Abby spent many years as an actor and writer working in a wide variety of Christian and secular environments. Now, alongside a fantastic team, she is the Event Director for Spring Harvest.
Alison has been working with children for over 30 years. She is a children's evangelist, helping churches develop their children's and families work, and leads several toddler groups. She is a member of Children Worldwide. She is married to Jeff and lives in Bedford with Jeff's daughter, two rabbits and an elderly cat called Belle.
Anna is the Recruitment Director for Pais Movement in the British Isles. She loves seeing young people come alive and is passionate about seeing them share Jesus in their world! Anna is originally from Northern Ireland but is now based in Burnley. She loves a good laugh, people and drinking abnormal amounts of tea!
The Ascension Trust is the umbrella body that set up the well known Street Pastors and School Pastors network across the UK and the world.
Founded by Rev Les Isaac in 1993, AT has been growing a wide variety of Kingdom initiatives to equip the church, to work together in partnership with police, local authorities and other agencies, to reach out into the community and support the needs by caring, listening and helping.
Bethan works with Youth for Christ as the Head of Youthwork and Discipleship for 11-18s. She is passionate about young people finding hope and joy in God and is a big fan of travelling, reading, Marvel, drawing and sharks.
Cathy is a speaker and author who has been teaching about resilience, relationships and purpose for over 20 years, combining hard-earned wisdom with practicality, honesty, memorable stories and sparkling humour. She lives on the south coast with her husband Mark, who is registered blind. They have been married for over 25 years and are proud parents to two amazing daughters.
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.
Dan is the HOPE Together YxYA Director and is one the Senior Leaders and Youth & Young Adults Leader at Life Church Lancashire. He is passionate about seeing a younger generation rise up to live fearlessly for Jesus. He is married to Marina and he also loves music, Burnley FC and coffee.
Debra is the national director and founder of Redeeming our Communities (ROC) which aims to bring about community transformation by creating strategic partnerships. She has twenty years of experience in bringing together organisations towards the goal of social transformation.
Emma is part of the churches team at Open Doors and also loves seeing younger audiences connect with the persecuted church. Meeting persecuted Christians first hand has profoundly shaped Emma's faith
Father Daniel is an Open Doors partner from northern Iraq. He remained with his church community when so-called IS invaded and displaced thousands of Christians. Part of his ministry of renewing and rebuilding was trauma care - supported by Spring Harvest back in 2015. Through the experience of the rubble and ruin Daniel has witnessed extraordinary faith in those who remain: "I observe a deepening of faith in the Christians here…" Hear more from Daniel and how the church is putting hope at the centre.
John works for Youth for Christ overseeing the local centres in the North of England and Scotland. He loves hearing stories of young people whose lives have been impacted by realising how much God loves them. John is married to Liz and has three children. He lives in Whitley Bay but is a faithful supporter of his home town club, Derby County.
After 25 years of church leadership John now leads Myriad, a vision to see thousands of lay-led churches planted in England to serve the re-evangelisation of our nation. He is passionate about enabling people to live missionally and fulfil their potential in Christ and is the author of Mission Shaped Grace and Mission Shaped Living.
Katharine Hill is the UK director of Care for the Family. Katharine speaks and writes widely on family issues. As an established speaker she has addressed thousands of people across the UK on marriage and parenting issues. She is the author of several books, including the popular Left to their own Devices - Confident Parenting in a World of Screens and her new book A Mind of Their Own. She is married to Richard and they have four grown-up children and four grandchildren.
Les Isaac OBE President of the Ascension Trust
Founder of the Ascension Trust “out of his concern to see churches involved in mission relevant to their own context and locality”. Through this Les co-founded the Street Pastors Initiative in 2003 as a response to the growing concern for the problems of loneliness, violence and anti-social behaviour on our high streets. Today there are other initiatives namely School Pastors, Prayer Pastors, College Pastors, Rail Pastors and Response Pastors that operate nationally and internationally and Les was awarded an OBE in 2012 for this ministry through the Ascension Trust.
Lisa is a Baptist Minister with over 25 years experience. She has recently joined the National Team of the Baptist Union of Scotland prioritising caring for ministers and encouraging spiritual formation and discipleship. She’s also part of the Spring Harvest Planning Group and a member of the EA Council.
Us & Him is a worshipful space for people to disconnect from the noise of life and connect with God. Started by Jake Isaac and Lucy Grimble as a response to the need for places of worship in the heart of busy London, they will bring their beautiful approach to worship to Spring Harvest 2022.
Malcolm leads Dundonald Elim Church in Northern Ireland and is chair of Agora, Elim's public theology, justice and pastoral ethics taskforce. He is also an author, lecturer, broadcaster, advocate and government advisor on issues of faith and cohesion.
