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Steering Group

The Inspire Steering Group are missioners who carry the responsibility of vision keeping and strategic leadership for the Movement:

Richard S-H

Richard Saunders Hindley

Trustee, Chair

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.

Phil Meadows

Phil Meadows


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.

Cath Hill

Catherine Hill

Prayer Team Coordinator

Cath works as a primary school teacher and she is a member of Rising Brook Baptist Church in Staffordshire, where she oversees and coordinates the prayer ministry teams. Cath is gifted in prophetic and intercessory prayer, and leads the Inspire Prayer Team, keeping prayer as a clear foundation of the Movement.

Tim Sture

Tim Sture

Trustee, Finance Team

Tim is originally from Bradford,  a Chartered Accountant working since 1991 for insurers and solicitors to quantify loss of earnings, pension and profits claims following injury and other adverse events.  In 2009 he set up his own forensic accounting practice.  He started studying with Westminster Theological College in 2010 and is aiming to complete the Business Theology module and a related dissertation for his MA in Kingdom Theology by September 2016.  He plays bass and runs a theology club at St Cuthberts, Fulwood, Preston.

Ben Bentley

Ben Bentley


Ben graduated in Theology at Cambridge University in 2005 before qualifying in Law in 2008 and now working full-time as a practicing Barrister. He is part of the leadership team in his local church in Derbyshire where he is pioneering missional community within a Café Church setting. Together with his wife and young family, Ben also has a real heart for Brazil established over 15 years of visits there.

Sam Meadows

Samantha Meadows

Administrator, Finance Team Coordinator


Caroline Brown

Caroline Brown


Caroline is currently working in Leicester as a Children’s and Youth Missioner in an Anglo-Catholic Parish of the Church of England. She completed an MA in Wesleyan Theology and Spirituality in 2013. Her previous roles include being a Lay and Youth Worker in inner city areas around the UK, and mission work in India. She has experience of developing bands and resources for young people and is part inspire4youth team.

Harold Agnew

Harold Agnew

Ireland Representative

Harold is an ordained minister with the Methodist Church in Ireland. He is appointed to the churches in Lurgan, County Armagh. He is an Inspire Missioner, and helps to direct the development of the Movement across Ireland.

Introducing Inspire


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

“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.”


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