Grace Bally is Course Coordinator for the Beginning Theology Programme. She has MAs in Christian Ministries (Pentecostal Theological Seminary), Christian Leadership (St Mellitus College) and an MSc in Computing for Commerce & Industry (Open University). She is presently studying for her doctorate in Transitional Christian Leadership. For many years, Grace has been heavily involved in youth ministry at a local, regional and national level within the denominations that she has served. Her commercial career spans over 20 years where she has largely been in the oil and retail industries developing change plans and delivering IT and Business transformation (and still provides services on a part-time basis). Grace is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Chair of Bringing Hope, a charity that provides a rehabilitation programme for young prison inmates and support to their families. In her spare time, Grace enjoys attending operas, writing short stories and watching sci-fi movies (especially with her two children). Her greatest ambition is to write books and a Christian musical.