Meet the team

Rachel, Anna and Becky make up the Parenting for Faith staff team. We also have a speaking team, who you can book to come and lead training or speak at your event. 

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Parenting for Faith is part of The Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF). The BRF staff team works behind the scenes to make sure that Parenting for Faith is as effective as it can be.

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The staff team

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Rachel Turner

Rachel Turner

Rachel is the Parenting for Faith Pioneer at BRF. God gave her the vision for Parenting for Faith in 2005 in response to a need in her local church, and it has grown from there. 

She has worked in a variety of churches as a family life pastor, children's pastor and youth pastor since 2004. She consults, speaks at conferences and runs training days for parents and church leaders around the UK and Europe.

Rachel moved to the UK from Southern California in 2002 and now lives in Yorkshire with her husband and son. She once taught herself Irish Gaelic for three years for fun and is fascinated with obscure history. Her love language is new and beautiful stationery.

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Becky Sedgwick

Becky Sedgwick

Becky Sedgwick is the Local Parenting for Faith Coordinator and joined the Parenting for Faith team in April 2017.

Before this, she was a children and families' worker for nine years at St James’ Church, Devizes, where she ran Parenting for Faith courses. 

A long time ago, Becky got a degree in theology. Before St James’, she worked in all sorts of non-theological places – at the Bank of England, as a PA to a millionaire, in a small company’s sales office and then as an admin officer for a primary school.

She lives in Devizes with her daughter Hannah and an annoying small dog, Max. She spends her spare time playing at and coaching the wonderful Devizes Netball Club.

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Anna Hawken

Anna Hawken

Anna is the National Parenting for Faith Coordinator and joined the team in March 2018.

Before this, she was a Children's and Families' Minister in St Albans for six years, where she ran Parenting for Faith courses. Her messiest ministry moment was being turned into a snowman with multiple cans of shaving foam. 

She now lives in Milton Keynes with her composer husband Matt and their two small children. She cheats at life by living next door to her parents who provide an emergency storecupboard for her regular baking emergencies and extra entertainment for tired toddlers.

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The speaking team

You can book a member of our speaking team to come and deliver a workshop, seminar or other event. We will normally suggest the speaker geographically closest to you to minimise travel time and cost.

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Becki Chafe

Becki Chafe

Becki Chafe has been in children’s ministry for ten years and is currently the Children & Families Pastor at Christ Church, St Albans. Becki has a one year old daughter with her husband Ash and spends a lot of her time either at softplay or locked in the toilet trying to find ‘alone time’.

Sarah Hogben

Sarah Hogben

Sarah Hogben has been involved with Parenting for Faith since 2011. She is a mum to three children and leads the children’s work at Gateway church in York. Sarah loves board games, messy play and anything creative (as long as it doesn’t involve any artistic skill!).

Emma Olorenshaw

Emma Olorenshaw

Emma has been a Children and Families worker for the last five years, and has recently relocated to Maidenhead. She first met the Parenting for Faith team when she was a church intern, and has been a fan and champion of them ever since! In her spare time you'll usually find Emma reading, walking or spending time with friends and family - almost certainly with a cup of coffee in her hand.

Rhianne O'Rourke

Rhianne O'Rourke

Rhianne O'Rourke is a wife, and mum to three boys and is entering into the world of parenting a teenager. She has been a Children's Worker and is currently training to be a Pioneer Vicar. Rhianne is a big fan of all things Parenting For Faith, crafty and board gamey, and is most comfortable drinking a cup of tea with a comfy pair of slippers on. 

Lauren Sheath

Lauren Sheath

Lauren has been a Children’s Pastor and champion of Parenting for Faith for the past seven years. She is currently the Head of Kids at St Peter’s, Brighton (part of the HTB Network), having previously worked in churches in SW London and Los Angeles.