2 new appointments at CTE
Churches Together in England is delighted to announce two new appointments to its staff team, taking up posts at the beginning of June before Captain Jim Currin CA retires in July 2019.
Rev’d. Dr. Ben Aldous will be a full-time member of the team, with responsibility for Evangelism and Mission. Ben has been in Anglican ministry in Durban (2010–2013) and, most recently, Cape Town in South Africa (2013–2018) and has recently completed a doctorate at The University of Stellenbosch exploring an ethnographical study of Fresh Expressions in The Anglican Church of Southern Africa. Ben loves running, especially half marathons. He is a musician and plays electric bass and keyboards and is a fan of neo soul, jazz and funk. He is particularly interested in the wines of South Africa and has considerable experience in wine tasting!
Ben will be based in the West Country, where he grew up and worked as a youth minister (2001–2003), before missional work in Cambodia from 2004–2009 and is married to Sharon with four children.
Lucy Olofinjana has been appointed to a half-time post as Communications and Media Officer for Churches Together in England. She comes with experience in this area working for the Evangelical Alliance (2012–2019) leading a range of mission, unity and research projects to resource churches across the UK, including the evangelism website www.greatcommission.co.uk. She also previously worked for the Salvation Army in London and attended SOAS University. Most recently, Lucy has been on maternity leave and loves being a mum to ten-month old Iyanu. She is passionate about building multicultural communities and sharing stories from across the rich diversity of the Church. She also loves singing, baking and trips to the cinema. Lucy will be based in South East London where she lives with her husband Israel, minister of Woolwich Central Baptist.