2015 student intake
My name Is Richard and I live and work on an estate in South Bristol called Knowle West. I have trained as a Youth and Community worker at CYM in Bristol and I am involved with a small missional community who also live on the estate.We are doing detached Youth Work amongst other things and I am looking forward to studying Pioneer Mission theology and linking it to my context and developing work with young people.
Exploring how to help enable pioneering and missional entrepreneurship in Leicester diocese
I have a background in Nursing but have been involved in women’s ministry in my local church over the last 10 years or so. I have recently completed a Spiritual Direction course and been spending time exploring the Theology of Home as preparation for writing a book on the subject. I am looking forward to studying in a broader context and exploring what God’s idea of a Retreat House might look like.
Exploring how to help enable pioneering and missional entrepreneurship in Leicester diocese
Most of my time and energy currently goes on being mum to Jacob (6) and Tom (8), and wife to Will, as best I can. We moved to Lewes, in Sussex, in 2014 and are still enjoying taking time to settle in. In my spare moments (other than those now spent studying) I work freelance in social research, indulging my fascination with asking questions, listening to stories, shaping and reshaping ideas and daring to share them with others.
David and Jane Fulford
Developing Kingdom Bioenergy, an enterprise that generates biogas from food waste
I am a pioneer ordinand and I am excited about the future of the church. I currently head up a church plant called ‘Junction’, with my wife, and want to see our community drawn to Christ. I love to see young people engaging with the Christian faith and each other. In these days, I believe that we have opportunities like never before…. that’s a great thought!
Developing plans for a retreat centre in Northern Ireland
Kate is a midwife teacher going to serve in Uganda. She is eager to see that mothers and babies, who are made in the image of God, are valued and appreciated. Many mothers and babies still die from avoidable conditions, which are exacerbated by poverty and lack of knowledge. Kate wants to look at innovative ways to help mothers and their families know their true value in God. In teaching student midwives she wants to share God’s values of love, caring compassion and service to help them become competent, successful midwives making a real difference to the mothers and babies.
Developing an enterprise around selling products from the developing world in Peterborough and building a community around it
I live in south Leicestershire and am the coordinator for our community project, The Well. The Well was born from a 24-7 prayer room in 2006 and serves the community by holding a daily rhythm of prayer & responding to the needs that arise, supporting both the young and old alike through different organised groups. I am a licensed evangelist for the diocese of Leicester.
I’m Chris, married to Carol, and we have two spaniels. Looking to be ordained as permanent deacon in Evesham. I want to extend and explore the sense of mission and evangelism and the desire to feed Jesus’ sheep; something that being a Street Pastor has awoken in me?
A pioneer in Market Harborough looking to alleviate loneliness among older people in the community through a number of initiatives including an enterprise around gardening in waste spaces
I spent 25 years working in Youth With A Mission and now I am enjoying a change of focus by leading a Fresh Expression for 20’s in a local church near Reading (and a lot more). I love messing about with computers, running and Belgian beer. I am thrilled to be training at CMS with my wife Nicki. We have four children, as if we weren’t busy enough!
I love to see individuals flourish and fulfil the purpose of their lives. I believe people articulate their dreams/desires or purpose better through reflection. I’d like to learn more about how to develop people to enable them to learn more about themselves. I work in HR at CMS.I am married to David and have a son called Eliot.
Exploring a new venture into developing a community around wellness
I am Nicki, married to Kevin who is also doing the course, and we have four amazing kids between 7 and 16 years of age. When life is not busy with them I am helping Kevin to start a Fresh Expression for 20-30s in Reading and also exploring how the church can connect with the needs of the estate right on its door step.
I am a lay minister based in London, building church by making connections where God can be experienced both locally and globally.My local parish is St Stephen’s, Canonbury in Inner London. Globally, I help create mission partnerships between parishes of the Anglican Churches in Angola, London & Mozambique.
Crystal and Mike McAllister
Developing youth work in Enderby through a bus project
I am a pioneer ordinand for the Church in Wales. My day job is being a Hub Leader for The Lab, in Alway in Newport, where we have a community house and get involved in everything from youth clubs to a group exploring spirituality by eating waffles. I enjoy making home brew, furniture and mess – much to the joy of my wife.
