Meet the team
Howard is a professional educator. In 2007 he travelled solo across the Sahara desert by motorbike on off-road routes. He was seeking distance from his church-based research work and rediscovery of God. In May 2018 he ventures from his desk at a leading British theological college, where he is vice-Principal, and embarks on the Navigators of Faith voyage –an adventure of travel and enquiry exploring how we might discern and engage with our intuitions about faith.
Andy is a businessman and has been sailing for most of his life. In 2012, having had limited religious involvement for much of his adult life, he underwent a series of encounters with Christ, the first being a vision of the crucified Jesus in
Malmesbury Abbey. Initially sceptical, he experienced a transformation that led to him taking a part-time four year course in theology where he met Howard. Their shared interests and discussions has led to Navigators of Faith. Andy brings understanding of non-faith culture and the Christian experience to the voyage, and seeks insights into what faith may mean today in modern Britain.
Sheila is the Navigators of Faith project administrator. Sheila has previously worked with Howard as an Assistant Director for Schools and administrative lead. They make a great team and Sheila has come out of a busy early-retirement to ensure that the Navigators of Faith administration is ship-shape during the adventure.