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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 as a whole:

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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.

Phil Meadows

Phil Meadows

International Director

Phil is a co-founder of the Inspire Movement. 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 remains a Senior Research Fellow at Nazarene Theological College (Didsbury, Manchester) and is currently Professor of Evangelism Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary (Wilmore, KY, 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.

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.

Samantha Meadows

Inspire Administrator

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Samantha is co-founder of the Inspire Movement. She serves as the Administrator of the Inspire Movement, working from her desks in the UK and USA, and sometimes coffee shops in between! She is usually the first point of contact for people connecting with Inspire, and helps to coordinate and resource the various Teams and Missioners across the Movement.

Tabitha Heathcote

Safeguarding, Lead Missioner for Inspire4kids

Tabitha currently works at All Saints Church in Chester, as their children and families worker. Working alongside other children’s workers in Chester, her heart is to spread the love of God and make young disciples across the whole of Chester. Having completed a BA in Theology at Chester university, she is now producing material for All Saints children’s work and for Inspire for Kids, moving away from colouring sheets and basic story telling to ‘inspired’ discipleship!

Harold Agnew

Harold Agnew

Director, Core Team Ireland

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

Deji Okegbile


Deji is a minister in the British Methodist Church, and is chaplain to Nigerian Methodists in the UK and Ireland.