Hon. Treasurer: William Pearce
Co-ordinator: Rosemary Watson

Inderjit Bhogal

Inderjit is a leading Theologian and Methodist Minister. He is currently working as an Officer in the Discipleship and Ministries Learning Network (Bristol and West Midlands Region). He is founder and President of City of Sanctuary, a former President of the Methodist Conference and former Leader/CEO of the Corrymeela Community. Between 2005-2011 Inderjit was CEO of the Yorkshire and Humber Faiths Forum. He is a former President of the Methodist Conference. Inderjit is also President of the Methodist Peace Fellowship. He was awarded the OBE in the New Year’s Honours List 2005 for his work in Inter-Faith relations. Inderjit is passionately committed to the achievement of racial justice, Inter Faith dialogue and Humane Migration Policies and Procedures.

William Pearce

Will works in asset management as a portfolio manager for institutional investors.  He is an Associate of the CFA Society of the UK and a Business/French graduate of Sheffield University.  Will is a member of the Memorial Unitarian Church in Cambridge.  Originally from Merseyside, he now lives in Godmanchester with his wife and two children.

Michael Ipgrave

Michael became Bishop of Lichfield in 2016, having previously been Area Bishop of Woolwich in the Diocese of Southwark. He had previously worked as Archdeacon of Southwark and before that as national inter-faith advisor to the Church of England. His earlier ministry has been in Leicester, Japan and Rutland. He has a particular interest in inter-faith and ecumenical work.

Alyson Peberdy (Chair)

Alyson recently retired as vicar of a parish in south east London and now lives in Oxford where she is an associate priest at St. Michael’s Summertown, an honorary chaplain at Ripon College Cuddesdon and a mentor with refugee Resource, Oxford. Her academic background is in Sociology and Social Anthropology and she was for ten years research fellow and lecturer in Health and Social Welfare at the Open University. She has also worked in Nigeria and Papua New Guinea. She has a strong interest in social justice and Community Organising. Being an ordained woman in a church which remains largely sexist keeps alive her passion for inclusivity.

Susan O'Brien

Susan has recently retired as Principal of the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology in Cambridge, an independent higher education institute educating women for ministry in the Catholic Church. The Institute is a member of the ecumenical Cambridge Theological Federation and Susan has a strong commitment to ecumenical and interfaith dialogue. She was previously Pro-Rector of Liverpool Hope University. As a historian her research interests lie in transnational evangelical movements and Catholicism, social action and gender. Susan co-ordinates volunteers for the Cambridge City Foodbank and is a founder Trustee of the Charles Plater Trust, a Catholic grant-making trust focused on supporting the implementation of Catholic Social Teaching..

Michael Wakelin

Michael Wakelin is Executive Associate in Public Education for the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge and Director Coexist Programmes for Coexist House. He is also Executive Producer for TBI Media and a freelance consultant. He was formerly Head of Religion at the BBC having worked for the corporation for 23 years. He is married with three children and lives in Cheshire.

Mike O’Connell

Mike lives and works on the fringe of the mainstream. He has worked predominantly in the voluntary sector both in psychology, and in international development. He is interested in people, and cares about the effect of current political, social and economic trends on their well-being.

Rosemary Watson

Rosemary has worked in the voluntary sector in the fields of adult literacy, hospice care, domestic abuse, bereavement and latterly with asylum-seeking people and refugees as co-ordinator of a drop-in advice centre at Slough Refugee Support. She also has grant assessment experience through a spell working for the FC Scott Charitable Trust in Cumbria and Lancashire, and through current work for a major national grant-giving charity. She lives in Cambridge, and is a member of the Memorial Unitarian Church which belongs to a liberal Christian and Enlightenment tradition which welcomes the loving, critical and enquiring spirit.

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