Christian charity, Faith in Later Life has announced the appointment of Alexandra Drew to take forward its work to inspire and equip Christians to reach, serve and empower older people in every community, through the local Church.
Alexandra (known as Alex) joins Faith in Later Life from The West of England Baptist Network and Seventy-two. where she has had a thorough grounding in operational management and communications to support churches and individuals as they join in with God’s mission to make disciples.
Alexandra came to a living faith in Jesus through an Alpha Course at the age of 31 and understands what it is to make this counter-cultural but life-changing decision to follow Jesus as an adult.
Speaking of her new role, Alexandra Drew, incoming Lead Officer, said: “I’m delighted to be asked to lead Faith in Later Life into the next season of its work to be the Christian voice for older people within and beyond the church.
“Having volunteered with and alongside the charity in the early days, I know that Faith in Later Life is a much-needed ministry. We have a wonderful opportunity to honour and love those in their later years by encouraging and equipping the local church to support older people through challenging times, to share the good news of Jesus with them, and to enable older Christians to flourish in their lifelong calling and personal discipleship. What a privilege!
Much has been said about how the pandemic has shone a light on the loneliness that older people feel, but I believe the church is ideally equipped and positioned to lead the way in telling a different story in which older people are valued and seen for the vibrant and impactful lives they model in our society.”