I am so sad to inform you that I am stepping down as Mission Director and that the role is being made redundant. It is with mutual agreement between myself and the Trustees that this has happened.
I have found it increasingly hard to lead and direct BHCM having dealt with some very difficult management issues. The financial pressure of running the Mission has also played a part. As a result, over the last year my health has suffered and it is important for me to prioritise being well and looking after my family.
I have loved leading the BHCM. I have had the privilege of being part on some great changes. Over these last five years, I have completed the significant task of modernising the image of BHCM, bringing us firmly into the 21st century, with training courses now established for church members in each of our areas of activity, and three network forums to encourage others working in those different ministries. My aim has been to the redesign and restructure BHCM to see Kingdom growth. My passion and heart has always been to see Christian unity and the church built upon and strengthened, and we have come a long way in Brighton and Hove. My hope and prayer is that this unity will continue to go from strength to strength as we pray, eat, and reach this city together for Jesus as part of everyday church life.
I want to thank you all for your amazing love and support. I will greatly miss serving Brighton and Hove through the City Mission.