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Tim Chester appointed as new Chair of the Trustees

6 October 2017

Tim Chester

Keswick Ministries announces the appointment of Tim Chester as new Chairman of the Trustees. Tim Chester takes over from John Risbridger, who has served as the charity’s Chair since 2011. John is taking up a new role at the Evangelical Alliance.

Dr Tim Chester is the pastor of Grace Church, Boroughbridge, in North Yorkshire, and a faculty member of Crosslands Training ( He’s the author of over 40 books including two in the Keswick Foundations series, Mission Matters: Love Says Go and Bible Matters: Meeting God in His Word. He’s married with two daughters.

“It’s a genuine privilege to have been asked to chair Keswick Ministries and I look forward to supporting James Robson, our Ministry Director, as he leads the organisation. It’s an exciting time for the ministry as the vision of the Derwent Project begins to be realised. Becoming chair is also a rather daunting responsibility, especially when you remember those who have gone before; but we have a strong board, a great staff team and an even greater God!”