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 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 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.
More about Josephine coming soon.
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.
Inspire Administrator, Finance Team Coordinator
More about Sam coming soon.