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 We are super excited to announce our speakers, including Nona Jones, Head of Global Faith-Based Partnerships at Facebook.

Ali is married to Lisa and they have two daughters, Hannah and Ellie. Ali runs “The Resource” as a youth and children’s ministry consultant. He has 30+ years experience in children’s, youth and family ministry. The Resource has a focus on equipping churches and faith-based organisations through training, mentoring, event support, consultancy and ministry tools that will empower those working with children and young people. Ali is particularly passionate about intergenerational ministry and encouraging the whole people to God to serve alongside each other.

Youth and Children's Ministry Consultant, The Resource

Ali Campbell

Conference talk:

Intergenerational Communities Online

Emma Sijuwade is the founder and senior social accounts manager at Socibelle, a creative Social Media Agency that helps churches and businesses build their social media presence. She has worked on high profile social media campaigns for; the Archbishop of Canterbury, Lambeth Palace, New Wine Church, One Voice and more. Emma previously worked at Premier Christian Communications, where she was responsible for implementing organic social media marketing campaigns for the organisation and their sales team. In her spare time she enjoys music, travelling, photography, food and meeting new people!

Founder, Socibelle

Emma Sijuwade

Conference talk:

Understand the Digital World

Steve is the founder and Chief Executive of Iconic Digital. He is widely recognised as a lead practitioner in the fields of digital marketing and Search Engine Optimisation having gained international recognition through his publications.

Steve is also the lead digital advisor to a number of government departments and consults for several leading international brands on the future of digital marketing. He is listed in the Future50 Digital Entrepreneurs and holds two gold medallions for Best in Search and Best in Social in the National Industry Awards 2016. Steve was also awarded Outstanding Entrepreneur in the Global Business Excellence Awards in 2017 and Entrepreneur of the Year in the Best Business Awards 2017.

Over the last 10 years, Steve has continued to be focused on several charity projects, primarily through his charity Crown Global, of which he is the President. As part of this, Steve is the Pastor of Crown Family Church, a thriving contemporary church in Banstead, UK.

Chief Executive, Iconic Digital

Steve Pailthorpe

Conference talk:

Rank higher on Google

Ben Elliott is Head of Innovation at CPO (Christian Publishing & Outreach), who have been supporting churches with their communications for over 60 years. He is passionate about helping churches communicate Jesus to their communities through existing and emerging communication streams.
Ben is the founder of The Church Comms Collective, a group which facilitates greater peer to peer support for church communicators across the UK. He lives with his wife and sons in Sheffield, where he is Creative Leader at his church, The Well.

Head of Innovation, Christian Publishing & Outreach

Ben Elliott

Conference talk:

Build a community online

Nick is the Principal Consultant and owner at Loveable, a strategic marketing consultancy that transforms the fortunes of brands of all shapes and sizes. Nick is a bit of a ‘swiss-army knife’ marketer, with deep expertise in Customer Engagement and Performance Marketing. He serves as an Assistant Pastor at The Well (Camberwell). He is married to his best friend, Debbie and they have two kids Abi & Zac.

Founder, Loveable

Nick Myers

Conference talk:

Increase email impact

We are Josh and Peter.

A couple of guys passionate about the Church and seeing design and creativity coming from the church with excellence, reaching communities and transforming lives. Josh has a background in Graphic & Web Design and Peter with Events and Online Marketing.

We have come together to equip churches and ministries in the Digital Age and promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ, by offering social media training, marketing consultancy and digital services.

Digital Church Toolkit

Peter Murden & Josh Stannard

Conference talk:

Communicating Church in a Digital Culture

For the last three years Lee has been a Helpline Practitioner at thirtyone:eight, the UK's only Independent Christian safeguarding charity, where he responds to calls to their safeguarding helpline on anything from safeguarding policy to complex cases of abuse. Alongside this, Lee has continued to serve as a church pastor for over 15 years. Prior to this role Lee worked in secondary schools supporting families and students presenting challenging behaviour where part of his work focused on research into the attitudes of young people to risky behaviour, including online risks. He is married and has a daughter, age 11, so the challenge of keeping young people safe online is a personal as well as a professional subject.

