Category: 2020 Speakers

Jimmy Dale

Jimmy is the National Youth Evangelism Officer for the Church of England.

He responsible for promoting and resourcing youth evangelism across the country.

Jimmy is based in London and is married to Sarah. As well as being passionate about youth ministry and evangelism, he is a keen spurs fan, a running enthusiast, and a passionate advocate of Apple products

Dr Bev Botting

Dr Bev Botting
Dr Bev Botting

Dr Bev Botting was appointed Head of Research and Statistics for the Archbishops’ Council on 13 February 2012. She joined the Church of England’s research team from the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), where she had been Survey Outreach Officer for two and a half years, heading a survey research training programme for postgraduates and early career researchers.

Prior to that, Dr Botting was for a long time a statistician at the Office for National Statistics, variously majoring on child health studies, advising on the use of data for medical research, and leading on financial national social surveys.

Bev is a highly experienced and enthusiastic senior research manager and statistician with extensive project and staff management skills. She provides expert advice on record linkage and use of large national databases and is a published author and editor with experience of TV and radio interviews.

Jonathan Cox

Jonathan Cox is Deputy Director Citizen UK and Lead Organiser for Citizens Cymru Wales
Jonathan Cox

Jonathan began his organising career as Coordinator for the Independent Asylum Commission, which culminated in a nationwide campaign to end the detention of children for immigration purposes.

Alongside UK-wide work on migration, he has built alliances in Wandsworth and most recently in Wales, where he now lives with his wife and two children.

Jonathan holds a BA in History and Politics from the University of Durham and an MA in Community Organising from Queen Mary, University of London, where he co-led a Postgraduate Certificate in Community Organising course. He is an Associate Lecturer at Newman University, Birmingham, who now accredit Citizens UK’s training.

Jonathan previously worked in Westminster as a Researcher to an MP and Government Minister, and then as Parliamentary Officer for a leading refugee charity.

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The Rt Revd Martin Seeley: Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich

Bishop Martin Seeley

The Right Reverend Martin Seeley read Geography and then Theology at Jesus College, Cambridge, before a year at Ripon College, Cuddesdon.  He was awarded the English Fellowship at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, and continued his ministerial training there.

He served his title at the parish of Bottesford with Ashby, Scunthorpe in Lincoln Diocese from 1978 to 1980.

He then returned to New York City where he served as curate at the Church of the Epiphany and Assistant Director of Trinity Institute, Trinity Wall Street, from 1980 to 1985. Then from 1985 to 1990 he was Executive Director of the Thompson Center, an ecumenical lay and clergy education programme in St Louis, Missouri.

He returned to England in 1990, and until 1996 was a Selection Secretary at the Advisory Board of Ministry, and Secretary for Continuing Ministerial Education.

From 1996 to 2006 he was Vicar of the Isle of Dogs, Tower Hamlets in the Diocese of London.

Since 2006 he was Principal of Westcott House, Cambridge and from 2008, Honorary Canon at Ely Cathedral. He has also served as President of the Cambridge Theological Federation.

He is married to the Reverend Jutta Brueck, Priest in Charge of St Thomas’ Ipswich, and they have two children, Anna, 16 and Luke, 13. He is a keen and able cook, and a keen but less able saxophonist.