Rev Ulrike Bell
Ulrike was born and raised in Germany. She studied Theology in Heidelberg, Jerusalem and Berlin and was ordained as a Lutheran Pastor before coming over to the UK in 2004 to serve the German-speaking Lutheran congregations of West London.
After meeting her husband, Stephen, they decided to live in Oxfordshire, where Ulrike worked first as a hospital chaplain for three years and then as a URC minister in the small rural congregation of Aston Tirrold URC for five years.
She followed the call to the Forest Group in summer 2015.
Ulrike and Stephen have two children, Emily and Mariella (and two guinnea pigs).
Her heart is in bringing people together, promoting meaningful worship and and enhancing Christian community living.