LABS are practical workshops designed to inspire you with big ideas. See below for the details of some of our Lab contributors this year!


Dez Brown is the CEO and Founder of Spark2Life. Dez founded and has pioneered the Spark2Life project since 2006 while leading a large inner-city youth ministry with 80+ in attendance.


Daryl McCormack is an actor from Tipperary, Ireland. Moving to London in 2017 he secured supporting roles in BBC’s Peaky Blinders and Apple + award-winning series Bad Sisters.


Rachel is a New York-based chef, wine tasting instructor, and entrepreneur, with a thriving hospitality business, established in 2019. She runs dinner parties and wine tasting events for private and corporate clients, with an emphasis on exposing clients to natural wine.


Dr. Winfield Bevins is an internationally recognized author, artist, and teacher. He is the founding director of Creo Arts and the artist-in-residence and affiliate professor at Asbury Theological Seminary.


Jess Avery is co-founder and Director of the Awakening Project, an international network and conferencing ministry that exists to equip emerging adults to launch and lead communities that pursue the awakening of their generation.


Joshua Luke Smith is a poet for the people, creating from the mandate to ‘Speak Into The Chaos’. He’s a pastor, poet, producer and published author. He’s the founder of Orphan No More, a record label and creative community as well as The Psalmists, a charity helping the lives of offenders through creative expression and self-reflection. Joshua has been featured in Complex Magazine, BBC 1XTRA, BBC 6 Music, Premier Radio, UCB Radio, Wordplay and many other media outlets. He has given a TED X Talk and tours extensively.


Leroy Logan is one of UK’s most highly decorated and well-known black police officers. A highly respected and well-regarded commentator on policing and wider social justice issues, he believes that there is still much work to do in creating a more equitable and fair criminal justice system.


Dan is a multi award winning entrepreneur and founder of the Wonderful Group; a diverse group of organisations with a common mission to empower lives, businesses and communities for redemptive impact.


Sara-Louise is the Co-Founder of Impact Central, an accelerator, mentor network and Impact Fund for impact-driven start-ups. Impact Central supports founders scaling impact-driven start-ups who want to "see the world changed to become a more equitable, fair and environmentally beautiful place".


Anneka Wallington is the founder and CEO of leading social impact brand, Recognised. Recognised was created to help people feel seen, valued and recognised when they need it most. Recognised creates meaningful gifting concepts, delivers charity recognition projects through the Recognised Foundation, and educates people on how to live a more thoughtful life. Anneka was awarded Young Business Woman of the Year in 2021, is a Santander Womens Business Advocate and author of The Age of Recognition Report. She is passionate about social entrepreneurship and pioneering creative ways for people to show compassion to one another.


Nicola is the UK Regional Director for the Maclellan Foundation. Nicola and team support Maclellan and other investors in their mission to equip and support churches and ministries across the UK and Europe, and release local resources. She is married to Pete and they have two daughters: Olivia and Summer.


Joanne Woolway Grenfell has been Bishop of Stepney in the Diocese of London since July 2019. Joanne’s interests include mission and strategic development, education, particularly school governance, public life, and poetry. She has written a DPhil thesis on poetry and the culture of place in sixteenth century literature, and she used to teach English at Oriel College, Oxford. Her London diocesan responsibilities involve chairing the Joint Operations Team, being lead bishop for safeguarding, and overseeing the Diocese’s racial justice priority work.


Ali is an illustrator, fine artist, art teacher, and priest. In 2006, the Society of Women Artists awarded Ali Young Artist of the year. She is represented by central London gallery ‘Gallery Different.’ Ali divides her time between the studio and St. Peter’s Bethnal Green where she is associate Priest.


Natasha Duursma is a London based cinematographer who has contributed to a diverse range of projects, from commercials to music videos to narrative based projects. She is dedicated to capturing images collaborating alongside directors that leave a lasting impression on the audience.


Tom Herbert is a 5th generation baker, food equality champion and founder of The Long Table. He presented three seasons of Fabulous Baker Brothers for Channel 4 and Discovery, always championing great produce and connecting people around food. His most recent book is Do/Wild Baking. Tom is an ambassador for Tearfund.


Dr. Jennifer Tharp has coached for over 10 years and recently affiliated with Novus Global, an executive coaching firm that partners with clients to explore what they’re capable of. Jennifer’s clients are C-Suite and division leaders, as well as business owners and entrepreneurs, who are consistently achieving their impossible visions while also advocating for wellbeing for themselves and others.


Hugh believes deeply in our call to create and redeem culture. He is the Founder & CEO of Niya (a start-up career management platform for the unconnected) and Co-Leads Shift (a community of believers longing to see our generation captivated by God and shaping culture).