david wells

  David has contributed to the production of catechetical resources in the UK and North America and spoken at more than 350 conferences worldwide. He is a regular contributor to the Religious Education Congress at Anaheim in California, where over 30,000 delegates gather to hear some of the world's most prolific religious writers. In the USA he was a contributor to the Echoes in Faith Programme by RCL Benziger. He has also spoken at some of the largest gatherings of teachers in Canada and appeared on Canadian television. In the UK he has presented at conferences in every diocese in England and Wales, served on several working parties for the Bishop's Conference of England and Wales, guest lectures at three English Universities, and in 2000 he scripted and produced the video series "You, your Children and their Catholic faith" which sold widely throughout the English speaking Church. He has published two books, The Reluctant Disciple and The Grateful Disciple, both available from Redemptorist Publications. The Reluctant Disciple was Redemptorist's best selling book of 2015. Bishop Malcolm McMahon Chair of the Department for Education and Formation in the Bishop's Conference described David as a "Remarkable and gifted speaker." In 2016 David worked with CaFE productions to produce "The Best is yet to Come", a catechesis for the over 60's. He also produced with CymFed the highly popular "Love Chooses You" an animation of the life of Jesus in 6 minutes, aimed at teenagers. Last year David visited New Zealand for the first time working with priests, teachers and catechists in the Diocese of Auckland where he received a wonderful Kiwi welcome. 

David is married to Alison and they have three grown up children and a very badly behaved dog. David's eldest son Sam, has just begun a teaching career in mathematics. David now lives on the South Coast of England where, when he has an opportunity, he sits on his boat pretending he understands the sea. 

 

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