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Meet this year's speakers

Raj Holness

Raj Holness is Founder and Director of Breaking the Silence, a leading organisation which helps those experiencing domestic abuse, forced marriages and human trafficking.
A celebrated public speaker and author, Raj has won many awards including Midland Regional Inspiring Leader HSBC Forward Ladies 2017, Asian Business Awards' Community Champion 2016 and West Midlands Most Inspirational Woman 2015.
Following her escape from 20 years of domestic abuse - and despite the fact that her abusers vowed to find and kill her - Raj finally found the courage to break free and founded the social enterprise, Breaking the Silence.

Mhari McLintock

Mhari McLintock has been a minister in the United Reformed Church for five years, having previously worked at Coventry Cathedral, in the Schools Team, and as a Prison Chaplain, as well as having worked in the field of Homelessness and Chaplaincy. She is married to Hugh and has two children. Mhari is currently working as the URC West Midlands Synod Advocate for Dementia Friendly Church. She has a blog at

Kate Patterson

Kate Patterson is a writer and speaker. She has written The Promise of Blessings, described by Canon J. John as ‘not just a book on blessings’ and by Eddie Lyle as ‘compulsory reading for those who want to be blessed to be a blessing.’ Kate is passionate about helping people encounter the God who changes lives.

Helen Azer

Helen was born in England but grew up in Egypt where she lived for the first sixteen years of her life. She is the UK Director of Heartcry for Change and has been part of the itinerant ministry team for over ten years.
Helen is the co-author of Release My Frozen Assets: a look at the role of women in the church published by Heartcry for Change.

Caroline Phelps

Caroline is member of Trinity Church Cheltenham, where she is part on the preaching team, the PCC and serves in Mercy Ministries, which is an ever increasing passion of hers. She is the sole (widowed) parent of three beautiful and energetic girls. Caroline also works in a busy acute hospital as a Clinical Lead Therapist managing a team of Occupational Therapists & Physiotherapists. She loves people, books, good red wine and a bit of
sparkle, which is never in short supply in her house of four girls!

Join us on Streams evenings for

7.15pm Coffee
7.45pm Worship & Teaching
9.30pm Finish