Meet the Onelife Leadership Team as well as the other amazing legends who form the office team!!
Pete Wynter - Executive Director - Innovation & Strategy
Pete is married to Sarah, and Dad to Beth, Molly and Samuel. Having been on staff for five years at St Andrews Chorleywood, Pete founded Onelife back in 2008. He continues to help lead the organisation as Director of Leadership Innovation, and is also now on staff at HTB as a Curate and Director of the HTB Leadership College London. Pete loves sport, hanging out in Cornwall and watching profound movies repeatedly! He's seen Les Miserables 19 times in the West End!
Liz Bewley - Director of Training
Liz is the Director of Training for Onelife. Before joining the team she was a Youth Pastor for over 10 years and particularly focused on practical ways to train and release young people into leadership. She wants to champion youth pastors when their ministry is incredible and when they feel like throwing the latest ‘How To’ youth work manual out the window and crying in the store cupboard! She is excited about raising up young people to lead full of character and integrity and helping the Church be the place to send them out. Liz is married to Stew and has two children Nate and Jessie who make life very colorful. She loves fish and chips on the beach and theme parks, live music and any excuse for a dance but is also very happy with her sofa and several episodes of West Wing!
Ali Laing - Scotland Director
Ali lives and works in Glasgow in Scotland. He is married to his beautiful wife Jill and they have two children. Ali is very passionate about seeing young people rise up into the fullness of their potential. He has been a gardener, teacher, youth pastor and now works for Onelife and Alpha. When he isn't hanging out with family or friends he enjoys going to Scotland games, going to spin classes and his local pub quiz.
Top TV Show - House of Cards / Homeland
Top Worship Song - Cornerstone
Top Book - Abba's Child Brennan Manning
Top Pastime - Going to Scotland Games
Top Band - Reef or Early U2 up to Zooropa but no further!
Top Quote - If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves. Thomas A. Edison Top Leader - Gordon Strachan or Martin Luther King
Rich Atkinson - Onelife Training Consultant
Rich Atkinson is married to Lizzie and they have a 1 year old daughter Beatrice. Rich founded the Forge network in Sheffield which grew as a youth ministry from around 60 young people to well over 800 today through pioneering youth Missional Communities. Rich is now training for ordination with the church of England at Ridley Hall in Cambridge and is also the team leader of REBUILD
Chris McGee - Vision & Relationship Leader
Chris was born and raised in California, moved to the UK when he was 18, where he met his Swedish wife, Maria. They lived in Sweden for 4 years co-leading youth and student ministry while Chris learned Swedish. He has a degree in Politics and has worked in business and politics in Washington DC & the City of London before working at HTB as Youth Pastor for 3 years. Alongside his role at Onelife, he is the Assistant Student Pastor at HTB. Chris has a passion for encouraging and raising up young leaders, helping them to discover their God-given posture of purpose in Christ. He loves American breakfasts, walking around IKEA knowing what everything actually means, has a cat named Maple, and hopes to one day climb the Matterhorn.
Joanna Webb - Finance Manager
Joanna is our finance manager and great chaser of expense claim forms and receipts. She likes any excuse to turn on the oven and bake a few cakes, healthy or otherwise. She may have been around for a few years (don’t ask how many) but she has a passion for intercession and seeing young people grow to their full leadership potential and in their love of The Lord.
Dan Riggs - Intern
Dan has just finished his A-levels in sunny Bournemouth. He has moved to London to intern with Onelife this year before going to St Andrews university to study theology. Last year Dan helped run his schools Christian Union and is passionate about seeing young people realise their kingdom value and potential. In his spare time Dan loves to adventure outside whether that is by making fires on the beach or getting lost in a forest. He will play almost any sport, in particular basketball, and an ambition of his is to prove that ‘white men can jump’ - but in reality it may be a little over ambitious.