Teaching & Training Speakers

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.

Pippa Cramer

Pippa Cramer is Pastoral Care and Seniors Coordinator at Holy Trinity Church, Claygate in Surrey. She is an Occupational Therapist by training and worked for many years in the NHS specializing in neuro-rehabilitation and care of the elderly.

Louise Morse

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 heads up Media and External relations activity for Pilgrim’s Friend Society.

Professor Keith Brown

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 Marshall

Jeremy Marshall was CEO of the UK’s oldest private bank, C Hoare and Co when he was diagnosed with incurable cancer in 2015. Given a short time to live, he has found many opportunities in between ongoing treatment to share his faith with many people in homes, churches, universities, schools and even football stadia. His new book “Beyond the Big C” is published by 10ofthose and 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.

Debs Fidler

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 also coordinates an inter-church befriending service.

David Field

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.

Dave Fenton

Dave is a former trustee of the Keswick Convention who served in various ways 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.

Carl Knightly

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.

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