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Claire Turner is currently the Vicar at St Chad’s, Rubery. Her background is within the arts – before ordination she was the Curator of Education and Interpretation at Ikon Gallery, where she developed and managed the interpretative programme which included writing text, facilitating tours and managing outreach projects. Bringing her Christian ministry and secular experience together, she wrote an MA thesis entitled, “Remembering, Waiting, Imagining: An exploration into the gallery educator’s process of mediation and its potential application within the context of Christian worship” which was shortlisted for the 2013 BIAPT Prize.

Paul Hess is a Chaplain and teacher of Divinity at Eton College and a part-time PhD student at the University of Birmingham and Queen’s. His theological interests are shaped by his South African roots and his thesis is attempting to develop a critical Ubuntu theology. He argues that it is only a rigorously interrogated Ubuntu that can transcend western individualism without falling prey to the dangers of collectivism.

Deborah Caulk, originally from the USA, is a probationary presbyter with the British Methodist Church. Previously she was a religious news writer and editor for twenty years, as well as a local news sports reporter. She also taught adult night classes, with particular interest in teaching English language and literature to immigrant women and women who had been incarcerated. In 2013 she completed a Master of Divinity degree at Methodist Theological School in Ohio, specializing in Methodist history and theology, and received the national Hoyt Hickman-Order of St Luke Award for scholarship in the study of liturgy and leadership of Christian worship. Her doctoral research is in the field of Methodist historical theology, focusing on the work of Agnes Collinson Bulmer (1775-1836).