Revd Dr Donna Lazenby is Director of St Mellitus College, South West and Tutor and Lecturer in Christian Spirituality and Apologetics at St Mellitus College. She completed the BA in Philosophy and Theology, MPhil in Philosophy of Religion and PhD in Theology at Cambridge University’s Divinity Faculty. Her doctoral thesis won a John Templeton Award for Theological Promise in 2011. In 2014 she published 'A Mystical Philosophy: Transcendence and Immanence in the Works of Virginia Woolf and Iris Murdoch' with Bloomsbury, and in 2017 'Divine Sparks: Everyday Encounters with God’s Incoming Kingdom' with SPCK. Between 2015-2017 she pioneered and led The Hayes Church, a fresh expression of Church and Church plant, in the Diocese of Southwark. Donna is married to Chris Thomson who is Consultant Pioneer Priest for the Diocese of Truro's Transforming Mission Project, a Coach for the London Centre for Church Planting and Church Growth, and founder of the evangelistic YouTube Channel 'God Stories Today'.