The New Housing Hub team currently consists of the directors Penny Marsh and Alison Boulton alongside Jade Zerk heading up the administration.
Alison Boulton is a Baptist Minister. Along with her family and the support of 3 couples, Ali has lived incarnationally on a new housing estate for over nine years responding to God’s call to unconditionally bless the community. Through blessing, making friends and listening to the community, a church for the unchurched emerged. This has grown with those exploring/coming to faith and with local Christians joining the vision. The team continue to focus on blessing the whole local community. Ali has worked closely with housing associations, the council and a range of community stakeholders. Ali is also a Southern Counties Baptist Association Regional Minister for Pioneer Mission Enabling, encouraging others to incarnationally bless their communities alongside connecting with people from a variety of denominations engaging in New Housing Areas across the country.
Penny Marsh is a Baptist Minister. Along with her family, Penny has been pioneering in new housing areas since her ordination 20 years ago. Currently Penny is a mission enabler for the South Eastern Baptist Association, with a specific focus on pioneering in the new Ebbsfleet Garden City in Kent. As a pioneer, Penny has experienced both incarnational living and ‘being a guest’. As Ebbsfleet will be a new town with 15,000 new homes, much of the preparation has involved working with other denominations, council and planners. Penny also represents the Baptist Union on the Churches Together in England New Housing Areas group. Penny loves the opportunities and challenges that new housing developments present and is keen to see missional communities emerge that witness to the love and transformational power of Christ.
Jade Zerk is a Community Engagement Worker in a new housing area. Following the completion of the FORGE Equipping Missional Leadership Course, Jade followed the call to move and join a pioneer ministry in a new housing area. Alongside incarnational living, Jade is studying a certificate in Theology, Ministry and Mission at Bristol Baptist College, and is part time administrator to Ali Boulton and the New Housing Hub. She is passionate about journeying with people and doing life together.