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Michelle together with her husband Peter is a founder member of Sion Catholic Community for Evangelism. She originally trained as a teacher and taught in a College for 5 years before ministering full time in Sion Community.
In 1998, Michelle completed a Masters Degree in Pastoral Theology at the Cambridge Theological Federation. Her Thesis was titled "Leadership and Ministry in Catholic Parishes". Michelle has a lot of experience in Parish ministry. She led the Sion Parish Mission Team from 1985 until 1988 when she took up the post of the Community's Director of Training, pioneering evangelisation teaching and training. She has a great deal of experience of working full time in the Church, nationally and internationally over the last 25 years; her expertise lies in the areas of evangelism; communication and organisation.
Michelle has been involved in Catholic Charismatic renewal from her youth. She had a "conversion" experience and was baptised in the Holy Spirit as a teenager. She has ministered in CCR all over the world as a conference speaker and teacher.
Michelle's first book "Pass It On" (practical hints on sharing your faith) was published in 1990. A second book, "Crossing The Line" (evangelisation in a Catholic context) followed in 1995. Since then Michelle has written numerous articles for Catholic and ecumenical magazines and journals.
Michelle is currently Chair of the NSC for Catholic Charismatic Renewal in England and Wales and President of ICCRS, the International Council for Renewal in Rome. In 2007 she was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to be a member of the Pontifical Council of the Laity.
One of her desires is to see the next generation of young leaders in CCR trained and equipped for ministry and leadership.