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Planning Group

The Spring Harvest Planning Group have joint responsibility for the formulation of the theme and teaching material and spiritual oversight for Spring Harvest. They meet formally around eight times a year.

Abby Guinness

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.

Beatrice Smith

Beatrice Smith is an author, speaker and Greater Manchester coordinator for Churches Together in England. She is part of the Spring Harvest Planning Group and Trustee for The Movement for Justice and reconciliation. She is married to Stuart and together they are parents to Isabella and Charlie. Beatrice is part of the leadership team at Restoration Church Tameside and is passionate about community restoration, Justice, and reconciliation.

Cathy Madavan

Cathy is an author, speaker and broadcaster, who speaks extensively across the UK and beyond with charities, churches, conferences and festivals such as Spring Harvest where she is on the Planning Group. She is also on the board of the Kyria Network which supports and equips women in leadership. Cathy is married to Mark, a church leader in Bristol, and they have two wonderful daughters in their twenties.

Debra Green OBE

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.

Lisa Holmes

Lisa is a Baptist Minister who works as Deeper Church Lead for the National Team of the Baptist Union of Scotland prioritising caring for ministers and encouraging prayer, spiritual formation and discipleship.  She’s also part of the Spring Harvest Planning Group and a member of the EA Council.

Mark Watson

Mark is Director of Ministry for Cambridge and District Youth for Christ and was previously youth pastor at St Johns Harborne. He is passionate about seeing young people encounter God and be equipped to be life-long disciples. He loves coffee, board games, musicals and a good theology book.

Martha Shrimpton

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.

Nick Herbert

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!

Patrick Regan OBE

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 22 years. Patrick is part of the Spring Harvest Planning Group.

Paul Weston

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.

Phil Loose

Phil is the CEO at Essential Christian, overseeing the strategic direction of the charity, with a heart to see the team empowered to go further than they thought possible in equipping the church for action. Previous to this he was head of song publishing for Integrity Music in the UK and then VP/MD of Integrity Music Europe with offices in Brighton, UK and Nashville USA, serving the church globally with worship songs of substance in multiple languages. He is currently a Trustee of the Stuart Hine Trust who look after the world’s favourite hymn “How Great Thou Art’. Phil is also a musician and serves at his local church in Brighton, East Sussex, where he tries to not play too many jazz chords in worship times. He has one wife, two children, but many guitars and keyboards. Which is the right way around.

Rev Cris Rogers

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. He is chair of the Spring Harvest Planning Group.

Sarah Whittleston

Sarah is a Pastor at Elim Life Church, in North Birmingham. Sarah leads ELIM Prayer, Elims national ministry for prayer. She loves to inspire people to life transforming prayer, prophecy and intercession. She loves to see people released into all God has for them.

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