At the start of my ordination training, I have the exciting opportunity to develop a new work in inner-city Portsmouth – so I’m not really sure what that will look like yet! Half the parish is under 30, and it’s the most ethnically diverse area in the city, so I’m hoping that will influence my focus but looking forward to dreaming some big dreams with God over the coming years. I have a background in pastoral care with the Royal Navy, and enjoy baking cakes, boxing, and hanging out with my goddaughter – when I’m not curled up with a good boxset
Working up an enterprise to deliver workshops in schools with Harry Baker around music and spoken word
I am the Vocational Recruitment Intern at CMS. As part of this I am exploring the work and teaching that CMS does. Before this I completed an MA in Biblical Studies (lots of Greek and Hebrew) at King’s College, London. I’m looking for the more practical theological outlook of Pioneer to inform and shape my Biblical knowledge and application.
Annette is married and based near oxford in a rural community. Her daughter is at university and so with her new found freedom is exploring her creativity, spirituality as well as ordained pioneering ministry.
Over the last 20 years we have been living on and exploring church with the community on the Pinehurst Estate in Swindon, Wiltshire through a mix of community, youth & families work as well as Chaplaincy work at the local 2-19 year old school. I am married to Andie and have two amazing daughters.
I’m married to Aileen and live in the Medway towns, in Kent, with our two young children. I’ve spent many years in mission and ministry with children and their families beyond the fringes of the church, out of which grew an inter-generational group called Food 4 Thought. I now find myself working part-time as a Children’s and Youth Work Adviser for Rochester Diocese, training for ordained pioneer ministry, and looking to join in with what God is doing in the lives of people I meet on an urban housing estate and an indoor children’s play area.
Hi I’ve just started my first module. I live in Cirencester and work at The Upper Room and Barnardo’s.
Paul and Sharon Milbank
Participants in the CMS Pioneer Mission Leadership Training module at Pickwell Manor, 16-20 Nov 2015. Paul and Sharon attended the missional entrepreneurship week to explore ways in which their hair salon on Jersey could be more missional in the way that the business is framed.
I’m David, just a normal guy who wants to see God transform my local area. My passion is to discover what church looks like for those outside the walls of the church through lots of different activities to engage my community where I live. My heart is to get alongside those on the edges of the church and beyond.
Clare and Mark Dawson
Participants in the CMS Pioneer Mission Leadership Training module at Pickwell Manor, 16-20 Nov 2015. Mark and Clare lead Night Church in Stoke on Trent and attended the missional entrepreneurship week to explore the way forward for building community around creativity to empower people to turn creative ideas into action.
I am a lay stipendiary Missioner for the Asum Group in Evesham, Worcestershire, which means, I am in full time paid ministry and able to do all things “missioney” (I’ve invented a new word). I absolutely love what God has called me to in Evesham and am blessed to work alongside some wonderful people as we work out God’s mission in this place together.
Participant in the CMS Pioneer Mission Leadership Training module at Pickwell Manor, 16-20 Nov 2015. Carey Sims attended the missional entrepreneurship week. Having set up an enterprise in the USA around food waste and composting she is exploring other ways of generating community and transformation through creatively using food waste.
I am a CMS mission partner in training and preparing to work in Tanzania. I will be managing the Rehema Project which is a social enterprise working with vulnerable women and children living in crisis. I am taking some modules as part of my preparation.
Participant in the CMS Pioneer Mission Leadership Training module at Pickwell Manor, 16-20 Nov 2015. Jenny Baker attended the missional entrepreneurship week to work up a business idea for greeting cards that don’t play into the usual gender stereotypes but have positive empowering messages.
For the past seven years I’ve passionately worked with kids and in my local church in Amsterdam. I have come to London to be part of a community, to work as an au pair and to study at CMS. This year I long to continue to learn how to live out my faith holistically, naturally and passionately; through prayer, green smoothies and good talks (amongst other things). I’m pleased to meet you.
Participant in the CMS Pioneer Mission Leadership Training module at Pickwell Manor, 16-20 Nov 2015. Mark Bamping attended the missional entrepreneurship week to develop a business plan for brewing beer and building community with men around it.