With Colin Patterson retiring in July 2017, there has been a lot of focus on who the next Director of Training will be. After an extensive advertising campaign we received 20 applications for the role. These were whittled down to four for interview. The selection process was conducted by a panel of three people – Carol Murray (Trustee), Sandra Cobbin (Bridge Builders training partner) and myself. During the day each participant needed to:
- deliver a 5 minute thought for the day
- run a 20 minute training session
- participate and lead a facilitation exercise, and
- engage in a 45 minute interview.
Following this process, and after long discussions between panel members, we are very pleased to announce that Rev’d Liz Griffiths has been appointed to the role.
Liz stood out with her extensive training experience, vision for the role, depth of theological understanding and clarity of purpose. I am very excited by Liz’s appointment and look forward to working with her over the coming years. Liz will be joining the team after Easter 2017, enabling her to have an appropriate period of handover before Colin Patterson finally leaves us in July.
Please pray for Liz as she prepares to join us, for Bridge Builders as we prepare for Liz’s arrival and for those who will receive Liz’s ministry in the future.