Arlene is a barrister who specialises in family law. Most of the work she does involves advising and assisting those who are experiencing issues within their family relationships. She is also a qualified mediator.
Arlene is an active member at Emmanuel Christian Centre (ECC) in Walthamstow. She also volunteers at the 180 Project, a drop-in centre for the homeless, which is run by ECC.
Derek is a semi-retired businessman who lives mainly in South Manchester, but also partly in the USA. Having sold his main business in 2001 he now is a junior partner in a business in North Carolina and gives business advice to a number of small Christian-owned businesses in the UK.
Derek acts as a trustee to a number of Christian organisations, including the Alliance, where he is the longest-serving Board member. He was the co-founder of the Manchester Prayer Breakfast in 1990 and is still actively involved. He is a member of Poynton Baptist Church in Cheshire.
John became a member of the Evangelical Alliance Board and Council in 2011. He especially values the experience of serving with others from across the evangelical spectrum who bring wisdom from other denominations and streams.
He began his working life in local government and has run his own business. John has been an ordained minister of the Church of England since 1979. Since then he has served in parishes, been an RAF chaplain, hospital chaplain, Dean of College at St John’s Nottingham where he taught practical theology, and director of the regional leadership team at CPAS. He has recently been appointed as rector of Aldridge in the Diocese of Lichfield. He is passionate about helping local churches grow in vision, nurture disciples, develop leaders and become effective in holistic mission and evangelism.
Julian is the senior leader of Cornerstone Church in Swansea. He founded the church in an economically and socially deprived area of Swansea in 1989. Cornerstone serves its local community with many social action projects and has received a number of awards in recognition of its community work.
Julian also leads the Swansea Churches Forum, serving to represent the Church in Swansea to local government. He is president of Gweini, serving to represent the Churches in Wales involved in community work to the Welsh Assembly.
Julian and his wife Sarah travel regularly speaking to people on how to build a church that attracts, influences and engages with contemporary society.
Rachel is director of human resources for an international NGO working in 26 countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific region. Rachel has spent 11 years working in international development, having been first inspired to change careers following a short term mission trip to Uganda in 1997. Prior to this she worked in the UK rail industry in both HR and operations management roles. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Rachel attends All Souls Church, Langham Place, London where she is involved in supporting world mission activities and for a number of years chaired the All Souls short term mission scheme.
Ruth Walker runs her own consultancy Turquoise Insight specialising in business strategy and mentoring. She has a passion for equipping, and coaching individuals to live as whole life disciples in their workplace. Working with LICC and Mission Scotland she helped pioneer the Transforming Work Project helping workers to explore, what it means to be a 21st century disciple in the workplace.
Ruth is a director of the Hutchesons Education Trust, the International Christian College, trustee of Pacific Partnership Trust, a member of Alpha Scotland and the EA Scotland Executive. She is an LICC workplace associate and an elder in her local Baptist church and is past chair of Mission Scotland.
She is married with two children
Stephen works with Biblica - the translation sponsors and ministry publishers of the NIV. He is Executive Director for Biblica Europe and serves on Biblica's Global Executive Leadership Team. Before moving to Biblica in 2010, Stephen was the Northern Ireland Director for Evangelical Alliance and was also part of the UK Leadership Team. In the past, he has also served as Vice President of the European Evangelical Alliance.
Stephen is married to Nicola and they have three children –Ben, Maddi & Levi.
Steve Holmes is a Baptist minister, an author and a speaker. He is senior lecturer in Theology at the University of St Andrews, where he teaches in the areas of historical and systematic theology, and also on homiletics. His research interests include evangelical Christianity, particularly its theological commitments, and Baptist theology, in both historical and contemporary expressions. Steve is also involved in a number of knowledge transfer activities, seeking to bridge the gap between the academy and the churches, particularly evangelical churches. He speaks regularly at Christian conferences and at ministers' meetings and leads church retreats. He publishes at a popular as well as an academic level, and often offers theological consultancy to Christian organisations. Steve is the chair of the Theology Advisory Group (TAG) of the Alliance. He has also been on the Alliance Council since September 2009.
Chairman & Senior pastor of Love &Joy Ministries Group. Senior pastor Temple of Praise & Together for the Harvest steering group. Tani has been using arts and social projects to reach out to his community in Liverpool for more than 20 years. He is also one of the leaders of the Merseyfest mission festival.
Born the son of an Anglican organist in Nigeria, Tani came to the UK in the 70s to be a chemical engineer but found his life radically changing around the time of the Toxteth riots, when he heard God calling him to start a house group. Managing to combine the growth of the new church with a job teaching in a Liverpool comprehensive, he has seen the organisation flourish into today's Love & Joy Ministries Group.
Tracy spent 13 years working in marketing and advertising in the field of research and strategic planning. In 2003 she completed a theology degree at the London School of Theology. She is currently managing director of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity. She directed the Imagine Project at LICC which aims to help churches with whole-life disciple-making. She joint authored the follow on essay to 'Imagine how we can reach the UK'. She's also edited a collection of essays from 15 experienced leaders and observers of the contemporary church that explore the challenge of whole-life discipleship from their particular areas of expertise. In previous years Tracy worked in computer system design, she has a degree in French and German and has taught English as a foreign language. She is married to John and they have three children.