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Veronica Veronica Sharpe was the first person to come alongside ‘The House of Doves’ when it was still barely the germ of an idea. She is a member of the Community of the Word of God in Hackney, East London, a Community committed to a regular prayer life and a ministry of hospitality and availability, plus the organisation of quiet days and longer retreats. Veronica also supports the local church of St Barnabas, Homerton as its voluntary Administrator.  She serves as church treasurer and also has responsibility for its music.  She plays both organ and piano as well as happily encouraging participation by any instrumentalists who may join the congregation from time to time. Veronica was admitted and licensed as a Reader in the Anglican Church in 2006 and continues to preach regularly in the London Diocese. Having become a Christian at age eleven, she joined a local church at fourteen, singing in the church choir until she went to college.   She trained as a teacher at the College of Sarum St Michael in Salisbury and subsequently gained a BA from the Open University.  At Sarum, she took the opportunity to make a particular study of Continuing Adult Education, in which she remains keenly interested. Veronica worked in the charity sector for a number of years as a press officer and fund raiser, later moving into employment training as a desktop publishing tutor before joining the Community of the Word of God in 1991. She is a Christians Against Poverty Money Coach and holds a European Computer Driving Licence, Level 2. Geraldine Geraldine Ashton is a nurse with extensive experience in General Practice.  She is married to David and has two grown-up children, a son-in-law and a baby grandson. She has degrees in Theology and Practical Theology. Geraldine was born in Glasgow, into a staunch Roman Catholic family and always believed in God.  When she was fourteen years old, she had a “Samuel experience” during a church service and heard the call of God to become a priest.  She remained undeterred when she realised that women couldn’t be priests in the Roman Catholic Church.  However, it wasn’t until 1991 that she became ‘born again’ at a Billy Graham rally: this was to change her life forever. A series of experiences in church and on mission, as well as her degree studies, confirmed her sense of vocation to minister in rural churches, which she has done at home and abroad, preaching “the Gospel of God’s grace and repentance that leads to new life in Christ.”  She continues to feel led to search for the ‘lost coins’, the people who come to church but don’t know Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. Geraldine is at present ministering in the Anglican Church, within the North Cornwall Cluster of Churches, and as a guest preacher in the North Cornwall Methodist Church. She is also undertaking a Master’s Degree in Practical Theology. Geraldine shares the vision of many, to see Spiritual Revival begin in Cornwall and spread to the rest of the UK and beyond. Emma Emma   McPhail   is   currently   concentrating   on   developing   her   skills   as   a   counsellor   and   life   coach.   She hopes    to    harness    both    secular    and    Christian    insights    in    establishing    her    own    counselling    practice, “Breakthrough   Counselling   Services”,   based   in   Newquay,   Cornwall.   She   holds   a   level   4   Diploma   in Counselling   and   Psychotherapy.   Coming   from   a   non-Christian   background   Emma   discovered   the   love   of Jesus   as   a   9-year-old   at   a   church   kids’   holiday   club.      She   saw   a   lady   playing   a   guitar   and   talking   about   the good   news   and   “knew”   that   was   what   she   would   be   doing   when   she   grew   up.      Not   surprisingly,   she   is   now a   gifted   singer-songwriter   and   worship   leader.   Em   was   radically   filled   with   the   Holy   Spirit   at   the   age   of eleven   and   felt   called   to   serve   God   with   her   whole   life.      She   graduated   from   Mattersey   Hall   (AoG)   Bible   College   with   a   Diploma in   Christian   Ministry   (Distinction,   a   2:1   BA   (Hons)in   Biblical Theology   and   an   MA   in   Pentecostal/Charismatic   Studies.      She   has taught   at   Primary,   Secondary   and   Post-16   level   education,   was   Co-leader   of Wadebridge   Christian   Centre   for   four   years,   and   also worked   as   an Associate   Minister   in   a   Student   café-style   Presbyterian   Church   at   Otago   University   in   New   Zealand   for   three   years. Her   travels   as   a   missionary   –   evangelising,   healing,   preaching   and   teaching,   having   taken   her   to   Burkina   Faso   in   West   Africa, Kerala,   Tamil   Nadu   and Andhra   Pradesh   in   India,   Mindanao   in   the   Philippines,   as   well   as   to   Nepal, Australia,   Vanuatu   and   The Solomon   Islands.      