Rebecca McLaughlin joins our trustees

Rebecca McLaughlin has recently joined Crosslands as one of our Trustees, bringing a depth and expertise in cultural engagement and apologetics to the Board. Originally from the UK, she is now based in Cambridge, Massachusetts where she worships with God’s people at Hope Fellowship Church. Rebecca has a PhD in Renaissance literature from Cambridge University and a theology degree from Oak Hill College, and now writes and speaks extensively: she is the author of Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion (2019), 10 Questions Every Teen Should Ask (and Answer) About Christianity (2021) and The Secular Creed: Engaging 5 Contemporary Claims (2021).

Philip Moore, chair of Crosslands’ board, said “We’re thankful to the Lord for Rebecca’s gifting and ministry, for her willingness to serve as a Trustee of Crosslands, and for the new perspectives she will bring to our direction and decision making. Crosslands has grown significantly over the past few years and we’re looking forward to continuing to develop and strengthen our board to ensure our governance reflects and supports the organisation we hope to become”.

Jen Charteris, Crosslands’ Exec Director, added “For the senior leadership team, a strong board with informed, engaged trustees is vital if we are to sustain a healthy, effective ministry – more so now than ever. The Crosslands board serves us all – staff, students and churches – by providing oversight that is marked by energy, wisdom and grace. I’m hugely excited about what Rebecca will add, especially as Crosslands Forum starts to take shape under Dan Strange’s leadership during the next academic year”.