Engage Worship is an expression of the Music and Worship Foundation CIO, a charity that has served since 1984. We aim to resource the local church for creative, sustainable and world-changing worship - read more about this vision here.

This vision is achieved through:

We are aiming to take people broader and deeper into all that worship can be. We are committed to excellence and breadth in music, but also exploring other forms of worship and creativity in church. We are particularly interested in the intersection between worship and other areas of life - worship and mission, worship and the outdoors, worship and creativity... and so on.

To support this ministry, please consider making a donation or setting up a standing order via our Donations page.

About Our Team

Sara and Sam Hargreaves

Sam and Sara were both trained at London School of Theology in Theology, Music and Worship. Sam was on the faculty in the Worship Department at LST for five years, and now returns as a regular guest lecturer. Both Sara and Sam have Masters degrees from King's College London. In 2017 the Royal School of Church Music gave them the Associate award for services to worship in the UK.

They moved to Luton in 2011 where they are active volunteers of St Luke's, Leagrave. They are co-leaders of a missional community in a local park called Park Church.

Previous to this, Sam worked part-time as Worship Minister at St James', Hemingford Grey, Cambridgeshire between 2008-2010, and before that they both served at Ascension, Balham Hill for five years, developing the worship among adults and teenagers. 

Gemma and Timo Scharnowski

Since February 2021 Gemma and Timo have been employed part time to grow and strengthen our work, especially among young adults in a project called Evergreen. As graduates of LST’s Theology, Music & Worship programme, they are passionate about the local church and equipping it for creative and engaging worship in all settings. 

Originally from Germany, Timo came to the UK in 2010 to work for a local church in Guildford, and following this began his studies at LST. He then spent four years working as a Worship Leader for St Michael’s Chester Square in London as well as being a freelance musician. Timo has a Masters in Christianity and the Arts from King's College London.

Gemma is both a visual artist and a musician, and alongside her work for Engage Worship works part-time for 24-7 Prayer. She has previously worked for local churches both in a creative and administrative capacity, and also spent two years working for the Diocese of London.

About Our Trustees

Engage Worship is a ministry of the Music and Worship Foundation CIO. This charity (registered with the UK Charity Commission - Charity Number 1175280) has been running for over 30 years (although changed to the "CIO" status in 2018). A group of trustees oversees the work, ministry and finances of our organisation.

Re Eileen (Eils) Osgood - Chair of trustees. Eils serves Associate Vicar at Holy Trinity Richmond, and has previously worked as a Worship Director and for Tearfund.

Andrew Mitchell - Vice-chair and Secretary of the charity, Andy runs his own business JM Supplies and is expereinced at leading worship.

Ron Jones - Treasurer, Ron has been a mainstay of MWF’s events and ministry for many years, alongside music ministry in his local Baptist Church. He plays the piano, organ, guitar and bass.

Hannah Hodges works at Nexus Institute of Creative Arts alongside serving as a worship leader at St Marks Coventry. She is passionate about singing, songwriting for the church and winning Mario Kart. 

Mwidimi Ndosi - Mwidimi is University Lecturer and Health Researcher in Bristol. Originally from Tanzania, he has experience in training and leading worship in congregations and groups. He worships at Woodlands Church in Bristol and plays the guitar and bass. 

Damian Herbert - Damian is Transformation Programme Director for the Diocese of Worcester, also bringing 8 years’ experience as a Worship Director and over a decade with BIG Ministries. 

Sylvia Kalisch - Finance Secretary for St Michael's Church Chester Square in London with large experience in the charity sector, who loves singing in choirs and worshipping in church services.

Nicholas Bennett - Nick is Churchwarden and Contemporary Worship Leader at Norbury Church, Hazel Grove, and runs a small accountancy practice in his spare time