Ali Collins

My twenty year career in marketing has led me from a large PLC to a small private healthcare practice, via a marketing agency and working as a marketing consultant. I have a degree in Management and hold Chartered Marketer status with the Chartered Institute of Marketing. While working as Marketing Manager for a practice of psychiatrists and psychologists, I volunteered as a mentor with the Small Charities Coalition. They matched me with a Christian pregnancy advice charity and I enjoyed the experience so much I made the decision to leave my job and enrol in an MA in Charity Management.

I am nearing the end of the two year degree and have been actively looking for a trusteeship for the last six months. I considered applying for a few alternatives, but never did, until I came across the advert for Fegans. I really had the sense that this was something God had been preparing me for with my experience in marketing, mental health services and charity governance.

I live in Sevenoaks with my husband and three teenage children, although one of them is now at university. We belong to Hope Church and I am thrilled to be involved with a Christian organisation once more. I am really looking forward to contributing my skills and experience in marketing and management and working with such a dedicated team.

 

 

Judith Spence

I was born in Folkestone but grew up in South Africa. I’m married to Bryan and we returned to England in 1989 with our 3 children; our first 2 grandchildren are due to arrive within the next few months.  We attended Kingdom Faith Bible College and then worked for them in various capacities before starting our own ministry.  Our passion has always been to lead people into closer relationship with God, wherever they may be in this process.
I have been a trustee of a number of charities, a school governor, run a Youth Action Group, and am a Parish Councillor.  My hobbies include horse riding and spending time with my husband.  We are Directors of a rehabilitation centre for men challenged with homelessness due to an addictive lifestyle. One of the comments we often hear from our residents is that their addiction stems from various unresolved childhood issues.  When Helen Dobbin spoke to me about Fegans I prayed about whether to become a trustee; I believe that my involvement in Fegans is what God wants at this time.

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