Helpline Practitioner, Thirtyone:eight

Lee Carmichael

Conference talk:

Keeping young people safe online

Before embarking on doctoral studies I undertook both a Master of Theology from London School of Theology and a Master of Science in Sociology from the London School of Economics, since I was keen to obtain tools to engage in truly inter-disciplinary work. In between these programmes – and during the final years of the Sri Lankan civil war – I worked as Lecturer and MA Course Leader at the Colombo Theological Seminary.

Over the last few years I have been involved in setting up Hönö Connects, an international network of academics, activists, politicians and journalists seeking to respond to the growing influence of the far right and right wing populism in Europe.

Director of the MA in Digital Theology , St John's College

Jonas Kurlberg

Conference talk:

Social Media and Millennials

I am many things; a wife, mother, Chartered Marketer and accomplished business person with over a decade of experience helping businesses develop successful marketing strategies and strong brands.

After 10 years climbing the corporate ladder, including 4 years as UK Head of Marketing for one of the world's leading web hosting providers 1and1 Internet Ltd., I decided to stop climbing. instead I wanted to take everything I've learnt to date and build a business of my own - perhaps you can relate! I loved my corporate career, I just always knew it was training ground for the businesses I would one day build.

I still provide consultancy services to the corporate world but now I also get to work with solopreneurs, microbusinesses and SMBs of many types. I love the variety and the fact that I get to support some incredible visionaries at various stages of their journey, for me that's an honour.

If you've spent any time on this website you'll know that my business is essentially to help you build your business.

I don't believe anyone ever achieves greatness on their own, we all have a little help along the way, and through the services that I provide at KDM I aim to be one of those helping hands.

Founder, Katrina Douglas Marketing

Katrina Douglas

Conference talk:

Reach people on social media

Kevin Bennett has been at Premier since 2006 and currently works as Chief Operating Officer (Marketing, Digital & Technology). He is responsible for both the organisation's digital presence and marketing activity. Kevin's love of digital was birthed in the white heat of the 1980's home computing revolution.


Chief Operating Officer, Premier

Kevin Bennett

Conference talk:

Facebook Ads: Getting a result without spending a fortune

Vicky Walker is a writer and speaker, among other things. She writes about life, arts and culture, faith, and awkward moments in the form of books, articles, stories, and more, and she tweets a lot. Her latest book is 'Relatable: Exploring God, Love and Connection in the Age of Choice' and looks at how dating and relationships are changing


Vicky Walker

Conference talk:

Dating, digital and doing it right

Content specialist in technology communications, which includes work for clients spanning smart technology, enterprise IT services and clean technology. These include GE, Orange Business Services and Samsung Electronics. Experienced Writer with a demonstrated history of working in the public relations and communications industry. Skilled in Digital Strategy, News Writing, Editing, and Journalism. Strong media and communication professional with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) focused in Journalism from University of Central Lancashire.

Senior Copywriter, Edelman

Jermaine Dallas

Conference talk:

Copywriting: from good to great

David is the Head of Media at New Wine. Spends most of his time on innovative ways of enhancing New Wine's media outreach, as well as managing the media team and various media projects/productions both within and outside New Wine Church including the television and radio broadcast, TV Commercials, digital media and more.

Head of Media, New Wine Church

David Adabale

Conference talk:

Stream your church services

Andy Robertson is a journalist specialising in video games and faith. He writes for the Guardian, Forbes and appears on BBC and ITV. He is running a communion service in Exeter Cathedral this year incorporating video games as a central element of the worship.


Andy Robertson

Conference talk:

Gaming and God

Dr Pete Phillips is Research Fellow in Digital Theology at Durham University & Head of Digital Theology at Premier Media in London. His research focuses around the impact of digital culture on theology and on contemporary religious practice. Pete has written books on the Bible and Discipleship, the Bible and Social Media, and contributes regularly to Premier Digital’s blog. Pete is a Methodist minister, married to Theresa with three grown up children and an adorable but grumpy old dog called Grace!


