A Christian for over 40 years, Professor Keith Brown is the founding Director of the National Centre for Post Qualifying Social Work and Professional practice. Keith is a Faith in Later Life Ambassador and works regularly with Faith in Later Life, Jubilee Plus and Neighbourhood Prayer network. Keith has produced guidance for Christian organisations including ‘Supporting and Valuing Older People’, ‘Safeguarding Adults for the Church’, and ‘Preventing Stress and Burnout within Christian Ministry’. Keith is a member of Above Bar Church in Southampton.
Keith is currently the Chair of the Safeguarding Adults National Network and leads the National research into financial fraud and scams with the Chartered Trading Standards Institute and the National Scams team. He has researched and published widely in the area of Mental Capacity and its implications for professional practice. Keith is a regular commentator for the BBC on welfare issues, is a leading expert in his fields, and has written over 35 textbooks used as key texts by Health and Social Care Professionals.
Jeremy was CEO of the UK’s oldest private bank, C Hoare and Co, when he was diagnosed with incurable cancer in 2015. Given the short time to live, he has found many opportunities in between ongoing treatment to share his faith in homes, churches, universities, schools and even football stadia. His book ‘Beyond the Big C’, published by 10ofthose, is about hope in the face of death and is designed to give away to our non-Christian friends. He is chair of a number of Christian charities and recently was involved in acquiring a Christian bank, Kingdom Bank. Married to Jeanette he lives in Kent with three adult children.
Pippa is Pastoral Care and Seniors Minister at Holy Trinity Church, Claygate in Surrey as well as Co-founder of Daily Hope, free phone line set up at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic with the Church of England and Faith in Later Life. She is an Occupational Therapist by training and has worked for many years in the NHS specialising in neuro-rehabilitation and care of the elderly.
Louise is an author of leading books on dementia and old age and is a frequent contributor to Christian media. A Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, Louise also currently head up Media and External relations activity for Pilgrim’s Friend Society.
Rev Roger Hitchings
Roger has spent almost 50 years working with older people, with Age UK and then full-time pastoral ministry. Roger speaks and writes around how understanding Bible teaching should enhance the way we minister with people in their later years.
Carl leads ‘Faith in Later Life’, a national Christian charity seeking to provide a focal point for churches ministries with older people. Carl previously headed up communications activity for Pilgrim’s Friend Society and leads evangelism and outreach at his church.
Dave is a former trustee of Keswick Convention who served in various way including youth and programming. After a lifelong and continuing interest in youth ministry he is now working on ‘Active Retirement’ issues and is the ambassador for AfterWorkNet. He is married to Heather and serves as Honorary Associate Minister at Christ Church Winchester.
Debs is a church community worker in Greater Manchester and is passionate about the biblical role and value of older people. She is studying for a BA in Third Age Mission and Ministry and coordinates an inter-church befriending service.
David is a Christian counsellor/psychotherapist who, in the past, has served as a pastor, as a theological college lecturer, and in business. Over recent years he has worked extensively with those suffering from dementia and in bereavement support. He is married to Sue, has three adult daughters, and is a member at St Ebbe’s church in Oxford.