Do you know someone who might be called to be an overseer?

CEEC is inviting suggestions of people who might be appropriate for overseer ministry.

Please provide us with the name and contact details of the person/people you’d like to nominate and the reason why they might be suitable for the role.

The Appointment of Spiritual Overseers

We are pleased that a group of Honorary Assistant bishops have agreed to initiate this ministry and we will be discerning who God might be calling to join them in making this provision as non-consecrated overseers.

We have appointed a diverse panel of experienced leaders from across the evangelical constituency (spanning charismatics and conservatives, egalitarians and complementarians) to discern whom God might be calling to such a role:


  • Rt Revd Julian Henderson (chair), former Bishop of Blackburn
  • Busola Sodeinde – General Synod and Church Commissioner
  • Revd Elaine Sutherland – Vicar, Holy Trinity Leicester
  • Rt Revd Rod Thomas – former Bishop of Maidstone
  • Jane Patterson – member of General Synod and 10 years on Crown Nominations Commission (CNC)
  • Brian O’Donoghue – Pioneering and Operations Director, Renew
  • Revd Canon John Dunnett – National Director, CEEC and chair of Evangelical Group on General Synod
  • Revd John Coles – Ambassador, New Wine
  • Rt Revd Pete Broadbent – former Bishop of Willesden