FX Leadership Community

'The overarching purpose of the leadership community is to be responsive to and for the FX movement by ‘fanning the flames’ of the networks that are part of it, holding a common apostolic vision for the movement.'

In 2019 Fresh Expressions moved from an organisation to a movement and from an elected leader, to a community of movement leaders.

The fx Leadership Community is made up of influencers and connectors within a Fresh Expression or pioneer network. They were initially invited by the transition team to participate in leading the fx movement during an interim period. As this community emerges an important principle is that ‘the total is greater than the sum of their parts’.

Andy Milne

FX Leadership Community

Andy Milne leads ‘Missional Youth Church Network’ (MYCN) which aims to create 30 missional youth churches (contextual expressions of church among young people) in the coming years. He wrote ‘DNA of Pioneer ministry’ (SCM, 2016) with Mike Moynagh to share learning, practical ideas and stories of how to develop fresh expressions. As a Church Army Evangelist, Andy has been involved in youth evangelism for over 20 years. He pioneered Sorted with his wife Tracy – a youth church in Bradford that subsequently multiplied. He has a son called Sam, a dog called Dude and likes to travel and explore new places…

Lucy Moore

FX Leadership Community

Lucy is the founder of Messy Church and Team Leader. She now helps the ministry of Messy Church in the UK and overseas, speaking, training, creating resources and encouraging new messy initiatives.

Ali Boulton

FX Leadership Community

Rev Alison Boulton (Ali) is passionate about loving people beyond the church and encouraging others to do the same! She is a pioneer Baptist minister living on a new housing estate building and blessing community and birthing contextually relevant church. Along with Rev Penny Marsh, she founded the ecumenical New Housing Hub and is one of three Baptist Pioneer Ambassadors. She lectures undergraduates at CMS one day a week and the rest of the week includes pioneer mentoring, consultancy, & teaching. She is part of the UK Fresh Expressions core team and is undertaking Doctoral research.

Andrew Vertigan

Board representative for the fx Leadership Community

For the last five years Andrew and his wife Andrea been leading on all things FX and pioneering in a national role for the Salvation Army. 'We love what we do and are blessed to support, encourage and help equip a growing movement of pioneers within the Salvation Army and wider afield.' They have been involved in a few church plants as leaders over the past 25 years, particularly focusing on reaching disengaged and challenging young adults within education. I have a areal passion to see the church reaching out to the margins of society in culturally and contextual ways. 'Jesus came that we might have life in all its fullness. I long to see THE CHURCH truly embodying this.'

Cate Williams

FX Leadership Community

Cate has a particular passion for ‘green’ pioneering including Forest Church and community engagement rooted in shared environmental concerns. She works for Gloucester Diocese as Environmental Engagement Officer. .


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.


‘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.