Digital Theology, Premier

Pete Phillips

Conference talk:

Digital Devices and Faithful Living

James is the Digital Ministry Developer for Globe Church and leads the organisation of the annual UK Code for the Kingdom Hackathon.


Kingdom Code

James Doc

Conference talk:

Rebuilding your website

James has been at LEGO for just over a year after a career in digital marketing agencies which can be generally be summed up as putting things on the internet for money. JP has been known on occasion to offer life advice, spiritual musings, poetry and random thoughts on what technology is doing to our humanity on the web through whatever transient media seemed popular at the time


CEO, Vixen Labs

James Poulter

Conference talk:

Voice 101: Getting started with Voice

Claire is experienced Social Media Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in a range of industries; including small businesses, entrepreneurs, charities and religious institutions. She is formerly Head of Social Media for Holy Trinity Brompton and is skilled in social media marketing, content creation and creative strategy.


Consultant, Claire Durrant Digital

Claire Durrant

Conference talk:

Think like Facebook

Redina is the founder of Christian Fundraising Consultancy – a Christian consulting group based in the UK and serving ministries across the UK, Northern Ireland and Europe. She started her journey as a fundraiser in
1998 when she was awarded a grant from the Whitefield Institute in Oxford to conducted the first nationwide research on giving trends and attitudes of UK Christians.

From 1998 – 2003 Redina served as a Stewardship Education consultant for Stewardship Services (now Stewardship). She was responsible for developing stewardship training resources for local churches and for putting together the programme and the promotional efforts for three annual M:Power – stewardship and fundraising conferences for church and ministry leaders in the UK.

Since 2003, through training, research and consulting Redina has helped hundreds of fundraisers and marketers in Christian charities across the UK, Europe and Australia to launch successful fundraising campaigns and to reach their funding goals.

She enjoys working with sole fundraisers or members of large teams, helping them to set marketing and fundraising goals and choose the right strategies systems and media channels to accomplish them.

Redina lives in Colchester, UK but is often travelling to Europe and further afield offering training and coaching to ministry leaders and fundraisers.

Principal Consultant, Christian Fundraising Consultancy

Redina Kolaneci

Conference talk:

Make digital fundraising work for you

Darren Parker is the Online Pastor for Everyday Church Online. An online church launched in 2015 that now welcomes over 12,000 people from around the world to its services each week. He has a passion for people, systems, and the processes to make the church available to those who are unable to enter a church building and to equip churches to take the Gospel beyond their local community.

Online Pastor, Everyday Church

Darren Parker

Conference talk:

Create an Online Church

Stephanie Gauld (Head of Digital) heads up digital strategy and product at Wonderborn. Prior to this, she headed up digital strategy for EMMY award-winning children's property, Bing. Steph previously worked at Egmont as Digital Publisher, developing new IP and stand-alone digital products, including a no 1 app in 28 markets, and at Disney where she set up the EMEA virtual worlds team, including launching the leading virtual world Club Penguin in Europe.

Head of Digital, Wonder Born Studios

Stephanie Gauld

Conference talk:

Faith in Children's Media?

Joanne Cox-Darling is a Presbyter with a mission and evangelism specialism. She is keen to encourage people to notice where God is at work in their daily lives. She is a passionate communicator, and offers creativity and innovation into the teams she is part of. Joanne is the Chair of the Christian Enquires Agency ( ), and serves the Southlands Methodist Church at the University of Roehampton. Most recently, Joanne has undertaken a beginner's photography course, and has rediscovered both a love of learning, and the impact of powerful imagery to host conversation and debate. Joanne is married to Australian-born Jayson, and they have a child who is discovering the world one adventure at a time.

Minister, Trinity Methodist Church

Revd Dr Joanne Cox-Darling

Conference talk:

Digital Theology: The Big C

Digital Marketing, Premier

Coordinated by Charlotte Neale

Conference talk:

One to One Help

Molly has over ten years’ experience in charity marketing. She won CharityComms ‘Inspirational Communicator’ award for her role leading The Trussell Trust’s PR and Marketing team as it grew from a network of 17 to 425 UK foodbanks. From utilising the global reach of BBC digital platforms, to creating music videos against trafficking, in her current role at IJM UK Molly is passionate about embracing the power of digital to ‘end slavery in our lifetime’.

