Statement from Trustees 15 March 2015

There is going to be a new independent Chair of the Commission, again suggested by the Evangelical Alliance. This is because Rob James has decided to step down for personal reasons.

The new Chair is John Langlois. John has extensive Christian leadership experience and he has a Diploma of Theology and an Honorary Degree in Theology. He was awarded an OBE and has a distinguished legal career, having been called to the English Bar in 1970. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has extensive experience in Arbitration and Mediation. As such it is the Evangelical Alliance’s view that he is the right man to Chair the Commission. The Trustees fully concur with this assessment.

John will chair the five person Commission team, which includes two women. Four of the team are fully independent of Trinity. For details on the other team members, please see our previous statement.

The independent and confidential email address for people to send in testimonies to the commission, is below. This email was set up by John Langlois and only he and the Commission team have access to it:

The Commission team is still debating the finer details of the Terms of Reference, which they will publish in due course, along with dates when the Commission will be able to meet people.

The primary objective of the Commission is the same as always: to reach out in Christian love and compassion, to endeavour to bring reconciliation and healing to all who want it and who were hurt in the past at Peniel.

Please continue to pray for God’s wisdom and guidance as the team seek to fulfil their Commission.