UK Unify Conference 2016 – 14th to 16th September

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Tickets are now on sale for UK Unify 2016.

14th to 16th September // Regents Theological College
West Malvern // Worcestershire // WR14 4AY

Shared Room: £160
Single Room: £200
Day Tickets: £40.00 + Booking Fee
Soul in the Machine: £10.00 + Booking Fee

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Unify Lite 2015

UK Unify Lite Day Conferences

Unify is a creative space designed to provide an opportunity to think about and interact with the Inclusive Christian Mission of the YMCA.

This year UK Unify is running day conferences up and down the United Kingdom to enable more YMCA’s to come along and join the conversation around our Inclusive Christian Mission.

Three Locations Across the UK

16th June 2015 – Hosted by: YMCA White Rose, Rotherham – Tickets

24th June 2015 – Hosted by: YMCA Worcestershire, Worcester – Tickets

8th July 2015 – Hosted by: YMCA London SW @ Indian YMCA – Tickets

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Tim Marks

Tim is an Anglican priest who works in retirement with The Leadership Institute in senior clergy formation, as a volunteer counsellor with The Well in Malvern and has a private counselling practice. He leads an Arts and Faith group at Malvern Priory and is actively involved in public ministry there. He was Director of Pastoral Training and theology tutor at Moorlands College, Director of Network Counselling and Training in Bristol and advisor to the YMCA movement on personal and spiritual development.

Oenca Fontaine

Oenca is an experienced leadership, talent and organisational development consultant, coach-mentor, trainer, writer and social entrepreneur.

Oenca set up a coaching, leadership development consultancy, inner Dimensions Ltd, in 2002. She uses a number of profiling and 360-Degree feedback instruments and training interventions to help individuals and organisations to focus on their inherent qualities, values and abilities (their ‘inner dimensions’), to encourage personal effectiveness and lasting behavioural and attitudinal change.

Oenca is also the Founder & Chair of Christian Leadership Ministries (CLM), bringing a focus for leadership, talent and spiritual development into the wider Christian community. Through CLM, Oenca seeks to develop, equip, enable and empower leaders and individuals to discover their God-given gifts and talents and use them proactively to impact others in their place of worship and/or the local community.

Alan Fraser

Alan Fraser joined YMCA in January 2002 as Chief Executive of Redditch YMCA. Since October 2005 he has been Chief Executive of YMCA Birmingham and is also currently Chair of the YMCA’s national Brand Steering Group. He is also an ordained Anglican Priest and is licensed to work in a voluntary capacity in 2 parishes in Birmingham Diocese.

Pete Brayne

Following an early career in computing, Pete joined the ministry team of a local community church, eventually to become the Church leader – a post he held for 10 years. In 2001 he was appointed CEO of Guildford YMCA which merged with Sussex Central YMCA to become YMCA DownsLink Group in 2014. After a year supporting the integration process of the two YMCAs he has now set up his own company, Wise Governance Ltd, which aims to support charities (particularly YMCAs) devise and establish good governance processes – something which he believes will either ‘make or break’ a YMCA. He has been commissioned by YMCA England to conduct a consultation exercise with the Federation on what the Christian Ethos means to YMCAs and to propose ways in which this can benefit our aims and objectives.

Conference Agenda

9.15am – Registration/Coffee

10.00am – Welcome and introduction (Alan Fraser)

10.15am – Opening Devotion (Pete Orton)

10.30am – Understanding our Christian identity – an historical perspective (Tim Marks)


12.00pm – Authentic Christian identity in a diverse context (Oenca Fontaine)

1.15pm – LUNCH

2.00pm – Making it happen – learning from YMCAs across the federation (Alan Fraser in discussion with Peter Stephenson and others)


3.00pm – Understanding National Council’s consultation on Christian identity (Peter Brayne)

3.45pm – Closing devotion (Pete Orton)

4.00pm – CLOSE

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