Director of Marketing and External Affairs, International Justice Mission UK

Molly Hodson

Conference talk:

Change the world

Andrew has created exclusive content for a range of entertainment platforms, which includes over 400 radio stations and 6 TV channels, 100 Apps, 60 content management systems, 50 websites, and produced over 1200 live major broadcasting events with a range of content for more than 150 top personalities and 400 music acts.

He has worked with many household names including Ricky Gervais,Zane Lowe, Christian O'connell, Lauren Laverne, Shaun Keaveny, Russell Brand, Dermot O'leary, Jimmy Carr, Zoe Ball..amongst others.

Musical acts andrew has worked with include Radiohead, Coldplay, Elbow, Kings Of Leon, Muse, U2, Gavin James, Jack Savoretti, Oasis, Blur, The Verve, Rem, Snow Patrol, Paul Kelly, Take That, John Butler Trio, George Michael, Foo Fighters, Queens Of Stone Age, Beverly Knight, Raye, Wretch 32, Maverick Sabre And Many More

Content , digital and media specialist

Andrew Phillips

Conference talk:

Podcasting Workshop

Ben Elliott is Head of Innovation at CPO (Christian Publishing & Outreach), who have been supporting churches with their communications for over 60 years. He is passionate about helping churches communicate Jesus to their communities through existing and emerging communication streams.
Ben is the founder of The Church Comms Collective, a group which facilitates greater peer to peer support for church communicators across the UK. He lives with his wife and sons in Sheffield, where he is Creative Leader at his church, The Well.

Head of Innovation, Christian Publishing & Outreach

Ben Elliott

Conference talk:

Developing your Church Comms Strategy

Joseph the Dreamer is a film director and youtuber who has recently moved from London to the Brighton area.
As a teenager he was a dancer and ended up on movie sets and now focuses on personal projects, big dreams and his intimate relationship with his best friend; Jesus.

Film Director & Youtuber

Joseph the Dreamer

Conference talk:

Under the influence?

Amaris Cole is the senior digital communication manager at the Church of England, working in the award-winning digital team. She is responsible for implementing digital evangelism, discipleship and communication strategies for the Church of England and its institutions, through national campaigns and the church-finder website Amaris also leads the national digital training for churches on social media and websites, helping them use their digital presence strategically for evangelism and discipleship.


Senior Digital Communications Manager at the Church of England

Amaris Cole

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Nona Jones is a rare combination of preacher, author, business executive, entrepreneur, media personality and worship leader. In her day job she serves as the Head of Global Faith-Based Partnerships at Facebook where she leads the company's work with faith-based organizations around the world. She is also CEO of eChurch Partners and is set to release her memoir, 'Success from the Inside Out', with Zondervan Publishers in 2020. Her memoir chronicles her unlikely story of success after a childhood filled with physical and sexual abuse between the ages of 5 and 11.
Since being licensed into the gospel ministry at the age of 17, Nona has preached around the world. As a business executive and entrepreneur, she has been profiled by ESSENCE Magazine as an 'Under 40 Woman to Watch' and Florida Trend Magazine as one of Florida's '30-Something All Stars. She has also been featured on TBN, CBN News and The Word Network. She holds a Bachelor in Communications and Master of Business Administration from the University of Florida where she has been recognised as an Outstanding Young Alumnus and she has completed graduate studies at the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation.
She is a graduate of Leadership Florida and the Presidential Leadership Scholars Program, a joint initiative of President George W. Bush and President Bill Clinton. She also holds memberships in The Links, Incorporated and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She and her husband, Pastor Tim, lead Open Door Ministries in Gainesville, FL and are the proud parents of two boys, Timothy, Jr. (9) and Isaac (6), and Goldendoodle girl Shiloh (2).

