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Josh Erb

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CEO and Director 

Josh is a visionary leader sold out to the Jesus-model of raising and equipping Christian world-changers. He Co-founded Soul Edge Ministries with his twin brother, Joel, at just 19 after interning with Mike Pilavachi at Soul Survivor. During this time, Josh ministered in the UK and around the World learning from Mike, with a season of his internship in Malaysia. Josh is passionate about developing community and leaders who transform culture. While seeing the big picture, Josh is also second-to-none at 1:1 discipleship and pastoral care.

 

Josh is also Senior Pastor at Via Comox, Cumberland (formally serving Herbert Crossroads in SK)  and an avid adventurer who can be found ice climbing and training for long distance races. He is also a worship leader and member of the on-call Herbert Fire department. He can also be found coaching Biathlon up at Mt. Washington. 

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Kiri Erb

Teacher and Administrator 

Kiri pours her heart into each Soul Edge team, sharing from her depth of theological and cross-subject knowledge in order to help students capture the vibrancy of the Gospel. Kiri has a BA in Politics and International Relations from Nottingham University, UK, with a year at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She is currently working on her MA systematic and Philosophical Theology with the University of Nottingham.  Kiri is an avid runner and writer. She hopes to have her cross-genre book, 'Love, War and the Mess in-between' in print in the near future. 

Kiri is also wife to Josh Erb and mom to Caleb (9) Lydia (8) and Zoe (5).

She started as a Girls Team Leader for Soul Edge in 2009 after a range of ministry and mission experience. 

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Sebastian Gray

New Zealand Director 

 

After graduating from Soul Edge in 2010, Seb worked for the Christian outdoors organisation Rock UK. He then came back in 2013, 2014 and 2015 as a Team Leader. After that, Seb was Chief Instructor (Activity Manager) at Rock UK Carroty Wood in Kent. He has also managed to Lead World Challenge Teams on adventures in destinations such as Morocco. He has both his Summer and Winter Mountain Leader qualifications. 

 

Seb is an absolutely incredible leader, full of passion and a desire to see lives and culture transformed. 

 

Seb is the New Zealand base director, which launched in 2020. He has also been a core member of the Soul Edge PLUS team. This year he is back in Canada while the NZ boarder remains closed. He also launched the Men's Extreme Character Challenge, New Zealand before he flew back for the 2022 Canada course. 

 Soul Edge Canada Team Leaders

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Jael Erb

Assistant Team Leader 

Jael is joining the Soul Edge Canada team this year but has been connected with Soul Edge for many years. Jael went to BSSM in 2016 and, after graduating went on to study Nursing. She is a Registered Nurse and is an all-round incredible leader. Whether it is serving on worship teams or youth teams, Jael always truly lives the Jesus model lifestyle. 

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Sam Norman

Canada Assistant Leader

After Sam's Soul Edge year in 2018, Sam pursued a degree in Theology at Moorlands in the UK. We invited him back  with us to teach in NZ 2020! He goes all in, challenging the students to go to the edge in all those beautiful and amazing Soul Edge ways! Sam is back leading with us in Canada this year. 

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Bekah Norman

Canada Assistant Leader

Bekah is also a graduate of Moorlands Theological College. She is passionate about seeing people live out their full identity. She loves seeing people cultivating a heart of thankfulness and firm trust in the Lord that is counter-cultural in today's Western society. She also longs to see herself and others sold out for Jesus so that he is the absolute centre of every aspect of lives.

Soul Edge PLUS team 

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Seb Mitchell 

Soul Edge PLUS Team Lead

Seb was such an integral part of his SE year and has a natural aptitude for loving people well. It made sense that (despite being busy doing his MA at Cambridge) he would keep investing into our beautiful SE plus community. We are so thankful for his heart and commitment to our beloved members. 

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Lois Render

Soul Edge PLUS Core Team

Lois was part of our flagship Soul Edge Scotland Program. She is such an incredible woman of God and carries so much hope and joy into an otherwise hurting world. She is a fantastic friend to many and literally changes the environment around her. We are so thankful to know Lois and have her invest into the SE PLUS network. She is also very proudly Welsh ("Cymru am byth" "Wales Forever").

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Edward Birchill 

Soul Edge PLUS Core Team

Ed was also part of our Soul Edge Scotland Program. Ed's heart for service is second to none, and will often go above and beyond, without even looking for any recognition. However, we absolutely recognise the incredible ways in which Edward invests in those around him. This makes him a perfect and much valued member of the SE PLUS Network. Thank you for all your hard work, Ed. 

Soul Edge International Support Team

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Joe Dale

Strategic Planning and Digital Support 

 

Joe did the Soul Edge course in 2020, before staying in Canada to support Soul Edge on digital projects and strategy. Prior to Soul Edge, Joe worked at Google in a digital marketing team, while running his own business on the side. He is passionate about using business for the kingdom and investing in initiatives which transform lives.

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Josh Luetchford

UK SE Admin Team 

 

Josh is a hugely talented illustrator and minister to all ages. Josh's Soul Edge year was 2016 - an all male course! After loving every minute and showing time and time again what an incredible servant leader he is we invited Josh to came back to serve the team on mission in Pelican Narrows during the 2017 course. Josh completed an Internship at Burlington Baptist Church and wonderfully ministers the goodness of the Gospel to all ages. He also led the 2019 Canada Team. 

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Rachel Luetchford

UK SE Admin Team 

 

Rachel did the Soul Edge course back in 2014 where she excelled. She then studied at UEA earning a degree in International Development, where she devoted her dissertation to European Law regarding the Modern Day Slave Trade and Human Trafficking. Since graduation she has been involved in research regarding young adults and leadership in the UK Church at the Forge Leadership Consultancy. Rachel also led the 2019 Canada Team. 

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Pille-Riin Kulla

New Zealand Team Leader 

 

Pille graduated from Soul Edge in 2015 and helped lead the mission phase in Pelican Narrows during the 2016 course. She currently works as a Health Care Assistant and has been training in midwifery. Her dream is to use her health care skills to build relationships with people who don't yet know Jesus, which is why her most recent adventure was to the Philippines to work alongside missionaries there. Pille has a wonderful balance of faith lived out in word and deed. When she is given the chance to take on an adventure she never says no!

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Josh Bush

New Zealand Team Leader 

Josh successfully completed the Soul Edge course in 2014 showing a real aptitude for learning and spiritual growth. Since then, he has ministered in the UK and in New Zealand whilst also completing a Bachelor of Arts in Sport and Social Sciences. He is a wonderful spiritual counsellor and a natural evangelist. After leading the 2019 Canada Team he was a core member of the NZ Soul Edge 2020 Team. He is excited to welcome back students to NZ when the borders open once more.