John Holmstrom


I’m the very proud and often frustrated father of four young adult children (and recently a grandfather!).  I have worked in the homelessness sector for nearly 40 years, the last 9 as   CEO for Turning Tides, a West Sussex based charity. Under my leadership Turning Tides has grown from 50 to 70 staff with an increase from 70 to 300 … Read More

Dave Bevan

Andy Clark

I joined ABOB in 2019, and it has since become my community and my home. When I joined, I found it hard to trust other men, and I didn’t even realise how much I longed for brothers, to support and be supported by men who could be both vulnerable and strong together. I passionately believe that everyone, no matter what … Read More

Ben Phillips


I’m a man wanting to utilise every skill I have and my wealth of experience to make a difference in all spheres of my life – as a husband, a father, an employee, a friend, and an active member of communities (e.g. geographic, church, and ABandOfBrothers charity).  I have a passion for creating nourishing spaces where people can flourish and become … Read More

Cllr Steve Wallis

James Wong

About Steve I was first introduced to A Band of Brothers during a ‘Homecoming’ in June 2019 and attended my ‘Rites of Passage’ in September 2019. I found the experience very powerful, and it helped me understand myself better. I have since trained as a mentor and find this work vitally important. It’s a privilege and honour to be elected … Read More

Alan Larkin

Andy Clark

I am 48 and work as a Maintenance Engineer in a factory close to my home in Camborne.  I live with my 17yr old son, Jake and our dog, Mario. Feeling lost after losing my wife to cancer in 2015, I joined A Band of Brothers in November 2017, not really knowing what it was about. Since then I have … Read More

Chris Thomas


I completed the abandofbrothers rite-of-passage in 2017 and was elected Conductor of ABoB Manchester in December 2019. I have been on a healing journey for most of my adult life, searching for different ways to heal childhood trauma. This journey has taken me from the psychotherapist’s couch, to 12-step meetings and even to living with indigenous tribes in South America. … Read More

Stu Croll


Having heard about abandofbrothers for several years, I decided to get involved in 2018. I was brought up in the East Midlands and got into a fair amount of trouble as a young man, which resulted in me being sent to juvenile detention. I moved to London on my 16th birthday and struggled to find stable housing. I started various … Read More

Berny Auton


I joined abandofbrothers in 2018 looking to give something back to our community. That work has been very rewarding. What I didn’t anticipate is that along the way I would learn so much about myself and in doing so become, I trust, a better Father, Husband, Friend and Man. Every time we ‘circle-up’ I learn more about Men and myself. … Read More