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Chelmsford Diocese appoints new Chief Executive

24th Jul 2018

The next Chief Executive and Secretary of Chelmsford Diocese will be Joel Gowen.

Joel is currently Director of Church Planting Projects for the diocese.

Welcoming this appointment the Bishop of Chelmsford, Stephen Cottrell, has said:

“Although Joel has only been working for the diocese for less than a year, he has proved himself to be someone with energy, vision and capacity. The church planting project is going extremely well.

“Joel brings great experience from his previous career in strategy development with M&G Investments. As we move into this next phase of our life together I feel very confident that Joel is the right person at the right time to help take us forward.”

Joel replied: 

“Over the past year I have begun to learn about the extraordinary diversity of Chelmsford Diocese, a region where God is doing fantastic things through some amazing people. I look forward to working with our clergy, our staff, our volunteers and our local communities as we journey together and seek to be a transforming presence everywhere and for everyone.”

Joel will start in his new role on 1 October 2018.