Annual Conference 2019

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22nd March 2019
09:30 – 15:30

Kingsgate, Community Church, Peterborough PE1 4YT

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Speakers include

Joel Edwards

International Director for Micah Challenge and a advisor of the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Formerly General Director of the Evangelical Alliance and a probation officer.

Mike Royal

CEO of Cinnamon Network, theologian, mental health chaplain (in a secure setting), Trustee of New Wine and Pentecostal Bishop.

Linda Huskisson

Author of ‘Cheating Death Living Life’, national speaker, advocate for those suffering domestic violence.

Janet Fisher

Hope for Justice Advocacy manager speaking on giving homes for people from modern slavery.

Rev Dr David Primrose

Speaking on investing for the Kingdom. Director of Social transformation for Black country and Diocese of Lichfield – also convenes Social Responsibility network.

Kate Doran Smith

Sharing her experience of 20 years working with the marginalised, Kate has spent the last 5 with Hope into Action – starting as a church volunteer she now leads our work with churches and is passionate to share how churches can effectively support a range of vulnerable people.

Jon Kuhrt

appointed as a Special Advisor in the government’s Rough Sleeper Initiative team in November 2018. His focus is specifically on how churches and faith groups connect with the strategy to reduce street homelessness. Jon spent 8 years as Chief Executive of West London Mission, a Christian organisation based in Westminster working with people affected by homelessness, poverty and trauma. He has over 25 years of experience of working in this field, previously being a Director of Livability and managing emergency hostels for Centrepoint. Jon writes a blog on issues to do with faith and social justice at and lives in Streatham, south London with his wife and 3 kids.

Danny Doran-Smith

As a young person, Danny Doran-Smith experienced abuse and homelessness and operated in the drug and crime world until having a dramatic experience with God in his mid-20s. For the last 11 years, he is the founder and Director of the charity ENYP (Equipping Nurturing Young People) a charity that works with over 2,500 children and young people. In his Pioneer Minister role, he works in a deprived community and leads a church. Passionate about mission and evangelism Danny will soon be an ordained priest for the Church of England.

Joy French

Pioneer curate in Sheffield, with a decade of experience in urban ministry. Before ordination, Joy worked with vulnerable children and families in schools, the NHS and as a foster carer using her training in psychoanalysis.

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