Meet the team

Across everything we do, we always seek to have a wide range of contributors, which includes the Parenting for Faith team.

Parenting for Faith is part of The Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF). The BRF staff team works - often 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 whilst Annie is on maternity leave 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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Annie Willmot (currently on maternity leave)

Annie Willmot (maternity leave)

Annie is the National Parenting for Faith Coordinator, but is currently on maternity leave, enjoying life with her two young sons.

Prior to joining the Parenting for Faith team in September 2016, Annie was a children and families pastor. She studied social work at university and has worked with unemployed young people, among other jobs. 

Annie lives in Berkshire and is married to Pete, who’s a worship pastor. Her claim to fame is that, as a kid, she was once on Crimewatch as an extra in a reconstruction. She now lives far less glamorously and spends most of her spare time building train tracks or chasing her energetic toddler around the park.

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