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The current Board of Trustees are as follows:
Chris Cole is the Founder and former CEO of Cross Rhythms. He has been involved with Christian Broadcasting for over thirty years and has been a Trustee and Executive Director of United Christian Broadcasters as well as UK and Ireland Regional Director for GOD TV. He is now Chairman of the Board of Cross Rhythms and is also Senior Partner of Cornerstone Vision a Publishing company he set up in the 1980's to fund his media activity. He has also been a Trustee for over twenty years of a Rehabilitation Centre in Devon called Gilead. Married to Kerry, they both pastor a small house church in Plymouth. Chris and Kerry are often invited to speak at conferences on 'The Father's Heart'.
Alan Barker JP is the Managing Director of two companies in Preston Lancashire. Base Systems is a Vehicle electronic equipment specialist supplier and installer - Vuetek Systems is a specialist designer, supplier and installer of CCTV, access control/door entry. He serves as a Magistrate at the Preston City Courts. Alan has been a trustee since 1995. His role is to oversee the practical aspects of the business of Cross Rhythms. His Christian commitment was impacted significantly by Christian media. He became a supporter of Cross Rhythms before getting more involved. Alan and his family are involved at the Free Methodist Church in Preston. “It is a privilege to have a role within Cross Rhythms”.
John Bowles is from Suffolk and works in the energy industry. He used his expertise to develop the trust and company registration and served as the company secretary before joining the board as a trustee. His specialist area is to maintain the filing of requirements to the Charity Commission and Inland Revenue and the procedures for the trust to consider. Risk assessments, health and safety and other practical issues are his specialist tasks.
Rob Andrews is a partner in a firm of solicitors Andrews Law based in Bridgnorth with a specialist role in Commercial law. He was a strong supporter of Cross Rhythms following his own “personal connection”. Following this, he became more involved, in particular helping to develop the strategy for other groups to broadcast on FM starting with 'Cross Rhythms Plymouth'. The board had been looking to appoint a solicitor to give the board the best legal considerations at meetings and are delighted that Rob is with us as a trustee who now has the responsibility for all legal issues.
Andrew Boyd Provides quality oversight of our journalism. Andrew has 30 years' experience in journalism in press, radio, TV and online media, and 20 years' experience as a media consultant and trainer for senior corporate spokespeople and senior civil servants. His heart is to pursue excellence in communication. His specialities are: Media and presentation training; television news production; producing effective, well-targeted news releases; human rights reporting. He is the author of Broadcast Journalism, the leading textbook for training broadcasters, and How to Handle Media Interviews.
Consultants To The Board
Kerry Cole is the co-founder of Cross Rhythms. Kerry provides valuable insight from her 27 year journey since the inception of Cross Rhythms. She is also a leader in the Cornerstone Fellowship church in Plymouth, a former leader of the local Women’s Aglow International group, the author of The Purple Veil arts/poetry book and the presenter of the Worship Warehouse radio show.
Tony Fitzgerald is the Founder and Team Leader of Church Of The Nations, a family of apostolic clusters reaching into over 50 nations. Tony has been a contributor to Cross Rhythms as both a festival speaker and a trustee since 1991 and is now on the Board of Reference as an advisor. With a strong understanding of the Father Heart of God his contribution to the board of strong mature spiritual insight has been, and continues to be, vitally important to the steering of the CR ship!
Martin Scott is a leader with a background in the Pioneer Church stream with a heart to help the church reach those outside the Church. Martin is particularly focussed on the church engaging with the marketplace and has much to offer the CR community radio model. He also has strong connections to leadership within the church community of Stoke on Trent, and is well versed in the complexities of connecting church and wider community.