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Our people

Living Leadership is a collaborative network of staff, associates, trustees and volunteers, united by the vision to see Christ glorified through leaders who abide in him



Marcus Honeysett

Executive Director

Marcus is founding director of Living Leadership. He is a well-known speaker and writer, and there is nothing he enjoys more than encouraging and nurturing christian leaders. 

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Paul Coulter

Head of Ministry Operations

Based in Northern Ireland, Paul joined Living Leadership in 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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Claire Reynolds

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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Jess Coles

Ministry Support & Communications Manager

Based in Nottingham, Jess joined Living Leadership in July 2020. She has previously worked in Marketing roles in the charitable sector and Christian publishing.


Phil Swinburn

Refresh Ministries & Associates Support Manager

Phil joined Living Leadership in May 2022. He has previously been in church ministry for 13 years, most recently serving as Pastor of a church in Birmingham.  


Helen Read

Associates & Refresh Ministries Support Manager

Helen joined living leadership in 2022. She has been involved in ministry amongst women in both the UK and South Africa for 22 years. 

Volunteers & Associates


We are incredibly thankful for the volunteers who help make our ministries possible. If you want to discover how you can play your part and become a volunteer, get in touch.

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Tracey Ayre


Refresh Network Online Facilitators

RNO Facilitators help us run our online gatherings by leading a small group discussion and prayer.


Based in Northern Ireland, Tracey works for a Christian Charity in Belfast. We are thankful that she also uses her administrative experience to support Living Leadership's ministries in Northern Ireland by providing administrative support for the Refreshment Days/Conference steering group.


Many of our ministries are made possible through the commitment of our growing team of Associates.

If you are looking for support in your area, why not search our database of Associates?


Hugh Davies

Hugh Davies

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.

Miriam Patterson

Miriam Patterson


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.

Melinda Hendry

Melinda Hendry

Deputy Chair of Trustees

Melinda is working on a MA in Spiritual Formation at Gordon-Conwell Seminary. She was previously on the senior ministry team at All Souls, Langham Place where she led the Ministry Training Scheme.

Peter Comont

Peter Comont


Peter is senior pastor of Trinity Church, Oxford.

Alastair Gledhill

Alastair Gledhill


Alastair is currently training for ordination in the Church of England. He previously led the workplace ministry at All Souls Church, Langham Place, and developed resources for Christianity Explored Ministries.

Richard Underwood

Richard Underwood


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

Gareth Lloyd-Jones

Gareth Lloyd-Jones


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

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