We are delighted to announce that Julia Hill has been commissioned as Discipleship Team Leader for the Diocese of Bath and Wells. Julia has been working for the diocese since April 2018 as Lay Ministry Developer.
In her new role Julia will encourage the growth of discipleship within the churches of the diocese. A key part of this will be to encourage and enable a diverse range of opportunities for people to explore Christian discipleship.
Julia says, “I am so pleased to be joining the discipleship team, working to support people across the diocese as they seek to follow Jesus as individuals and as churches. I have had the privilege of working alongside the team in my previous role and so know what a wealth of expertise and commitment it contains. I look forward to working with the team to continue to develop close relationships with deaneries, benefices and parishes across the diocese.”
Jane Chamberlain, Head of Ministry for Mission adds, “We are delighted that Julia has responded to God’s call on her life and is willing to lead the discipleship team as we seek to enable people to be confident, courageous disciples.”
Julia will work alongside the team leaders of vocations, mission, training and pioneering and evangelism to ensure an effective and integrated approach to parish resourcing and development across the diocese.
Julia began her new role on Monday 5 November, without any sparklers present, and was commissioned in the Bishops Chapel on Tuesday 6 November.
Julia joined Bath and Wells earlier this year from the Church Urban Fund where, in partnership with the Church of England she developed a set of online resources to help churches work effectively with volunteers. She also worked for the Fund’s subsidiary charity, Just Finance Foundation, developing resources around financial inclusion.