Our Team.

Rachael Newham – Founder and Trainer

Rachael Newham founded ThinkTwice in 2010 after visiting mental health inpatient units throughout Hertfordshire as part of her degree course. She holds a research master’s entitled ‘Towards a Contemporary Pastoral Theology of Clinical Depression’ from the London School of Theology and now spends much of her time travelling the country preaching, speaking and writing about issues related to faith and mental health.

She has written a book “Learning to Breathe” which is published by SPCK and charts her story alongside a theology of mental health and she writes freelance for a number of publications. Rachael lives in Hertfordshire with husband and baby son along with lots of books and Phil’s bicycle paraphernalia! She blogs regularly at www.rachaelnewham.com, while drinking lots of coffee and indulging in her love of photography on Instagram. She can also be found tweeting @RachaelNewham90

Beth Gault – Social Media and Promotion Co-ordinator

Beth joined the ThinkTwice team in 2018 to co-ordinate our social media, marketing and promotional activities. Beth is a journalist and has worked for various national magazines over the past five years. 

Beth works to ensure ThinkTwice has a sustained and effective presence in both social media and Christian publications, ensuring as many people as possible can engage with us and benefit from our work.


Mark Bowdery – Chair 

Mark studied with Rachael at London School of Theology when ThinkTwice was founded. A couple of years later he joined the Trustee board and took over the role of Chair in 2015. Mark works in the financial services, and brings his experience of good governance to the running of ThinkTwice. Mark lives in Surrey with his wife and young son.

Tom Cox – Treasurer

Tom is the Minister at Oadby Baptist Church. A mathematician at A-Level, Tom has always had a keen eye for numbers and so when the role of Treasurer was advertised for, it seemed like an ideal way to begin his involvement with ThinkTwice. 

He is involved in officiating in both tennis and hockey at national level, loves US comedy shows, classic British dramas and wears shorts even in the winter (he’s from up North!)

Tom can be contacted for anything number-related and for information about how to donate to us at treasurer@thinktwiceinfo.org

Kelly Maxted

Kelly studied theology at London School of Theology, graduating in 2011. She now lives in Buckinghamshire with her husband and two sons, where she helps to run the toddler group at her local church. Kelly loves the National Trust, avocados, tea and days out with her family. Kelly got involved in ThinkTwice after meeting Rachael at LST. Now a Trustee with a particularly responsibility for fundraising, she is excited to see ThinkTwice reach new people across the country.

Katherine Melling

Katherine is the office administrator at St Peter’s Church, Chalfont St Peter, and is the mum to two fantastic and mind-boggling young boys. Previously, she studied French and Italian at university and then qualified as a librarian, working in a variety of roles at UCL and Oxford.  Having moved several times in the UK and the USA, where she was confirmed in a wonderful church in Cary, North Carolina, Katherine has recently settled in Buckinghamshire.  She is privileged to be a trustee of ThinkTwice and excited about supporting churches in their understanding of and pastoral work in mental health.

The Trustees can be contacted at trustees@thinktwiceinfo.org

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