“Jesus said: “You will hear of wars and rumours of wars…and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places.” (Matthew 24:6a, 7b). People fleeing war, earthquakes and famine become displaced in their own country, refugees in a neighbouring country or they go further afield, trying to preserve life for themselves and their families. How is Church Mission Society seeking to help those in these circumstances? Our conference will seek to answer that question.”
Our speaker: Andrew Wheeler
Andy and his wife Sue, with children Clare and Mark joining them along the way, served overseas with CMS from 1977 until 2000. They were involved with ministry to the Sudanese Church in Sudan and in diaspora from homes in South Sudan, Cairo and Nairobi. Andy helped train pastors, youth workers and other lay ministers and schoolteachers at Bishop Gwynne College in Mundri and through extension education. Later he was involved in a major research and writing project on the history and spirituality of the Sudanese Church. In recent years the family have lived in Guildford, where Andy has been mission pastor at St Saviour’s Church and Sue has been involved in counselling at a local college and at the university.
Our conference chaplain: Kevin Roberts, director of ReSource
Kevin spent a year teaching at Bishop Gwynne College in Southern Sudan before studying theology at St John’s College Nottingham, where he met and married his wife Anne. They now have three grown-up children and two grandchildren. His ministry has taken him to Beverley Minster, St James’ Woodley and Meole Brace, Shrewsbury, before joining the diocese of Carlisle as archdeacon in 2009. He became a trustee of ReSource in 2013 and was appointed director in January 2016.”