Bethel Sozo UK is registered as a Charity in the UK with;
- Charity Commission for England & Wales, Charity number 1154100
- The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, Charity number SC044708
Our accounts are independently examined each year, as required by the Charity Commission. They can be viewed on the website for the Charity Commission for England & Wales.
The Trustees are the group responsible for Governance of the charity.
The day to day affairs of the charity are managed by Christine West (also a trustee), Ruth Burnham and David West.
National Facilitator, UK & Trustee
Christine has been married to David for over 35 years and loves being a mum to 3 boys, Paul, Marc and Adam and ‘Nana’ to 4 wonderful grandchildren.
Armed with a Bachelor of Divinity from King’s College London and a teaching qualification from Roehampton University, she embarked on a career teaching Religious Studies in a variety of senior schools for some 30 years.
Christine was then “head hunted” to be the Education Liaison Manager for an International Aid Charity. She says that visiting impoverished townships in Africa was, “life changing”.
She eventually left this post to look after her elderly parents who are now “having a party in heaven”.
Alongside her decades of passion for the prophetic ministry, Christine has been pastoring people in various leadership capacities for over 30 years. Her passion for seeing people live whole & free, almost inevitably, led her to the first ever Bethel Sozo Training event in the UK back in 2008. Since then, Christine has thoroughly enjoyed training church teams and mentoring Sozo practitioners across the UK and occasionally internationally. She says that what she loves about Bethel Sozo is, “…the freedom that it facilitates, seeing people more intimately connected to Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit. It is a joy to see people leaving their Sozo session free from the lies that have shut them down and the unhealed wounds that have held them back”.
David, not surprisingly, has been happily married to Christine for over 35 years – for which, he says, she gets all the credit! Having trained as a teacher, David chose a career in Human Resources eventually becoming HR Director for a Global Logistics business. In early 2010, David was Chief Executive of an International Aid Charity in the UK serving schools in the poorest parts of the world, mostly in Africa.
Having a passion for the Prophetic for the past 25 years has made that his ministry focus. His vision is to train, coach & release others into greater levels of gifting creating a prophetic culture across the whole church – rather than a group of gifted specialists.
David first encountered Bethel Sozo in 2008 at a UK Basic Training course run by Dawna & Teresa from Bethel, Redding. Sozo has brought David new levels of personal freedom that had previously eluded him and transformed the way that he ministers both in prayer & prophetically.
David’s experience in business and the not for profit charity sector means he will also have responsibility for governance, finance and charitable status of the Bethel Sozo ministry in the UK.
National Facilitator, UK
As a Licensed Lay Minister (LLM) in the Rochester Diocese for the Church of England, Ruth is an active member of her local Anglican community working especially with marginalised people groups.
This resonates well with Ruth’s professional career in the health and social care sector for 21 years.
As a qualified counsellor, helping people to break free from the past and walk in their God given destiny has taken many forms over the years
Ruth has been involved in the Sozo since Dawna and Teresa first brought this ministry to the UK in 2008 when they delivered the first UK 4 day training at her home church.
Since 2009 she has enjoyed leading a Sozo team and mentoring and training teams in the Bethel Sozo ministry in the South East of the UK.
Ruth was appointed joint National Facilitator with Christine in 2013. In 2019 Teresa Liebscher released Ruth to train and mentor church teams in the Shabar ministry, Ruth is currently the only person in the UK able to deliver that training.
The joy of seeing many, many people experience freedom and real connection with Father God, Jesus and Holy Spirit through the Bethel Sozo ministry fuels Ruth’s passion for this ministry to become more and more widely available in churches in the UK. She considers it an honour and a privilege to partner with Christine and David in serving individuals and churches as part of the Bethel Sozo UK Leadership Team.
She is mum to 2 daughters and proud grandma to 6 grandchildren..