Our Team

Space to Breathe works as a collective of experienced and professional people based all over the UK.

Our team each bring different skills and approaches but each is deeply versed in everyday spirituality and able to bring imaginative and pioneering approaches to any settings.

Andy Freeman 

Andy is the Director and Founder of Space to Breathe.  He has experience in Youth Work and as a Lecturer (Oxford Brookes, Durham University.)  Andy founded Space to Breathe after working with the 24-7 Prayer and Church Mission Society movements.  He is an expert in Franciscan and Ignatian Spirituality and has an MA in Theology from Oxford Brookes University.  Andy is also an associate teacher with CMS and St Peters Sheffield on the Durham Common Awards programme.

Andy lives in Sheffield and has has five beautiful kids.  He’s married to Fi.  Andy loves to read, to garden, to bake bread and to watch films and he also loves Cricket.  Andy is a performance poet and has produced a book of his work called Cadence Cries.

You can follow him on Twitter @AndyFMusings.

You can contact him at andy@spacetobreathe.eu.

Fi Freeman 

Fi works part-time with Space to Breathe and particularly specialises in our work with Schools.  Fi has worked for over 10 years with a school in Basingstoke and has extensive experience in teaching Art across Primary and Secondary ages groups up to GCSE.

Fi is married to Andy and lives in Sheffield.  She loves anything creative and is a keen traveller.   She has two grown up sons.

Fi is joining the Space to Breathe team on a permanent basis in February 2018.

You can find Fi on Twitter @fabby_fi.

You can contact her at fi@spacetobreathe.eu

Nicky Redsell

Nicky loves to innovate and has extensive experience of growing ideas and projects collaboratively. She has been a trainer at Ridley Hall Theological College, alongside providing pastoral and spiritual support for those based there. Much of this work has been through the Centre for Pioneer Learning.

Nicky describes herself as a hopeful planner and dreamer. She has a deep desire to see the potential of others bear fruit. Seeing everyone as valued and unique, Nicky is convinced that each person has the capacity to bring something good and life-giving to their communities and beyond.

Alongside the above, Nicky is a spiritual director, nurturing the growth of others. She is a qualified teacher and musician, who worked for over 20 years in primary schools.

Nicky lives near Cambridge with her husband, Corin. She loves friendship, soup, growing vegetables and is a fan of independent coffee shops.

You can follow Nicky and her thoughts on life at http://nickyredsell.wordpress.com/


You can contact her at nicky@spacetobreathe.eu

Steve Leach 

Steve is part of the Space to Breathe family and gets involved in a number of our projects.  He is also resident DJ for Proost events and brings music and creative flair to everything we do.

You can follow him on social media @djsteveleach.




Space to Breathe also works with a number of other writers and consultants who form part of the family.  For more details contact us at info@spacetobreathe.eu