'Reconciliation Enabler' post announced

The Diocese of Coventry is pleased to announce the appointment of Emma Crick de Boom to the post of Reconciliation Enabler.

Working closely with the Archbishop of Canterbury's reconciliation team in both London and Coventry, Emma will mobilise, envision and empower churches and individuals in the Diocese of Coventry and across the West Midlands to engage with 'Difference'.  This is a course that explores what it means to follow Jesus in a divided and conflicted world, equipping people with three formational habits of reconciliation to help see transformation through everyday encounters. The course is designed for both online and in-person groups.

In the Diocese of Coventry, and drawing on the experience of the Cathedral, Emma will build upon the use of the 'Difference' course to embed and better activate the Diocese’s commitment to the gospel of reconciliation.  She will play a key part in enabling the Diocese to engage with the Living in Love and Faith Resources.  She will also be equipping and empowering churches, schools, chaplaincies, and individuals to be ‘Partners together in the Message and Ministry of Reconciliation’ throughout the Whole Diocese.

Emma has an international heritage, having been born in Belgium and living most of her life in the Netherlands.  She also has a mixed background in terms of Church tradition - she was raised in both Catholic and Protestant Pentecostal traditions and has dipped her toes into many Church traditions over the years.

Emma says:

"My name is Emmanuelle Crick de Boom, but please call me Emma and just to get this out the way now, Boom is pronounced like Home but with a B.

I am passionate about the work of reconciliation and its place within God's plan for humanity and look forward to taking up this post.

I have worked with a number of ministries, charities and organisations that focus on community and reconciliation. In my five years living within a Christian community house network in Bristol and spending time at an international community in Switzerland I have become more passionate about community learning and have seen God at work in people's lives through this. Most recently I have been focusing on volunteering with charities that help integrate refugee and asylum seeking individuals and families."

Bishop Christopher says:

“I am delighted that Coventry Diocese’s has the chance to collaborate with the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Reconciliation Ministry in this exciting post. Emma’s appointment will enable the Difference Course to become embedded in the Diocese and for Christian people in the region to live out the gospel in their discipleship as they follow Christ and serve God’s kingdom. I very much look forward to working with Emma and to seeing her gifts bear fruit among us.”

Subject to the usual formalities, Emma will take up this post on the 1st February.