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 enhancing Christian community living.
You can contact Ulrike directly on email@example.com.
Solomon Aryee-Brown, placement student for Ministry of Word and Sacrament
Solomon, a Christian with a Baptist, Presbyterian and Methodist background, is a fifth year student training for the URC ministry at the Northern College in Manchester as a stipendiary minister.
He and his wife Paulina have four children: Michelle, Bridget, Rachel and Nathanael.
Solomon was commissioned as an assembly accredited lay preacher of the URC in 2007/8, became a local church leader at Ray Lodge URC and was thereafter with the East London Group of churches in 2012.
He is very passionate about pastoral care and evangelism. He considers himself to be an enabler who strives to encourage God’s people to put their faith into action.
He is open to exploring God’s love with people of different faith backgrounds and talking to people about spiritual sustenance and wellbeing. He looks for ways of opening platforms where experiences, knowledge and skills are shared to improve and build relationships.