Ali Dorey

Director of Training

Ali Dorey joined the Fresh Expressions team in July 2015 as Director of Training, with responsibility for our overall training strategy, as well as the continuing development of our mission shaped ministry course.

Ali also serves in the Diocese of Sheffield as Mission Development Coordinator for North Sheffield Estates where she works across eight parishes. She previously helped to establish and run the Church Army Pioneer Hub and has been leading mission shaped ministry in Sheffield as part of the course team for four years.

Ali has worked extensively in community development and teaching, before going on to train for ordained ministry at Cranmer Hall, Durham. Following ordination in 2007, she worked as a parish priest in Doncaster for four years before moving to her current role developing mission in North Sheffield.

Ali is also a Companion with Contemplative Fire, a fresh expression of church which has since become an Acknowledged Community within the Anglican Communion. With a BA in Biblical Studies and Music and an MA in Theology and Ministry, Ali is a pianist who enjoys playing and listening to many kinds of music - including classical, jazz and rock. Sometimes this involves her playing keyboard in the Christian rock band Metanoia which offers alternative worship within the sacramental tradition through the 'Rock Mass'. She sings in Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus and lives in a community house at Pitsmoor.

Ali says,

I am delighted to be given the opportunity to work with the national Fresh Expressions team. This team have done extraordinary work over the past ten years in equipping the Church to engage effectively and lovingly with the world. We will be trusting God to lead us into all that the future holds. I anticipate exciting and unpredictable times ahead!