Her   Biblical   teaching   on   “The   Person   and   works   of   the   Holy   Spirit”   and   “Women   in   Ministry”,   in   particular, have   influenced   many.   She   currently   worships   at   the   United   Reformed   Church   in   Newquay   and   follows   her   calling   as   an itinerant   preacher/teacher,   writer   and   singer-songwriter   around   the   UK   and   the   world,   as   opportunities   allow.   More   information at www.breakthroughcounselling.com   Anita Anita Mycock is an artist as well as a professional gardener and a mother of three. She was born in Wiltshire and grew up in the Quantock Hills in Somerset.  She studied at Sunderland University, gaining a BA (Hons) in Fine Art.  She married and brought up her three children in the north of England where, for much of the time, she home-schooled them.  She has a married son and two daughters. In 2005, Anita and the children moved to Cornwall.  Then in 2007, after many years without any art in her life, she felt the Lord saying “Paint!”  He kept saying it until eventually she took up her brushes again.  Anita paints under the name Anita Oaks. Her paintings tend to have a challenging ‘edge’ that reflects her gift for finding the story within, somehow involving the viewer in the process of exploration and narrative. Much of her work now takes the form of ‘prophetic art’, including taking up opportunities to paint during services, meetings and of course “Dove Days.”  The finished picture, but also the process of watching it emerge, alongside teaching or worship, can add an extra dimension to the experience of those attending. Anita became a Christian in 1982, having accepted a university place as far from home as possible.  For accommodation, she found a bed-sit in a large, shared house with a typical shared space for the mail.  Came the day she found a leaflet addressed to no one in particular but which was headed “JUST FOR YOU”.  It announced an evangelical outreach by a team from Cliff College.  She went along and although she had been sent to Sunday School, although she had been confirmed, this was the first time that she truly “heard the Gospel”.  “A light bulb came on.”  She joined a house group and asked questions, questions, questions.  After many weeks of “It can’t be that easy” and “I’m not worthy”, she was at last able to say a prayer accepting the Lord Jesus into her life. More information at www.artbyanita.co.uk  Jules Jules   Hatch   is   a   business   consultant   specialising   in   residential   property   development.      She   currently   works   with   several   national housebuilders,   having   a   previous   background   of   senior   management   in   the   industry.   Jules   has   been   married to   Jonathan   for   two   years   and   between   them   they   have   three   children   aged   21,   12   and   10. Together,   they   are members   of   the   ministry   team   at   Celebration   Church,   a   group   of   house   churches   in   Camelford,   Cornwall. This   is   where   Jules   first   met Annie   and   caught   the   vision   of   The   House   of   Doves   in   2010.   Brought   up   in   a Roman   Catholic   family   in   Kent,   Jules   learned   from   the   nuns   of   the   neighbouring   convent   a   lifelong appreciation   of   the   power   of   silence   and   of   ‘coming   away’.      She   also   acquired   an   enormous   amount   of knowledge   about   God,   but   this   did   not   lead   to   a   personal   relationship   with   Jesus.   She   became   part   of   a banking   graduate   trainee   scheme,   gaining   a   degree   in   Management   Studies   with   Business   Administration and   the   appointment   as   Branch   Manager   in   ‘the   City’   by   the   age   of   23. After   ten   years   of   climbing   the   corporate   ladder   –   during which   time   Jules   married   and   daughter   Alice   was   born   -   she   entered   several   dark   years   of   post-natal   depression,   divorce   and despair.   In   2003,   she   moved   to   Port   Isaac,   studied   horticulture   at   college   with   the   RHS   and   launched   a   gardening   business.      Jules knew   Cornwall   was   part   of   the   key   to   her   healing   but   felt   ‘something’   was   still   missing.      After   attending   an   Alpha   course,   she accepted   Jesus   in   her   life   -   at   last   her   previous   ‘head-knowledge’   of   God   made   sense.   Jules   is   passionate   about   marriage   and family   issues   and   hopes   to   develop   a   ministry   in   this   area.   She   also   looks   forward   to   finding   fresh   expression   for   her   horticulture experience   within   the   Dove   vision   -   prayer   gardens   to   enjoy   God’s   presence   and   kitchen   gardens   to   enjoy   God’s   abundance!   She also   carries   a   longing   to   tell   as   many   others   as   possible   about   the   life-saving   salvation   of   Jesus   that   so   richly   blesses   her   life   each day. Annie Annie Frazer Simpson is the keeper of the House of Doves vision.  