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St Ethelburga’s Reboot: Our new staff members, website, logo and strategic plan

At the beginning of 2017, St Ethelburga’s is welcoming a number of new and exciting changes!

Our new three year strategic plan

These are challenging times and the work of St Ethelburga’s has never been more needed. As an organisation we are more active than ever. Building on our strengths and assets, over the next three years we will:

  • Focus on responding to the needs of refugees and the growing community tensions in the UK
  • Share the wealth of tools, approaches and stories the last three years of project work have generated on a much wider scale, using a variety of scaling up mechanisms.
  • Influence more widely by distilling our key messages, multiplying our communication channels and reaching decision makers and influencers.
  • Leverage our growing community of talented and passionate young multifaith leaders to deliver innovative peacebuilding projects around the world, in our name.
  • Grow earned income for greater self-sufficiency and broaden our funding base.

Launching our beautiful new logo and redesigned website

We are absolutely delighted to be launching our new website and logo designed by Simeon Rowsell and the team at FX Digital. Our new logo beautifully reflects the value of interconnectedness that underlies all of our work. Our website redesign provides St Ethelburga’s with a more aesthetic, accessible digital space with a more inter-generational feel. A big thank you to Simeon Rowsell, Tom Smith and Matt Duhig for being so much fun to work with over the past six months, and for doing such a wonderful job.

Welcome to our new staff members, Adam, Claire and Nick

We are delighted to welcome Adam Zorgani, who recently joined St Ethelburga’s as our Office Manager. Originally from Newcastle, Adam graduated from Durham university with an MA in International Relationship and spent several years working in the civil service. He is delighted to be joining an organization that addresses current needs, such as the urgent need to support refugees, as well as future challenges through working with young leaders. Adam will also be supporting St Ethelburga’s fundraising work, reaching out to new potential Guardians and Guardian Angels as regular donors.

Additionally, we welcome Claire Chou Doran, who joined us in January as our Development Manager. Originally from California, Claire has ten years of experience working in highly diverse, multicultural communities providing mediation and conflict transformation. She studied Peace and Conflict Studies at UC Berkeley (BA) and International Christian University (MA, hons). Through strengthening St Ethelburga’s learning and development processes, Claire will be amplifying the impact of our work through developing and sharing our tools on wider platforms.
Nick Hennell-Foley will be supporting Tarot and looking after our venue hire as a part time position. Nick has just completed a masters in music composition and brings strong technical and practical skills to this aspect of our work.

Justine leads on overall strategy, vision and management. She has a Ph.D in psychology, with a background in business communications and 5 years of experience on the trading floor of a City investment bank. She is passionate about bringing people together from different backgrounds and co-creating innovative projects that speak to the needs of the time. Justine sees peace as a dynamic state where people collaborate across divisions in service to the whole. Justine can offer workshops, lectures and keynote speeches on: Peace-making and conflict transformation; faith and resilience; interdependence as an emerging worldview; the refugee crisis; inter-faith relations; young people, faith and the future; new approaches to interfaith leadership; environmental peace-building; spiritual ecology; conflict coaching; dialogue facilitation; the role of narrative and story in community reconciliation.

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