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Alison Townsend

Founder & CEO, Director of Educational Philosophy

Leading the vision for Christian education in Devon, Alison is bringing together her experiences as a secondary History teacher, her various roles in church leadership, training in Christian apologetics and heart as a mother of three young children (whom she home educates) to follow God's call to set up this project.

Alex Townsend

Co-founder and Director of Operations

Alex has led and managed mentoring and training and has taught CMI accredited Leadership and Management courses and is a CMI trained coach. His passion is to encourage, mentor and support others of all ages through life's challenges with Christ at the centre.


Joel Sutton

Advisor for Business

Joel is a businessman, father and co-founder of The Youth Mental Health Foundation. He is passionate about sharing a father's perspective on the issue of child self-harm, coaching parents to play a key role in their child's healing, and seeing a Christ-centred foundation in education.

Claire Sutton

Advisor for Mental Health Support

Claire is the Founder of the Youth Mental Health Foundation and mother to three children. Her lived experience of guiding her own teenage daughter’s recovery from years of self-harm led to her creating the Horizon Plan methodology. She has subsequently coached parents and healthcare professionals around the world and is offering support and training for parents and young children connected with The Christian Education Ltd

Rory Bruce

Advisor for Finance

Rory is a Chartered Management Accountant with over 20 years experience in finance and management roles in the private, public and charity sectors. He is Funding Director for the Christian humanitarian charity World Vision in their microfinance sector. Rory has supported the start up of primary schools in Uganda and spent 3 years in mission work in Malawi with his wife Charlotte. They have three boys and live in Devon. 

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