1st August 2018 was the first full day of working for RiverTree Ltd., a new company offering training, coaching and consultancy to organisations, congregations and individuals. Revd. Simon Goddard founded the company in order for him to pursue his passion of helping others become more fruitful in the mission of God.
Simon is the co-author with Chris Duffet of Big Hearted: The Gospel of Simple Words and a Large Heart in which he encourages churches to be gospel telling, gospel dwelling, grace growing, glory glowing, generously giving communities. Until recently he was a regional minister for the Eastern Baptist Association, and prior to that he was the pastor of RE:NEW, a pioneering ecumenical expression of church near Cambridge.
He originally trained at Cambridge University as a primary school teacher before moving into academic administration (during which time he completed an MSc in Organisational Behaviour at Birkbeck College, London University). In 2005 he followed a call into ministry, was accepted for ministerial formation at Spurgeon’s College and was ordained in 2008.