The Joint Steering Committee appointed by IAMSCU and the leadership of the Network of Methodist Schools in the United Kingdom met on September 27, 2022, to continue its work preparing the Joint Conference scheduled for April 24 to May 2 in three locations in England: London, Bath/Bristol, and Cambridge. The events will also celebrate the 275th anniversary of Kingswood School, the first Methodist school founded by John Wesley in 1748.
The Joint Steering Committee includes representatives from around the world: Adriana Murriello (Argentina), Jørgen Thaarup (Norway), Christopher Stephens (England), Jane Leach (England), Brad Fenner (Australia), Amos Nascimento (Brazil/USA), Kimberly Lord (USA). The committee also includes many representatives from the United Kingdom: David Humphreys (MIST), Barbara Easton (MAST), Julie-Ann Hewitt (Epworth Trust), Andrew Gordon-Brown (Kingswood Headmaster), Gary Best (New Room), Sue Roxby (MIST), and Sandra Commins (MIST). The Steering Committee has developed a concept for the conference, which includes three components: Primary and Secondary Education, Higher Education, and Theological Education. Events will be held at three locations in England: London, Bath/Bristol, and Cambridge.
The Committee has worked on a website and all the logistics for the series of events. Soon the conference organization will sharing information on a website where interested people can register. For any questions, contact Sue Roxby (SRoxby@methodistschools.org.uk).