Karen Lowe lives in Llanelli, south Wales with her husband Mark. They have four adult children. Widely travelled, Karen has worked as an expedition leader, a youth/community worker and was senior Leader of Antioch Church for 22 years until 2015. She is a published author, poet and artist.

She has completed an M.A. in Creative Writing, written numerous books including Wild Wandering – an interactive book, drawing from the Celtic Christian tradition, not a ‘nice’ nostalgia but as a challenge to a rawness of adventure, connection and creativity.


Deborah Chapman lives in Llanelli, is single and has worked in a variety of financial contexts in public and private sectors. Part of the Leadership Team of Antioch Church for 16 years until 2016 and oversaw the development of Antioch’s work in the community supporting people who are struggling financially during that time.

She is an artist, photographer and writer and now leads Y Tŷ Celf- The Art House, a collective of artists and makers based in Llanelli. The collective aims to make art the heart of the community by supporting artists and makers and encouraging people to explore their creativity.

Both Karen and Deborah have a long standing interest and connection with Celtic Christianity and have for many years explored the expression of these values in the context of the Antioch Church community in Llanelli, across Wales and the nations.