Mez McConnell is the senior pastor of Niddrie Community Church. He spent four years working with street children in Brazil and planted the Good News Church. He is the director of 20Schemes, a church planting and revitalization initiative in Scotland. Mez is married to Miriam and has two daughters, Keziah and Lydia.
Sharon has over 28 years experience working in the community primarily with families and people who have experienced or are at risk of homelessness. Sharon has two grown up children. Sharon worked with Niddrie Community Church as a Community Development Worker primarily responsible for the establishing and co-ordination of women’s ministry. In October 2012 her ministry role focused solely on 20schemes. Sharon Dickens is the Director of Women’s Ministry’s with 20schemes.
Ian was raised in the city and due to various circumstances lived in a number of its many council estates. Since becoming a Christian, he has worked in prison ministry and set up a charity for those affected by fatherlessness, SixtyEightFive. In August 2013, he and his wife Rachel planted New Life Church Middlesborough in their living room, which he now pastors.
Steve Timmis is CEO of Acts 29 and lives in Sheffield where he is the Senior Elder in The Crowded House. He is married to Janet and they have four children and 10 grandchildren. He lives in a house with four generations and a dog! He has co-authored a number of books as well as managing to write a couple all on his own.
Converted in Cambridge 1988. Former Deputy Head of Law Faculty University of Birmingham. One of Founding Pastors City Church Birmingham (1999) and Christchurch Market Harborough (2011). National Director FIEC 2010-present. Married to Urusla with 4 children aged 16-11.
Andy Prime is a graduate from Oak Hill College and was an Associate Pastor at Charlotte Chapel in Edinburgh from 2010. In September 2014, he left Charlotte Chapel to become a church planter with 20schemes in Gracemount, which launched in April 2016. Andy is married to Sarah and they have a 2 year old son called Reuben.