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Katie is an actor based in Leeds. She seeks work where she can be as playful as possible, which means that collaborating with Spring Harvest and the Big Start Team is an absolute joy. Katie writes, directs and has a boogie wherever the work takes her, across Christian and secular theatre.

Rev Andy Gray is an illustrator, graphic recording artist (feel free to ask what one of those is!), and a Church of England Ordained Pioneer minister. He's also a DJ (loves techno!), writer, evangelist and magician. Actually autistic, he loves to help people discover the way that God made them to be.

Ruth is a freelance illustrator and author working for a range of publishers including Alanna -Max, Lion Hudson/SPCK and 10Publishing.
Ruth is passionate about using her creativity to tell people about God’s love and is delighted to be working as part of the Big Start Team at Spring Harvest again this year.

Freddy is an actor, director and writer and works with theatre companies such as Saltmine Theatre Company, Searchlight Theatre Company and The Royal Shakespeare Company. He is a husband and father and has enjoyed being a part of the Spring Harvest family for the last 10 years.

Bob has travelled the world telling stories for over 30 years. He has written over a hundred books, mostly for children, including The Clever Cub Series, The Rhyming Bible and The Playalong Bible.

Bob lives in Wiltshire, is married to Sue and has two children and five grandchildren.

Joanna is a presenter, actress and dancer and is best known for her role as a presenter on CBeebies. She is passionate about all things creative and Jesus. She will be hosting Big Start.

Chris is a presenter, performer and children's worker, who is best known for his work with ISingPop and the CofE's Faith at Home series. He is a big music enthusiast and lover of all things superhero.

Chris has also featured as a dancer in Spring Harvest Big Start's music videos, so see if you can spot him in those.

Martha Shrimpton is an actor, presenter and author who has worked within creative arts for many years. She is the director of Nimbus Collective, which encourages individuals, families and churches to connect with God in creative ways. Martha has written many Christian resource and activity books for children, leads workshops and produces resources to inspire creativity and play!

Joe Fisher is a renowned event presenter, host, speaker, mentor and former comedian, and the list goes on! Many of you won't need to be introduced to Joe as he is very much part of the Spring Harvest family and has been involved with us for over 30 years, with his heart for creative communication and love for Jesus at the core.

Joe will be hosting Big Start in Skegness and be involved in some After Hours fun in Minehead!

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