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The work of the Centre for Christianity in Society is carried out by a varied team of volunteers and associates who are all committed to our vision of connecting Christ with contemporary culture and united in our core beliefs and values.


The work of the Centre is planned and overseen by a Board of Directors chaired by Dr Keith Gardiner. 

Dr Keith Gardner

Keith lives outside Lisburn with his wife Ruth and  two daughters.  He is Church Growth Officer in the Diocese of Down & Dromore

Dr Paul Coulter

Paul lives in Lisburn with his wife, Gar-Ling, and their two children.  He is Head of Ministry Operations for Living Leadership

Michael Shaw

Michael lives in Belfast with his wife, Lauren, and their son, Ezra.  He serves as Associate Pastor in Strandtown Baptist Church.

Rachel Shields

Rachel lives outside Belfast with her husband John.  She is a part-time student in theology.

Management team

The Management Team coordinates the day to day work of the Centre. They serve on a voluntary basis.

Dr Paul Coulter

Executive Director

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Gareth Kimpton

Operations Manager


Our associates contribute to the work of the Centre as speakers and authors in areas of expertise. To find out about the criteria associates must meet click here.

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