She has spent many years living through, as well as researching the difficulties from which she now hopes to rescue other people. She teaches life skills in a Christian context, in groups and one-to-one, and is currently working on a book which will endeavour to illustrate the experiences that have taught her what she now shares. These accumulated insights have been gained during a career that has included teaching, classical music performance, historical research, publishing, marketing and management.  She has a BA from the Open University, a Cert Ed gained at The College of Sarum St Michael in Salisbury, a performer’s Licentiateship of Trinity College of Music, London, and a postgraduate qualification from University of Surrey covering post-redundancy and career change issues. Annie was formerly the first woman chair of the Central London Branch of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a member of both the National Council and the National Executive of that body. She has also served as a mentor for the Prince’s Trust. One of those people who, from childhood, ‘always knew there was God’, Annie remembers her earliest awareness of Him happening when she was about five. As an adult, she became involved in church-based Christianity through village church membership in Dorset where she grew up. Moving to London, she joined a church with a strong emphasis on retreat work, then served as a Pastoral Assistant and leader of a Healing Team in Surrey, and later as a member of Deanery Synod in Wiltshire. She then spent some time as an attender at Quaker Meeting and is now a member of a House Church here in North Cornwall.  On the way she spent some years with Christchurch, Deal therapeutic faith community in Kent, where she collected and edited stories from members of that community for “Changed Lives” (P R Holmes and S B Williams, Authentic Media).  Her own approach to coming alongside people has been inspired in part by the experience and understanding she gained there.  Annie sees her life as a journey into ever deeper relationship with God.
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The team are pleased to have in place as their Spiritual Adviser, The Reverend Sandy Zondervan.
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© Kestrel Solutions / The House of Doves 2016 - 2017. All Rights Reserved.
The House of Doves
 A Christian Retreat Ministry in North Cornwall
Who We Are. ‘a safe place which is also an enabling place’
Christian Retreat in Cornwall
A Retreat House for North Cornwall House of Doves Ministries.
t: 01840 211093
Veronica Veronica Sharpe was the first person to come alongside ‘The House of Doves’ when it was still barely the germ of an idea. She is a member of the Community of the Word of God in Hackney, East London, a Community committed to a regular prayer life and a ministry of hospitality and availability, plus the organisation of quiet days and longer retreats. Veronica also supports the local church of St Barnabas, Homerton as its voluntary Administrator.  She serves as church treasurer and also has responsibility for its music.  She plays both organ and piano as well as happily encouraging participation by any instrumentalists who may join the congregation from time to time. Veronica was admitted and licensed as a Reader in the Anglican Church in 2006 and continues to preach regularly in the London Diocese. Having become a Christian at age eleven, she joined a local church at fourteen, singing in the church choir until she went to college.   She trained as a teacher at the College of Sarum St Michael in Salisbury and subsequently gained a BA from the Open University.  At Sarum, she took the opportunity to make a particular study of Continuing Adult Education, in which she remains keenly interested. Veronica worked in the charity sector for a number of years as a press officer and fund raiser, later moving into employment training as a desktop publishing tutor before joining the Community of the Word of God in 1991. Geraldine Geraldine Ashton is a nurse with extensive experience in General Practice.  She is married to David and has two grown-up children, a son-in-law and a baby grandson. She has degrees in Theology and Practical Theology. Geraldine was born in Glasgow, into a staunch Roman Catholic family and always believed in God.  When she was fourteen years old, she had a “Samuel experience” during a church service and heard the call of God to become a priest.  She remained undeterred when she realised that women couldn’t be priests in the Roman Catholic Church.  However, it wasn’t until 1991 that she became ‘born again’ at a Billy Graham rally: this was to change her life forever. A series of experiences in church and on mission, as well as her degree studies, confirmed her sense of vocation to minister in rural churches, which she has done at home and abroad, preaching “the Gospel of God’s grace and repentance that leads to new life in Christ.”  