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Chesterfield Team

Although the Team is based in Chesterfield, it serves the Inspire Movement both nationally and internationally.

The Team is committed, however, to enhancing the impact of Inspire in the Midlands and North of England.

If you would like to find out more about Inspire, or talk with us about how to get involved, the please contact us.

Phil Meadows


Phil Meadows

Lead Missioner


Phil is a founder of the Inspire Movement, and continues to provide oversight and direction. He has a background in theological education and training for church leadership, having served on the faculties of Westminster College (Oxford), Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (Chicago, USA), and Cliff College (Derbyshire). He is currently Senior Research Fellow at Nazarene Theological College (Didsbury, Manchester) and Adjunct Professor at Asbury Theological Seminary (USA). His teaching, research and writing interests are in the areas of discipleship, evangelism and mission; and is a specialist in Wesleyan spirituality and the early Methodist movement. He is Lead Missioner of an Inspire Missioner Team in Chesterfield.

Richard S-H


Richard Saunders Hindley

Trustee, Chair of Steering Group


Richard currently works for Age UK, a charitable organization that aims to improve later life. Previously, he has woked for 12 years in the NHS and led non-profit charitable organizations for over 10 years. Richard now live Barnsley, South Yorkshire, where he is in church leadership as part of Emmanuel Methodist Church. He is also a lay Local Preacher, and studying for a PhD in Wesley and New Testament studies.

Josephine Soon
Josephine Soon



More about Josephine coming soon.

Gareth Higgs

Gareth Higgs



Gareth Higgs is currently a Methodist Minister in Derby, leading Littleover and Findern Methodist Churches. After growing up in Bath, Gareth was a youth worker in Mansfield before training for ordination at Wesley College, Bristol. During seven years of ministry in East Lancashire, He recently completed a Masters Degree in Mission (Leadership & Renewal) from Cliff College and is applying that learning to Ministry in Derby. Gareth is passionate about intentional small groups and their ability to grow disciples in spiritual maturity and loves how Inspire is helping cultivating this across the church today.

Sam Meadows

Samantha Meadows

Inspire Administrator, Finance Team Coordinator


More about Sam coming soon.

Introducing Inspire


“Using this format (fellowship band), and the ideas from Inspire has been the most formative and indeed inspiring ‘thing’ for want of a better word, that I have been part of for years.”

“Thanks so much for the teaching sessions this year. I found them inspirational and I love the discussion format – it really engages those present, and we learn so much more than listening to a talk. It is one of the few places that ministers get “fed” and so is very valuable to us”

“No matter how tired I have been going to these sessions I have always come away spiritually encouraged, refreshed and enthused to continue on in God’s mission wherever I am.”

“I feel more confident in who I am as a Christian but also as a leader in Christian ministry.”


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