David Goodacre, Great North Festival, NECTER Treasurer
David Goodacre is a retired Anglican Priest, currently organizing the Great North Festival, a year-long festival taking place across the region about celebrating innovation and rediscovering hope. He was ordained in 1960 and has worked since in Stockton-on-Tees, Birtley, Sunderland and Ovingham. From 1981 to 2001 he was Vicar of Ovingham and Adviser in pastoral care and counselling in Newcastle Diocese. Since 2001 he has worked with the West End Refugee Service, providing a counselling service for asylum seekers. He continues work as a Spiritual Director. He was treasurer of NECTER from 2012 to early in 2015.