Our vision
To see Christ glorified in the Church through leaders who joyfully abide in Him and faithfully serve Him
Our mission
To contribute to growing disciple-making leaders in the Church by providing training, support and resources that promote gospel faithfulness and lifelong fruitfulness in ministry
Our values
Our values as an organisation are grace, generosity and passion for the glory of God.
These values are explained, expressed and elaborated upon in three statements that govern our work:
1. Our Statement of Faith
Our core beliefs are the fundamental truths of Christianity, as revealed in the Bible. 
All of our work rests on this foundation, aims to be faithful to this and seeks to promote unity in these truths.  Our Statement of Faith aligns us with many organisations and churches.
2. Our Statement of Ethos
We want to be, and to grow, leaders who are:


  • captivated by the glory of God and the wonder of the biblical gospel of Jesus Christ;

  • wise and kind, serving out of a deep relationship with God and love of His word as the heart of their spirituality;

  • passionate in the belief that taking the gospel of God’s salvation into every corner of the globe is the primary mission of the church;

  • leading out of a clear and life-long enjoyment of God’s grace and are dedicated to serving others in love;

  • humble, faithful, prayerful, loving, repentant and forgiving, knowing that secret character before God is more important than skills.

We aim to do this with a wide network of friends who agree with our statement of faith
3. Our Way of Working
This document describes the way we expect our staff and associates to work with churches and in partnership with other organisations.
If that excites you, why not consider co-working with us?

Our Team

Living Leadership is a collaborative network of leaders and supporters from evangelical churches across the UK . Our team includes staff, trustees and advisors, and key volunteers, while a wider network of associates who share our ethos also contribute to our work.

Partners come from large churches and small churches across a range of denominations and networks. We believe many of the resources needed by churches in the UK and Ireland exist within these islands and we aim to enable the sharing of those resources.   If you are interested in partnering with us, click here.


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Executive Director


Home Region: Southeast England

Marcus is founding director of Living Leadership. He is a well-known speaker and writer, as well as a church elder for training and discipleship.

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Head of Ministry Operations


Home Region: Northern Ireland

Based in Northern Ireland, Paul joined Living Leadership in April 2019. He worked previously as a doctor, a lecturer in practical theology and missiology in Belfast Bible College and a cross-cultural pastor with the Belfast Chinese Christian Church.

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Operations Manager


Claire joined Living Leadership in January 2011. She has previously worked in Human Resources for Friends International and campus outreach for UCCF.


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Trustees and Advisors

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Chair of Trustees

Hugh works in professional Services in London and has over the years worked in the UK, Ireland and Central Europe. He is a member of Crofton Baptist Church in Orpington, Kent.

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Deputy Chair of Trustees

Gareth has extensive experience in Christian ministry, having previously served as a team leader with UCCF and UK Director for CARE.




Peter is senior pastor of Trinity Church, Oxford.

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Melinda is a Senior Associate Minister at All Souls Church, Langham Place where she oversees the ministry training scheme. She is also one of the contributors to the Living Leadership Formation Residentials programme.

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Gareth is Senior Pastor of Ridgeway Community Church, South Oxfordshire and has a breadth of experience in leadership, teaching, church planting and overseas ministry.  Gareth is privileged to lead Kinetic Network. 

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Miriam is an experienced corporate lawyer, having worked in international law firms and the legal technology industry in London.  She is a member of Emmanuel Church in Chesham, Buckinghamshire.

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Richard retired as the Pastoral Ministries Director of the FIEC. He serves as one of the founding elders of Christchurch Market Harborough.  

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Strategy Board member

Steve Casey is pastor of Speke Baptist Church in Liverpool. He is a regular leader on Living Leadership Formation Residentials programme.

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Strategy Board member

Dave recently stepped down from being pastor of Bethany City Church in Sunderland. He now works as a self-supporting pastor working with smaller local churches. His focus is now on training, mentoring and getting things going.

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Strategy Board member

Pete worked for IFES for 23 years, coordinating pioneering of the Russian CU movement. He then co-pastored a large, highly multicultural church in Reading for 15 years, and now coordinates OM’s London church partnerships.

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Strategy Board member

Jackie is Training Facilitator at Myton Church in Warwick. 

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Strategy Board member

Alison works in various ministry areas alongside her husband, John, who is one of the ministers of Above Bar Church, Southampton.

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© 2020 Living Leadership

Registered as charity  number 1121621

in England and Wales

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