She continues to feel led to search for the ‘lost coins’, the people who come to church but don’t know Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. Geraldine is at present ministering in the Anglican Church, within the North Cornwall Cluster of Churches, and as a guest preacher in the North Cornwall Methodist Church. She is also undertaking a Master’s Degree in Practical Theology. Geraldine shares the vision of many, to see Spiritual Revival begin in Cornwall and spread to the rest of the UK and beyond. She is a Christians Against Poverty Money Coach and holds a European Computer Driving Licence, Level 2." Emma Emma   McPhail   is   currently   concentrating   on   developing   her skills    as    a    counsellor    and    life    coach. She   hopes   to   harness   both   secular   and Christian    insights    in    establishing    her own              counselling              practice, “Breakthrough    Counselling    Services”, based   in   Newquay,   Cornwall.   She   holds a   level   4   Diploma   in   Counselling   and Psychotherapy.    Coming    from    a    non-Christian    background Emma    discovered    the    love    of    Jesus    as    a    9-year-old    at    a church   kids’   holiday   club.      She   saw   a   lady   playing   a   guitar and   talking   about   the   good   news   and   “knew”   that   was   what she   would   be   doing   when   she   grew   up.      Not   surprisingly,   she is   now   a   gifted   singer-songwriter   and   worship   leader.   Em   was radically   filled   with   the   Holy   Spirit   at   the   age   of   eleven   and felt   called   to   serve   God   with   her   whole   life.      She   graduated from   Mattersey   Hall   (AoG)   Bible   College   with   a   Diploma   in Christian   Ministry   (Distinction,   a   2:1   BA   (Hons)in   Biblical Theology    and    an    MA    in    Pentecostal/Charismatic    Studies.      She    has    taught    at    Primary,    Secondary    and    Post-16    level education,   was   Co-leader   of   Wadebridge   Christian   Centre   for four   years,   and   also   worked   as   an   Associate   Minister   in   a Student   café-style   Presbyterian   Church   at   Otago   University   in New   Zealand   for   three   years.   Her   travels   as   a   missionary   evangelising,   healing,   preaching   and   teaching,   having   taken her   to   Burkina   Faso   in   West   Africa,   Kerala,   Tamil   Nadu   and Andhra   Pradesh   in   India,   Mindanao   in   the   Philippines,   as well    as    to    Nepal,    Australia,    Vanuatu    and    The    Solomon Islands.      Her   Biblical   teaching   on   “The   Person   and   works   of the   Holy   Spirit”   and   “Women   in   Ministry”,   in   particular,   have influenced    many.    She    currently    worships    at    the    United Reformed   Church   in   Newquay   and   follows   her   calling   as   an itinerant     preacher/teacher,     writer     and     singer-songwriter around   the   UK   and   the   world,   as   opportunities   allow.   More information at www.breakthroughcounselling.com   Anita Anita Mycock is an artist as well as a professional gardener and a mother of three. She was born in Wiltshire and grew up in the Quantock Hills in Somerset.  She studied at Sunderland University, gaining a BA (Hons) in Fine Art.  She married and brought up her three children in the north of England where, for much of the time, she home- schooled them.  She has a married son and two daughters. In 2005, Anita and the children moved to Cornwall.  Then in 2007, after many years without any art in her life, she felt the Lord saying “Paint!”  He kept saying it until eventually she took up her brushes again.  Anita paints under the name Anita OaksHer paintings tend to have a challenging ‘edge’ that reflects her gift for finding the story within, somehow involving the viewer in the process of exploration and narrative. Much of her work now takes the form of ‘prophetic art’, including taking up opportunities to paint during services, meetings and of course “Dove Days.”  The finished picture, but also the process of watching it emerge, alongside teaching or worship, can add an extra dimension to the experience of those attending. Anita became a Christian in 1982, having accepted a university place as far from home as possible.  For accommodation, she found a bed-sit in a large, shared house with a typical shared space for the mail.  Came the day she found a leaflet addressed to no one in particular but which was headed “JUST FOR YOU”.  It announced an evangelical outreach by a team from Cliff College.  She went along and although she had been sent to Sunday School, although she had been confirmed, this was the first time that she truly “heard the Gospel”.  “A light bulb came on.”  She joined a house group and asked questions, questions, questions.  After many weeks of “It can’t be that easy” and “I’m not worthy”, she was at last able to say a prayer accepting the Lord Jesus into her life. More information at www.artbyanita.co.uk  Jules Jules   Hatch   is   a   business   consultant   specialising   in   residential property    development.        