We currently have seven regional Emmaus consultants. They are there to help you, so do get in touch with your local advisor. Emmaus consultants are able to offer advice, run conferences, speak at events and provide additional resources.
Born in Cardiff, South Wales, Alun spent most of his life doing missionary work in England before returning to his native Wales in 2003. Now a parish priest in the Brecon Beacons National Park, he is also Parish Development Adviser for the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon. He is married, with two adult children and is an experienced adult educator and trainer. Alun came across Emmaus when he was asked to manage the initial launch marketing of the programme in 1996, and still thinks it's the best thing in the marketplace. Mae e’n ddysgwr Cymraeg brwdfrydig.
Charles is a Methodist based in South Somerset and chairs the governing body of Cliff College, the Methodist Bible College. He has been heavily involved in leading Alpha and Emmaus courses, and with research at postgraduate level into the impact of both courses. Charles mostly advises on the main, evangelistic Emmaus module (Nurture) and on Youth Emmaus. He is happy to visit churches in the region for individual consultation or conference and workshop participation. He also provides a complimentary CD-ROM, which contains Emmaus course information and samplers as well as other evangelism resources.
Contact: 01460 78501, firstname.lastname@example.org
Area: South-west England
John is Director for Mission, Evangelism and Parish Development in Guildford diocese. He has run most parts of Emmaus and has been actively involved in introducing Emmaus to local congregations since it was first published. He is an experienced trainer for small group leadership.
Area: South East, particularly Surrey and Sussex.
Born in Preston, Lancashire, Cynthia also spent 27 years in Anglesey, North Wales. For the last 8 years she has been living in Leicestershire, where she did a second curacy in a parish just south of the city, and was then Rector of a benefice of 5 rural villages. She is now Vicar of a large rural parish on the edge of the Charnwood Forest. Cynthia first used the Emmaus course during her curacy as a confirmation/nurture/refresher course. She liked the general content and flexibility of the course and has experienced several groups who grew together in a very special way. Since then Cynthia has used Emmaus for Lent courses and home groups. She has found that whatever anyone wants a course on you can find a 'starter pack' somewhere within Emmaus and customize it to meet the needs of your group members.
John was born in Leicester and schooled in Cheltenham before studying at university in Leeds. He is now Canon Missioner in Wakefield Diocese, where Emmaus was born. John is married with three children, and four grandchildren. He is a fervent supporter of God, Emmaus, and Leeds United.
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Church Army Evangelist in the Diocese of Chelmsford and the Evangelism Adviser for the Colchester Episcopal Area (North Essex).
Area: Essex and the London Boroughs of Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Newham, Barking and Havering.
Ann was ordained in 1994 and has used all the Emmaus material in different ways in the parishes she has served in. Her last post was partly an education and training post in the deanery of Petersfield ( Portsmouth diocese) and so she was able to introduce Emmaus to varied congregations in the deanery. Currently she is Vicar of two small parishes on Hayling Island and is always willing to enthuse about and encourage people to use the Emmaus material as an aid to deepening faith both individually and corporately.
If there is no consultant in your area then please contact us at the national Emmaus office in London, by emailing email@example.com.