New Committee Members
At the 2015 Annual General Meeting four new members were elected to join the committee, meanwhile we have temporally lost direct contributions of Revd Dr Catriona Laing who and her husband and now baby son to Washington DC also Rachel James who is on a secondment working in Nairobi, Kenya
The four new comers have been contributing to the committee work for over a year specially Canon Shannon who have launched EDA Northern Hub in Blackburn a year ago.
Who is Who
Rev Canon Dr Shannon Ledbetter Is the Community Canon, Blackburn Cathedral and works to develop projects or ideas centred around increasing human capacity including: housing, regeneration, arts, culture, faith tourism, research and education. Graduated from University of Louisville, KY with a History degree followed by a Masters in Theological Studies at Virginia Theological Seminary, and then earned her PhD in Theology from Liverpool University.
Her past experience includes promoting Britain to the American media for the British Tourist Authority, lecturing in Theology at Liverpool Hope University and working in the regeneration of North Liverpool with Liverpool Football Club for Liverpool City Council. She is also the Founder and Chairs the Board of award winning community build housing charity, Housing People, Building Communities. Shannon is working on developing the EDA North Hub which was launched at Blackburn Cathedral Last November
Rev Canon Chris Andrews was ordained in 1972. Most of his early ministry was in Newcastle upon Tyne before he became Vicar of Alnwick in Northumberland. He was appointed (Team) Rector of Grantham in 1996 until his retirement in 2013. He has wide experience in clergy and lay training for ministry and in work consultancy. He is a Priest Associate of the Sisters of the Love of God based at Fairacres, Oxford
During his time in Grantham, following a sabbatical in Cairo in 2005, he worked on strengthening relations between Christians and Muslims and in community development in Egypt mainly through links with Cairo, the Diocese of Egypt and the partnership work of Embrace the Middle East (Biblelands). He was an interfaith advisor to the Bishop of Lincoln.
He is married to Christine a teacher and they have two children. He and Christine have retired to Bury St Edmunds where they are both finding ways to continue their work and ministry in that area and in Cambridge, and to continue as an Embrace volunteer. They both enjoy walking, music, reading and gardening.
Dr Peter Le Feuvre is a General Practitioner in Kent and a Clinical Adviser to NHS England. He works with the UNHCR and has taught the management of non-communicable diseases to doctors working in refugee settings in Jordan, Iraq, Kenya and Burkina Faso. He is involved with the planning and delivery of the curriculum on the Postgraduate Diploma Course in Family Medicine at the Christian Medical College, Vellore, South India . He has co-led a number of training courses in Family Medicine in Armenia and Iraq,and Tunisia, where he helped to plan, supervise and evaluate national health programmes. Peter has also helped at Harpur Memorial Hospital in Menouf. Peter is married to Dr Sarah Montgomery who works with him
David Healey MSc ARPS is 57, an Irish national, tutors photography in a multi-cultural British school, works in marketing in the photo industry, is Chairman of the Analogue Group of the Royal Photographic Society, and is part of a team of volunteer photographers at Lichfield Cathedral. He formerly served as head of an Anglican mission and patronage society (which supported the mission and ministry of international churches, especially in continental Europe and North Africa) and is a former member of the Ecclesiastical Law Society. David writes on prayer, mission, consumerism, and photography. He is married to a deputy head teacher, and lives in the West Midlands