Church Report. She has presented 700 Club Interactive and the Spiritual Gifts Webcast. She and Sean have been married for 22 years and have two children.


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