She    currently works         with         several         national housebuilders,       having       a       previous background    of    senior    management    in the   industry.   Jules   has   been   married   to Jonathan    for    two    years    and    between them   they   have   three   children   aged   21, 12   and   10.   Together,   they   are   members   of   the   ministry   team at    Celebration    Church,    a    group    of    house    churches    in Camelford,   Cornwall.   This   is   where   Jules   first   met Annie   and caught   the   vision   of The   House   of   Doves   in   2010.   Brought   up in   a   Roman   Catholic   family   in   Kent,   Jules   learned   from   the nuns   of   the   neighbouring   convent   a   lifelong   appreciation   of the    power    of    silence    and    of    ‘coming    away’.        She    also acquired   an   enormous   amount   of   knowledge   about   God,   but this   did   not   lead   to   a   personal   relationship   with   Jesus.   She became   part   of   a   banking   graduate   trainee   scheme,   gaining   a degree   in   Management   Studies   with   Business   Administration and   the   appointment   as   Branch   Manager   in   ‘the   City’   by   the age   of   23.   After   ten   years   of   climbing   the   corporate   ladder   during   which   time   Jules   married   and   daughter Alice   was   born -    she    entered    several    dark    years    of    post-natal    depression, divorce   and   despair.   In   2003,   she   moved   to   Port   Isaac,   studied horticulture     at     college     with     the     RHS     and     launched     a gardening   business.      Jules   knew   Cornwall   was   part   of   the   key to   her   healing   but   felt   ‘something’   was   still   missing.      After attending   an   Alpha   course,   she   accepted   Jesus   in   her   life   -   at last   her   previous   ‘head-knowledge’   of   God   made   sense.   Jules is   passionate   about   marriage   and   family   issues   and   hopes   to develop   a   ministry   in   this   area.   She   also   looks   forward   to finding    fresh    expression    for    her    horticulture    experience within    the    Dove    vision    -    prayer    gardens    to    enjoy    God’s presence   and   kitchen   gardens   to   enjoy   God’s   abundance!   She also   carries   a   longing   to   tell   as   many   others   as   possible   about the   life-saving   salvation   of   Jesus   that   so   richly   blesses   her   life each day. Annie Annie Frazer Simpson is the keeper of the House of Doves vision.  She has spent many years living through, as well as researching the difficulties from which she now hopes to rescue other people. She teaches life skills in a Christian context, in groups and one-to-one, and is currently working on a book which will endeavour to illustrate the experiences that have taught her what she now shares. These accumulated insights have been gained during a career that has included teaching, classical music performance, historical research, publishing, marketing and management.  She has a BA from the Open University, a Cert Ed gained at The College of Sarum St Michael in Salisbury, a performer’s Licentiateship of Trinity College of Music, London, and a postgraduate qualification from University of Surrey covering post-redundancy and career change issues. Annie was formerly the first woman chair of the Central London Branch of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a member of both the National Council and the National Executive of that body. She has also served as a mentor for the Prince’s Trust. One of those people who, from childhood, ‘always knew there was God’, Annie remembers her earliest awareness of Him happening when she was about five. As an adult, she became involved in church-based Christianity through village church membership in Dorset where she grew up. Moving to London, she joined a church with a strong emphasis on retreat work, then served as a Pastoral Assistant and leader of a Healing Team in Surrey, and later as a member of Deanery Synod in Wiltshire. She then spent some time as an attender at Quaker Meeting and is now a member of a House Church here in North Cornwall.  On the way she spent some years with Christchurch, Deal therapeutic faith community in Kent, where she collected and edited stories from members of that community for “Changed Lives” (P R Holmes and S B Williams, Authentic Media).  Her own approach to coming alongside people has been inspired in part by the experience and understanding she gained there.  Annie sees her life as a journey into ever deeper relationship with God.
ANITA                         ANNIE                      EMMA      
GERALDINE             VERONICA                   JULES
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The team are pleased to have in place as their Spiritual Adviser, The Reverend Sandy Zondervan.
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