|Wendy Cooper |
I have long experience of working in the Church and Society office of the United Reform ed Church. In local church life, I am a committed ecumenical person: a member of Leaside URC/Methodist LEP in Ware, and currently one of the Executive Officers of the Herts and Essex Border Ecumenical Area (Methodist, URC and Anglican).
|Steve Hucklesby |
My background is in international relief and development having worked for 10 years on programmes in conflict and post-conflict settings in Africa and Asia. I hold an MA in Third World Studies and am committed to exploring Christian responses to conflict and injustice. I joined the Connexional Team of the Methodist Church in 2003 and have covered areas such as non-proliferation, ethical investment and climate change.
I am currently employed as Secretary for Church and Society of the United Reformed Church based at URC House in London. Prior to that I worked ecumenically on a number of projects related to social and economic justice in Southern Africa, whilst based in South Africa. I am particularly interested in identifying the distinctive contribution that our Christian faith makes in our response to public issues as churches.
|Rosemary Kidd |
Trained initially as a teacher, I became Head of Biology in a 14-18 comprehensive school. I was ordained as a Baptist minister in 1996, and my first pastorate was with an Anglican-Baptist LEP on an outer-city housing estate, where I was also part-time Free Church Chaplain of the local teaching hospital. Most recently, I have worked for five years as a Training and Development Officer for the Methodist Church, a creative opportunity to combine my experiences in education and theology. I joined the Joint Public Issues Team in November 2007 in my new role as Faith and Unity Coordinator of the Baptist Union of Great Britain. I also continue to serve, in a very small way, on the ministry team of Whaley Bridge Uniting Church, which is a Baptist-Methodist-URC LEP, on the edge of the Derbyshire Peak District.
|Rachel Lampard |
I have worked for the Methodist Church as Secretary for Parliamentary and Political Affairs since 2000 with responsibility for the Church's engagement with political issues in a range of areas. I am Team Leader of the Joint Public Issues Team and currently work three days a week. Previously I worked for the housing charity CHAS (now Housing Justice) running their education and campaigns work, and as a researcher for the London Housing Unit. I am also a Commissioner with the Gambling Commission, responsible for regulating the gambling industry in the public interest.
I am currently the Policy Advisor with particular responsibility for Business and Economic Affairs. I joined the Connexional Team in 2008, working on the restructuring of the shape of the Connexional Team. Prior to that I was a postdoctoral researcher at Imperial College studying viral disease and vaccine design. Subsequently I have become director of a company licensing vaccine technology I developed during these studies