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Rebekah Brettle : Founder

Rebekah is married to Carl and mother to Reuben.  She works as a part time GP.  She lives in Neath, South Wales.  Her work for Neighbourhood Prayer Network is voluntary. She first had part of the vision for Neighbourhood Prayer Network when she was nine years old, staring out of her bedroom window. She became an atheist at 14, but had a dramatic encounter with God aged nineteen that she couldn't dismiss. From 19 to 26 after years of visiting different churches and exploring other faiths, she finally became a Christian on Alpha course at 26 years of age. She has a passion to see greater unity in the church and an end to loneliness and isolation, felt by so many people.  

Carl Brettle : CEO

With 30 years full time service in Christian Ministry, extensive missions work (over 220 trips to 45 countries), has worked on over 300 projects including 1 Million Hours of Prayer for Wales, Prayer Week, Sporting Marvels, Prayer Magazine, Looking for God, National Day of Prayer and Worship, 100m and The Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer. Between 2008 and 2015 Carl served UCB initially as Prayer Coordinator, then Ministry Director, and before leaving Operations Director.  

Now living back in his home country of Wales, Carl is working on fewer projects to focus on Neighbourhood Prayer Network - to find 260,000 Christians who will take spiritual responsibility for the street, they live on.


Adam May : Managing Director

Adam is a Ministry Development Consultant, with over 15 years of experience liaising with a range of media outlets and speaking as a social affairs commentator in his own right. 

In the past, Adam has worked for a national Christian charity as its Development Director and served on a strategic working group advising the Government on issues of faith engagement.

Adam is passionate about prayer as well as seeing Christian organisations not simply responding to the news, but making it with great news stories!  Adam lives in a small village in Bedfordshire with his wife, Becky, and two children. When Adam is alone at home, he enjoys singing loudly in the shower!

Lisa Hutt : Director of Prayer Ministry

Lisa is the longest serving staff member of NPN.  With a natural gift of communicating with and following up people, Lisa does a fantastic job networking across the UK.  Her current focus is developing London Loop, which in 2018 saw all 150 miles of the walking route around London being completed as a Prayer Walk.

 

 

Gareth Killa : Head of Operations

Having over 35 years of bank management experience, Gareth navigates accounting, compliance and policy issues with ease.  

His salvation came through persistent prayer from his wife Beverly and the miraculous release of arthritis in 1998.

Gareth's passion outside of day-to-day activities is to undertake short-term missions and leadership training in remote countries.  This passion has taken him to Botswana, Uganda, Ethiopia, and more recently Nepal.

Racheal Fola : A Mile with Jesus Project Coordinator

A dedicated Intercessor Racheal came to NPN and within months had a clear vision to develop a prayer walking project called 'A Mile with Jesus'.  Literally to prayer walk a mile with Jesus around your community.  Neighbourhood Prayer Network launched the project in 2015 and thousands of streets and tens of thousands of miles have been prayer walked so far.  We aim to see 'a Mile with Jesus' become part of the Christian calendar across the UK.

 

 

 

 

Wendy Thomas : The Fathers Love and Blessing Coordinator

Wendy Thomas was born and brought up in Southend on Sea, a coastal town in Essex, England.  She has been married to Colin for over 35 years.  They have four sons and six grandchildren, which keeps the family busy.  Wendy has been a Christian since her early teenage years and the focus of her life is her relationship with God the father.  Wendy was the National Prayer Co-ordinator for Street Pastors for almost 10 years.  She is now the National Co-ordinator for the Father's Love and Blessing with the Neighbourhood Prayer Network.

Rick Yates : Head of Creative Design

Following a successful career in a media agency, Rick has lately set up his own design consultancy and is retained by NPN on an ongoing basis.  Highly creative, with an ability to turn around work swiftly, Rick has become a very valued member of the team.

 

 

 

 

Rupert Bobrowicz : NPN Church Champion

Rupert served for many years in the Home Office as a civil servant. He has a passion for prayer and is a much-valued member of the NPN team. Rupert can often be found posting encouraging scripture on our NPN Facebook group. Alongside being a church champion for NPN, Rupert is an Ambassador for Transform Work UK.

 

 

 

 

 

Stephen Derges : NPN Church Champion

Stephen and his wife Rosalyn returned to Devon in 2015 after many years away from the county. Following a career in finance and property, Stephen became a Baptist church pastor and has set up several church-based community and charity initiatives. Now semi-retired, he is trying to reduce his golf handicap and visit his two adult children and grandson. Stephen is serving as Pastor of the vibrant Christchurch Woodbury.

Trustees

 

Pastor Tunde Balogun : Chair

Tunde is the Pastor of a thriving Church in London.  He also set up Love your Street some years ago and when approached by NPN to partner with him, resolved to merge this project into the work of NPN.

Clive Ball

Clive is an academic fundraiser, with many years of experience in leadership development and education.  He also serves as a Trustee to his local Credit Union.