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Exploring who the younger members of our Church are today, using research from England and Wales
Stephen’s career has stretched across differently aged communities within the Church. He is the fundraising and communication director for the iconic Red Box of Missio and the Mill Hill Missionaries. He started his career in university chaplaincy before helping to establish Animate Youth Ministries in the diocese. For seven years he led CAFOD’s programme working with young people. He is a co-founding trustee of Million Minutes, and Vice-Chair of the Archbishop Romero Trust.
Dominika Kurek-Chomycz is Senior Lecturer in New Testament Studies at Liverpool Hope University. She is married to Taras, a Greek Catholic priest, and is a mother of two wonderful boys.
John Sullivan is Emeritus Professor (Christian Education) at Liverpool Hope University and a parishioner in Ainsdale. John has been married to Jean for 48 years., has four (adult) children and six grandchildren.
Philip Egan is Bishop of Portsmouth. He has served as hospital chaplain, parish priest, and Dean of Studies and Professor of Fundamental Theology at Oscott College. Bishop Philip is frequently asked to speak at theological symposia and at catechetical gatherings and he has regularly contributed to religious journals and magazines.
David McLoughlin has helped to train priests, deacons, ministers, and teachers for 30 years. He is a founder member of the Movement of Christian Workers. He has been President of the Catholic Theological Association of GB and Vice President of the European Association of Catholic Theology. He is now the Emeritus Fellow of Christian Theology at Newman University. He provides theological support for a number of charities and religious orders and movements.
Kate Wilkinson is a Theology Graduate from Heythrop College, London, who has worked in Youth Ministry for the last 10 years. She is currently school chaplain at All Hallows Catholic High School in Penwortham, Preston. She runs a blog and leads workshops and talks on the role of women in the Catholic Church today, inspired by St John Paul II's Letter to Women. Kate was the National President of the Young Christian Workers from 2017-2019 and currently a member of the Synod 2020 working party.
Peter McGrail is a priest of Liverpool Archdiocese, and is head of the Department of Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies at Liverpool Hope University.