Dave Richards has been at St Paul’s and St George’s Church in Edinburgh since 1996. As Rector of P’s and G’s, Dave’s main responsibilities are leading the church and staff team, preaching and evangelism. He also serves on the UK Council of the Evangelical Alliance and the EA’s Scottish Executive. He chairs the Alpha Scotland board, is on the board of World Vision UK and served on the board for LICC for 7 years. Prior to being ordained in the Anglican church, he worked for UCCF and as an evangelist.
Dave is married to Cathy and they have three children; Joshua, Nathan and Iona.
Jago is married to Susannah and they have four children: Daisy (11), Boaz (10), Hope (3) and Theo (1). He is the Rector of Holy Trinity Clapham (www.holytrinityclapham.org), a church with a famous past and an exciting future. Formerly a minister at both All Souls Langham Place and Holy Trinity Brompton, Jago is the author of two books: Working without Wilting and 100% Christianity. Before working for a church, Jago was a strategy consultant with Accenture where his role included working with the World Economic Forum and 10 Downing Street. Jago has a passion to help people connect their faith in Jesus to their day to day lives.
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The Revd Dr Heather Morris trained as a Speech Therapist before offering for the Methodist ministry in 1987. She served in Belfast Central Mission and Dundonald and in 2004 was appointed to develop the new role of Director of Ministry at Edgehill Theological College. She now serves as General Secretary of the Home Mission Department of the Methodist Church and is based in Dublin. Her PhD is in Practical theology and was obtained from the University of Edinburgh.
Heather was the first female to be elected to the role of President of the Methodist Church in Ireland and took up this office in June 2013. She is married to Neil, who is a Chartered Accountant. She enjoys walking, baking and films. They have two adult sons, Peter, who is married to Faith and David who is studying in St Andrews.
Ryan is the Worship Pastor of CFC Belfast and coordinates Worship Central Ireland & N.Ireland. He has currently written and released two albums, Refuge and Breakthrough. He is married to Erin, and they have two children, Reuben and Eva.
Jonathan is Creative Director of New Irish Arts, a dynamic organisation which presents Christianity through the Arts. The New Irish Choir and Orchestra and the New Irish Youth Choir typically participate in around 30 events per year, often in partnerships with churches and charities. They also appear frequently on BBC and RTÉ radio and television. Jonathan’s passion for encouraging people to worship God works is worked out through many different roles – conducting, producing albums, writing, contributing to programmes like Thought for the Day and providing training for local church musicians. He is delighted to be returning to New Horizon to serve this year, not least because the event has played an important role in his own spiritual journey on several occasions over the years.
Suzanne is married to Alistair and mum to Evie (16) and Luke (12). She has been part of the music ministry in Glenabbey Church for over 20 years and has been involved in different roles within New Irish Arts for around the same length of time. Her working week includes plenty of variety as piano tutor, accompanist and interior design assistant. Other passions include Liverpool Football Club and all things Paris!