Labs Learning roadshow speakers

At the Labs Learning Roadshow you will be inspired by speakers and digital other experts who will share best practice and give practical advice for using social media and websites to grow your church and welcome more people in our local worshipping communities. 

Guest speakers

Debbie Clinton

Director of Renewal & Reform for the Church of England

Debbie Clinton is the Church of England’s Director of Renewal and Reform. Appointed to the role in 2018, she previously worked for the Diocese of London for six years, leading their Capital Vision 2020 work. Prior to that, she worked within change management and marketing in Aviva. Debbie loves to share stories of how the changes we enable through Renewal and Reform have a real impact in transforming lives.

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Matt Hogg

Matt Hog

Vicar of St Albans Fulham

In 2010 Matt planted a church from HTB into an empty building in Fulham and has been serving the community ever since. Seeing the importance of being both incarnational and digital, Matt and his church have been exploring what online communication looks like and it has led to a partnership with the London Diocese as they start a new London based resourcing network called ‘Faith and Social Media’.

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Tashie Lasselle

Tashi Lassalle

Director of Communications for The Church of England

Tashi took up the post in 2017 after 15 years in global corporate PR, most recently as Communications and Marketing Director for Lloyd’s of London. Tashi is a School Governor at St Mary's Primary School, Long Ditton and is a member of the PCC at her local parish church. She is also mother to two ten-year-old twins, Yoshi and Peach, and has an extremely fat cat called Lacey.

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Emma Sijuwade

Emma Sijuwade

Founder and Senior Social Accounts Manager at Socibelle

Emma Sijuwade is the founder and senior social accounts manager at Socibelle, a creative Social Media Agency that helps churches and businesses build their social media presence. Emma previously worked at Premier Christian Radio, where she was responsible for implementing all organic social media marketing campaigns for the organisation and managing multiple digital projects for their sales team. She has developed high profile social media campaigns for; Lambeth Palace, Christian Aid, Tearfund, New Wine Church and more.

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Rosie Wright

Rosie Wright

News Anchor of 'Good Morning Europe'

Award winning presenter and journalist, Rosie is the breakfast news anchor of 'Good Morning Europe' on Euronews covering stories across the bloc. She has broadcast on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio London and previously co-presented the 'Inspirational Breakfast' programme on Premier Christian Radio.

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The Church of England digital team

Amaris Cole

Amaris Cole

Senior Digital Communications Manager

Amaris Cole is the Church of England's Digital Communications Manager, responsible for implementing digital evangelism, discipleship and communications strategies. She delivers a range of digital projects, including video and audio production, social media and AChurchNearYou.com. Amaris' proudest achievement since working for the Church is overseeing the training of nearly 2,000 churches to use digital strategically in their communities.

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Mariano Gobbi

Mariano Gobbi

Video and Graphics Producer

With a broadcast and art direction background, Mariano is the Video and Graphic Producer for the Church of England’s Digital team. Making sure that all the assets are on brand, he takes care of the creative side of the content, from directing to filming, video editing, graphic design, animations and audio.

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Adrian Harris

Adrian Harris

Head of Digital for the Church of England

Adrian joined in October 2016 as the Church’s first Head of Digital, tasked with building a team and identifying strategic opportunities to use social media and the web to engage both churchgoers and those exploring Christianity. In the first three years the national digital presence has been overhauled and the work recognised with a big uplift in engagement and winning 15 national awards. Adrian’s proudest achievement is leading #FollowTheStar, which reached 8 million over Advent and Christmas 2018 and showed the possibilities when the Church works together locally and nationally to confidently share the Christian message.

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Ben Hollebon

Ben Hollebon

Web and Insights Manager

Ben is the Church of England’s Web and Insights Manager and manages the national web platforms for the Church and Archbishops. He works alongside Church House Publishing to deliver app and web service solutions across departments. Ben highlights his proudest achievement as delivering the new Church and Archbishops’ websites in seven months to enable people to discover more about the Christian faith.

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Liz Morgan

Liz Morgan

Church Digital Champion

In her role as the Church of England’s Church Digital Champion, Liz implements a wide range of resources for churches, including training days, weekly blogs, and newsletters, to equip churches to reach their communities using digital. By the end of this year, Liz will have delivered training to over 1,000 churches across the country, travelling from Truro to Carlisle.

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	Iso Neville

Iso Neville

Social Media Officer

As the Church of England’s Social Media Officer, Iso is responsible for the national social media channels, working to promote evangelism, discipleship and the common good in the digital world. Iso is most proud of the Church of England social accounts’ impact on those who are unable to attend worship.

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Sam Poch

Sam Poch

Content Producer

Sam is the Church of England’s Content Producer, he carries the responsibility for digital content creation to bring our digital evangelism, discipleship and communication priorities to life.

These are the speakers confirmed for our next Labs Learning roadshow event.
Due to availability and location, our guest speakers may change at each event.

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