Mark Madavan is an experienced Baptist Minister, team leader, bible teacher, speaker and mentor. He is married to Cathy, has two beautiful daughters and he is registered blind.
Martha Shrimpton is an actor-musician and presenter who has worked within the arts for a number of years. She is the director of Nimbus Collective, which encourages individuals and churches to connect with God in creative ways by producing resources, hosting events and leading training days.
Mike Pilavachi spent 26 years heading up Soul Survivor ministries (a charity that aimed to equip young people to live their lives for Jesus) and continues to pastor the associated church Soul Survivor Watford.
Mike speaks at conferences around the world, trying to make people laugh and point them towards Jesus at the same time. He has written a number of books the latest of which is called Lifelines.
In his spare time, he loves to cook, watch the West Wing and tending to his grape vines!
Nick is a songwriter and worship leader, who is part of the Worship Central team. He and his family moved to be part of the church planting team for Gas Street Church in Birmingham alongside lead pastors Tim & Rachel Hughes. He is passionate about seeing encounter in worship and not just that we sing a few songs together!
Nick is a leader with Powerpack Ministries. He has worked with Powerpack for 30 years and expects God to move powerfully among the children at Spring Harvest. Nick lives and worships in Oxford. He is married to Kath and has three children.
Olivia is the executive director for the Elim Pentecostal Church having previously worked in senior leadership positions in the NHS. She is also associate pastor of Crosspoint Church, a church plant based in north Birmingham and has a passion for sharing God's word creatively (lightly sprinkled with a little humour).
Olivia is mum to university student Josh, loves to cook and is addicted to Strictly!
Patrick is CEO and co-founder of Kintsugi Hope which came about following a series of personal trials and ill health affecting him and his family. Prior to that, Patrick led urban youth charity, XLP which he also founded in 1996 and ran for 21 years.
Paul is the leader of New Generation Church in south-east London and serves on the leadership team of Pioneer. Paul is passionate about the local church and has founded a new free school, Hope Community School, in Sidcup. He is a husband, dad and qualified chef.
Philip is the co-director of the Justice Conference, UK. He is also the Theology and Network Engagement Manager (UK) with Tearfund, having previously worked for eight years at the Cambridge-based Christian think tank Jubilee Centre. Philip has a passion for serving as an ecumenical bridge-builder across cultural differences and theological streams. He supports the England football team and the Indian cricket team.
Rev Cris Rogers is a Church of England church planter, artist, and Star Wars fan. In 2010 Cris and his family moved to Tower Hamlets, one of the toughest estates in East London, and took on the leadership of All Hallows Bow. Their desire was to restart the church, which had shrunk to seven people, and see people flourish. Cris has a deep passion for discipleship and runs the weekly podcast Making Disciples and wider ministry of Making Disciples which can be found at wearemakingdisciples.com.
Rob Parsons, OBE, is the founder and chairman of Care for the Family. An international speaker and best-selling author of more than 20 books including The Heart of Success, The Sixty Minute Father and his latest book Heart of Communication. He has spoken across the world to more than a million people in live events. Rob is married to Dianne and they have two children and five grandchildren.
Sam is one of the directors at Open Doors serving Christians following Jesus in the most challenging circumstances.
Sheridan is a writer, speaker and broadcaster who has written several books about what he believes makes life deeply worthwhile. He has been featured in publications like The Times, Sunday Telegraph and Christianity Today, and writes regularly for Our Daily Bread. Sheridan is a presenter of Pause for Thought on BBC Radio 2's Zoe Ball Breakfast Show, and speaks at events around the world.
Sim is the senior leader of Freedom Church, Romsey. He loves the local church and is passionate about churches going to the next level, making a real difference in their communities. Sim is married to Lottie with four children.
Steve and Bekah Legg live in West Sussex. Together they have raised five girls in what they describe as a glorious, if complicated, blended family. Steve is the founding editor of Sorted Magazine and has spent nearly 35 years travelling the world making people laugh, confounding them with his magic tricks and introducing them to Jesus. Bekah is CEO of Restored, a Christian charity working to equip the church to stand against domestic abuse and support survivors.
The Gregory Centre for Church Multiplication supports leaders, church teams and dioceses across London, England and beyond as they multiply disciples, churches and networks.
CCX is led by the Bishop of Islington, the Rt Revd Ric Thorpe and is part of the Church of England but works with many denominations and networks.
Tom is the Head of 7-11s at Youth for Christ and has been involved with Spring Harvest across Youth and Children’s venues for the past 12 years. When he’s not planning for and running events as part of his work, Tom loves playing games, eating pizza and hanging out with his wife and 2 kids (preferably at the same time).