KarenKaren 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 and part of Shedhead, a creative arts business and independent publishing house.

She has recently 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.


DebDeborah 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 she has overseen the recent development of Antioch’s work in the community supporting people who are struggling financially and managing a social enterprise working with ex-offenders.

Also part of Shedhead, she is a book designer, publisher, and artist currently working on a body of work inspired by scripture.

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. Establishing cyfeillion-friends is the next step on this journey.