fx Operations Team Team

We're a passionate about wanting to see what God is doing and to play our part in it!
Mark Robinson
fx Comms

The fx Operations Team who serve the movement and help the individuals and networks within it to flourish through effective connecting, resourcing and communicating.

Tim Lea


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Tim is a Director of Charis Consultants Ltd, an experienced ICF registered coach and a fresh expressions practitioner with over 15 years’ experience. He likes to create spaces where individuals and organisations can reflect, notice, and reorientate to move forward and become what God is calling them to be in the 21st Century. He is “Networks facilitator and animator” for Fresh Expressions working 3 days a week. He has worked with a variety of denominational and missional organisations in the UK and Internationally. He lives in Hinckley, is married to Claire with two sons and a springer spaniel. He loves to relax on his allotment and supports Leicester Tigers.

Simon Goddard


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Simon was previously involved in starting an ecumenical fresh expression of church, and then served for 4½ years as a regional minister for the Eastern Baptist Association. He is now director of RiverTree, an organisation he set up in 2018 to catalyse, cultivate and collaborate to enable fruitfulness in the mission of God. One of those collaborations is with Fresh Expressions to support resourcing within the movement, but he also serves regionally as a Baptist Mission Enabler and nationally as one of three Pioneer Ambassadors in the Baptist Union of Great Britain. He co-authored the book ‘Big Hearted: the gospel of simple words and a large heart’, and recently moved to March in north Cambridgeshire where he is beginning to pioneer an environmentally focussed Christian community. Simon is married to Lisa, and together they recently became foster parents to their teenage godson.

Suzie Wall

Events & Board Secretary

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Suzie runs an event management and project support business and works alongside Fresh Expressions providing event management and support for their gatherings and events. Suzie is also secretary to the FX board. Suzie has been working with Fresh Expressions since 2014.


Josh Barker


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Josh is our intern. He grew up in the Salvation Army where he learned about the importance of the Church being in the community and is excited about what the future will bring.

He recently completed a Master’s degree researching the impact of flexible working on men. He is really excited about the opportunity to connect with others and walk with people on their journey with Jesus. During the pandemic, he started a blog to encourage others in their discipleship journey. It was also an outlet to help him turn the negative issues in his life into positives. 

Josh loves spending with his family, playing board games and photography.

Mark Robinson

Mark Robinson


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Mark is a communications consultant with years of experience in visual communications. He’s been a video editor for over 20 years and has worked in almost every area of production. For the past 12 years he’s run his own digital agency working with charities across the UK. Mark lives in West London with his wife Ruth who is ordained in the CofE. They have boy/girl twins in primary school and are both passionate about reaching the lost.  When he’s not working, Mark enjoys riding moutainbike trails.


Operational Structure

A more detailed look at how the fx board, leadership community and contractors work together and how they seek to fulfil the aims set before them to grow the movement.

Leadership Community

The fx Leadership Community is made up of influencers and connectors within a Fresh Expression or pioneer network. As this community emerges an important principle is that ‘the total is greater than the sum of their parts’.

fx Operations team

The fx Operations Team who serve the movement and help the individuals and networks within it to flourish through effective connecting, resourcing and communicating.

fx Board

‘The purpose of the charity is ‘to serve the Fresh Expressions movement and help it flourish.’ Meet our fx board out more about their role in the structure of the movement.

Getting started

Pioneering is all about growing new forms of church where church isn’t.

We’ve been doing this for over 18 years and we have a vast community of practitioners and loads of resources.

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fx Values

Fresh Expressions of Church take several different forms; 

from new housing, rural, messy church, forests, coffee shops, barns, online and even church buildings. Several key features unite them to provide further clarity…

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Fresh Expressions are rooted in and shaped by the context in which they’re established

No single Fresh Expression is the same. These stories are a great place to be inspired.

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fx Resourcing

One of the four key activities of fx is to enable the resourcing of the movement

We’ve developed a sustainable framework that empowers practitioners and pioneers within the movement to co-create and resource one another. Check out the wealth of resources and training available

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