Chris has spent over 20 years in pastoral ministry in the UK, most recently at Aylesbury Baptist Church where he took specific responsibilty for mission and worship. He was one of the founders of RUN (Reaching the Unchurched Network) and served as it's Director until the end of 2009. He is part of the leadership team of Eurochurch, a European-wide leadership network and is also co-author of Church on the Edge. Chris is married to Liz, they have two daughters and live in Buckinghamshire.
Before taking on her role with Lead Academy Sally spent 11 years working as the church Administrator for Southcourt Baptist Church in Aylesbury. She is married to Mark and together they have 3 children, 6 grandchildren and Wilson the dog!
Nick is the founder leader of Riverside Church, Birmingham and a Lay Canon at Birmingham Cathedral. He is highly regarded as a creative communicator and teacher both nationally and internationally and is also the author of a number of books including ‘How to Survive as a Church Leader.’ Nick is married to Lois and they live in Birmingham.
Eric worked at Accenture for 20 years, where he was a partner in their management consulting practice focused on the health and life sciences industries. He is one of the leaders of Christ Church, Tunbridge Wells and is passionate about the church becoming all that God desires us to be. He has four children and lives in Tunbridge Wells.
Prior to a career break to raise her children, Hannah worked in finance and strategy in both the UK and Asia. In addition to working with Lead Academy, Hannah is employed by her local church to implement it's multi-congregational strategy. She is married to Alex, has four children and lives in Stafford.
Chris is the Senior Minister of Easthampstead Baptist Church, Bracknell where amongst many other things he leads the ‘Cinema and Curry Cluster’. Prior to training for the ministry he travelled all over the world as a Management Consultant and lived in the USA with his wife Ruth.
Jim has worked in the healthcare industry in various roles across the world for over 16 years, most recently as European Managing Director for Johnson & Johnson Vision Care. He is one of the leaders of Finchampstead Baptist Church and is passionate about seeing the church make a difference in our society. He is married to Karen and lives in Finchampstead.