Mark Ireland was ordained in Blackburn Cathedral and served for fourteen years as a curate and vicar in Lancashire, before becoming Lichfield Diocesan Missioner. In 2007, he returned to parish ministry as Vicar of All Saints Wellington with Eyton, in Shropshire, and he is now Archdeacon of Blackburn. Mark has coauthored several books, including , and is a member of the Archbishops' Council.
Mike Chew has been the business excellence director for Philips Lighting, and was responsible for the development and implementation of the Philips global improvement strategy process, while also being churchwarden of an Anglican parish in Lancashire. He is currently serving as MAP and growth strategy facilitator for the Blackburn diocese.