Navigating Change Conference 2020

Start: 17th November 2020 10:00 am End: 18th November 2020 2:00 pm

“In essence, wellbeing is about being happy, healthy, socially connected, and purposeful, which means taking care of both body, spirit and mind. It is not simply the absence of illness and avoiding health issues. Not being ill is not enough. Instead of turning the dial from negative only to neutral, wellbeing is about maxing it towards the positive – both physically and mentally. It’s about being physically healthy, creating positive emotions and high engagement​.”  Dr Peggie Rothe Chief Insights & Research Officer, Leesman 

Each day 10.00am-2.00pm we have invited keynote speakers to bring insight and remedy to this growing issue for church leaders. 

In these uncertain times, join us to equip you and your teams. This year our theme is 'The Wellness Imperative' and we have some brilliant speakers to inspire you. 

Conference Hosts 

Geoff Bond & Ashley Cooper

Founder of Navigating Change, UK, Geoff has been involved in Learning and Development in the church for many years. He has a Masters in Theology and post graduate Diploma in Management Studies, as well as being a registered Social Worker. He is Chaplain to Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service, an Conservative Councillor and currently leading The Gathering, a new church plant.

Ashley is Principal of Cliff College, following his role as Senior Minister at Swan Bank Methodist Church and Superintendent of the Burslem Mission Circuit. Ashley founded ECG Conference in 2008, is an inspirational leader with vision and energy, and through his commitment to mission and evangelism has a passion to see lives transformed by the Gospel.,  He is Chaplain to Port Vale FC, and involved in leading The Gathering church plant. 


Piet Van Waarde

Piet  has 40 years of experience in pastoral ministry.  He is also the President of SideWalk, a business consulting company, committed to walking alongside leaders to help them maximize their organizational and personal effectiveness. Piet presently serves as the Executive Pastor of Group Life and Leadership Development at Shoreline Church in Austin, Texas

Michael Harvey

Michael has spoken to thousands of church leaders in his seminars on church growth and has to date seen 1 million Christians mobilised to invite, resulting in hundreds of thousands of accepted invitations. He is author of several books, the latest; Invitation to Heal, and, as an itinerant speaker, has a ministry across 17 countries and 5 continents.

Lorraine Mellor

Lorraine is very well known in the UK Methodist Church. She was President of Methodist Conference in 2017-18. Lorraine is Chair of Nottingham & Derby Methodist District. Prior to beginning her training for the Ministry, Loraine worked in the NHS for 24 years, was involved in neo-natal nursing during her career and was acting Director of Nursing and Contracts in the NHS.

Jessica Bond

Jessica is the Student Experience Coordinator for University students in the UK and Malaysia at the Chartered Management Institute.  She is the founder of Hopeful Travel a startup that brings people together to experience the profound connection between travel and personal growth with a mission to demonstrate travel as a key part of people’s wellbeing in deepening cultural awareness, challenging mental and physical fitness, and releasing fresh creativity. 

DATE: Tuesday 17 November 2020, (10:00-14.00) – Wednesday 18 November 2020, (10:00-14.00) GMT


Look forward to seeing you!