Head of Global Faith-Based Partnerships, Facebook

Nona Jones

Conference talk:

From Social Media to Social Ministry

Originally from Australia, Glen has lived in the UK for more than half his life. He was curate at All Soul's Church, Eastbourne, where he and his family still worship. Since 2010 though Glen has been working as an Evangelist here at Speak Life and in August 2014 he became the Director.

Glen is passionate about people meeting Christ and equipping Christians to share their faith. He's often found speaking at Churches and Universities, in the studio producing online media or in his office, writing books and other evangelistic material. Glen is married to Emma, and they have a daughter, Ruby.

Evangelist, Author & Minister, Speak Life

Glen Scrivener

Conference talk:

Evangelism: Breaking through

Tanya Marlow is a writer, broadcaster and the author of Those Who Wait, using compelling storytelling ('narratio divina') to explore the Bible's theme of living with uncertainty. Until she became ill, she was a lecturer in biblical theology for preaching. Now her work is informed by her experience of being in bed 21 hours a day with severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and she focuses on the theology and experience of chronic suffering. She campaigns online for disability rights and medical equality for ME patients. Follow her via her website and receive a free book. Twitter: @Tanya_Marlow

Writer, Broadcaster & Author

Tanya Marlow

Conference talk:

Digital and ME

Medical Director of Family Mental Wealth and author of 'Life Hurts: a doctor's personal journey through anorexia'.

Medical Director , Family Mental Wealth

Dr Elizabeth McNaught

Conference talk:

Friend or Foe? Digital and Mental Health

Richard is Head of Accessibility for Government at GDS (Government Digital Service) as part of the accessibility team. He focuses on building accessibility capability of government and the wider public sector through Accessibility Empathy Lab sessions, clinics, training and testing, and the cross government accessibility community.


Head of Accessibility for Government, Government Digital Service

Richard Morton

Conference talk:

Open to all

Kiera works for Archbishop Justin Welby in his Reconciliation ministry, where she is the Director of the Reconciling Leaders Network. Mobilising a generation to live out their calling as peacemakers and reconcilers, for a just and flourishing society. Kiera regularly broadcasts on BBC Radio 2 as a Pause for Thought contributor for Vanessa Feltz and previously Dermot O’Leary. Before this she led Tearfund’s engagement with young people, pioneering a lifestyle response to global poverty. Kiera and her husband live in London, where they are raising a young family, she is passionate about the role of the church and inspiring a young generation. She tweets @kieraphyo.

Director, Reconciling Leaders Network, Archbishop Justin Welby

Kiera Phyo

Conference talk:

Digital Peacemakers

A content, digital, and media specialist to brands and artists across all platforms and music apps.
Based in London, UK with international experience in Europe, Dubai, Africa, Australia, Asia and USA.
Increasing user numbers, commercial returns and winning awards for projects in apps, games, music, websites, radio and TV.

Content, Digital Media Specialist

Andrew Phillips

Conference talk:

Impacting Culture

Tobi Rachel Akingbade is a journalist and social media manager, who has managed the social media accounts from national newspapers like the Evening Standard and Metro. She has started and organically nurtured multiple accounts for smaller businesses and organisations too and has used Instagram stories to convert audiences to content and web destinations.

Journalist and Social media manager

Tobi Rachel Akingbade

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Dr Bex Lewis is passionate about helping people engage with the digital world in a positive way, where she has more than 20 years’ experience. She is Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University and Visiting Research Fellow at St John’s College, Durham University, with a particular interest in digital culture, persuasion and attitudinal change.


Lecturer and Author

Dr Bex Lewis

Conference talk:

Digital Theology: The Big C

Jillian leads on IJM UK’s digital engagement and delivers its marketing campaigns. With a background in digital content – from social media, to videography and photography – Jillian has worked with a range of businesses and charities, from UNESCO to JapanTravel. Her innovative approach has seen her win awards, including the Deutsche Bank Award for Creative Enterprise.

Marketing Communications Manager, International Justice Mission UK

Jillian Fosten

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