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Speakers confirmed for the

2019 Retailers & Suppliers Retreat.



Paul KerensaPaul Kerensa - British Comedy Award-winning writer and comedian Paul Kerensa has written books, TV, radio and his own stand-up, including co-writing over 60 episodes of Lee Mack's sitcom Not Going Out, as well as co-writing Miranda Hart's sitcom Miranda and working with Chris Evans on TFI Friday and Top Gear. Hes also written for Michael Buble on his special Buble at the BBC and Claudia Winkleman on a number of BBC projects. Paul’s books include So a Comedian Walks Into a Church, which The Independent rated one of their top eight books for Christmas that year, plus the festive history

book Hark! The Biography of Christmas, which became an Amazon top 100 bestseller. Most recently hes published childrens books with SPCK including Noahs Car Park Ark and Moses & The Exodus Express, and a jokebook with BRF, What ARE They Doing Down There?


Andrew RobertsAndrew Roberts - writer, speaker and Methodist minister. Previously he was Fresh Expressions' Director of Training. He co-authored fresh! an introduction to fresh expressions and pioneer ministry (SCM 2013) before writing Holy Habits (Malcolm Down Publishing 2016) and editing the Holy Habits Resource series (BRF 2018). He achieved his five minutes of fame when he was the headline act in the first ever Clergy on the Catwalk CRE show which led to a short lived media career highlights of which included the BBC Game Show Get Your Own Back and a winning appearance on Trans World Sport when he took the flag in the first ever motor race exclusively for members of the Clergy. He loves all sport and despite that supports Aston Villa.





Patrick ReganPatrick Regan, OBE - Patrick is the CEO of a new charity, Kintsugi Hope, which exists to create safe and supportive spaces for people suffering with mental and emotional health issues. He is also the founder and president of urban youth work charity XLP.  Patrick has travelled to over thirty countries working with and on behalf of the poorest communities and is a regular contributor on radio and TV on issues of poverty and justice. He received the Mayor of London Peace Award for his valuable contribution towards peace and justice.  He is an Honorary Fellow of South Bank University for his contribution to peace, justice and wellbeing, a Fellow of the Centre for Social Justice and UK ambassador for Compassion. His most recent books are When Faith Gets Shaken published by Monarch and Honesty Over Silence published by CWR.

 

  


Krish KandiahKrish Kandiah - Krish is the Founding Director of Home for Good, a young charity seeking to make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable children. Together with his wife, Miriam he co-authored a catalytic book “Home for Good” which blends the story of God and addresses challenges of our times. He has a passion for engaging with contemporary culture theologically and is a prolific writer/blogger.  Krish has authored 12 books, his award winning publication ‘Paradoxology’, explores why Christianity was never meant to be simple. His latest book is called ‘God is Stranger’: what happens when God turns up?  Krish holds degrees in Chemistry, Missiology and Theology. His PhD is from Kings College London and he currently holds faculty positions at Lancaster Bible College, Regents College, Vancouver and Regents Park College, Oxford University.



Ben Dunnett 2017Benn Dunnett (sung worship leader) - Ben lives in Cornwall with his family and is married to Hannah and leads worship at St Kea Church in Truro and runs a community choir.  Prior to this he was Director of Worship at All Satins' Church in Worcester.  Until very recently he worked as a music teacher and as principal examiner for A level Music Technology. 













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