Storykeepers was produced by Shepherd Films Ltd of Dublin.
    An ecumenical group of investors who came together to back Rev Brian Brown and Dr Andrew Melrose, the creators, Shepherd Ltd was set up to produce this series.


    Coad Media

    Resource development. Coad Media develop teaching resources.
    These are developed in association with national church groups and curriculum agencies, for local use in their countries across the world.

    Product awareness. Once teaching & leadership materials are available CML develops local marketing initiatives to co-ordinate

    • television showings,
    • press releases, and
    • conference teaching workshops to ensure widespread introduction of Storykeepers.
    • Typically this promotional work continues for 3 – 5 years.


    • 3 New Road,
    • Zeals,
    • BA12 6NA


    • 620 West Nottingham Road,
    • Dayton,
    • OH 45405-1905


    Ross Coad, Chief Executive

    Dr Tom Boomershine - responsible for USA

    Rev Amelia Boomershine - responsible for USA

    Ross Coad.

    Ross Coad

    Based in Wiltshire, England,
    Ross worked closely with both Brian Brown and Andrew Melrose, before focusing on the development of Storykeepers as a resource package for all who teach the gospel stories of Jesus.
    Ross is responsible for UK/Ireland, USA & Canada.
    He also leads the commercial management of CML. ross@coadmedia.com

    3 New Road Zeals BA12 6NA
    [Tel: 01747 841 531]

    Tom Boomershine.
    Dr. Thomas E. Boomershine has taught New Testament in seminaries for 30 years. He is founder of the Network of Biblical Storytellers and is the author of the religious market best seller, Story Journey: An Invitation to the Gospel as Storytelling. Tom has led workshops and given talks around the world on the intersection between biblical tradition, communication systems, and the Church.

    Amelia Boomershine.
    The Rev. Amelia Boomershine has extensive grass roots experience in Christian education as parent, layperson, and pastor. Amelia was active in local church ministry for many years before her ordination in the West Ohio Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. She has focused on helping children, youth, and adults become familiar with the stories of the biblical tradition, and to nurture their spiritual lives through them.



    Rev Brian Brown
    Now retired from involvement with Storykeepers, Brian Brown is a Methodist minister and theologian in Oxford, England. A long period of working in the television industry in the UK on childrens programming, heightened his understanding of how best to reach out to children.
    He took enormous pains to perfect his translation of the gospel stories into language suitable for 8 year olds, whilst being faithful to the original Greek and Hebrew, yet also taking care that the wording is unlikely to become outdated.
    The rigour of his theology has been attested to by theologians of all denominations, and their names appear in the credits after each episode.

    Dr Andrew Melrose
    Andrew Melrose teaches the postgraduate course in ‘Writing for Children’ at King Alfred’s College, Winchester, England. His input into the writing of Storykeepers has ensured the series’ success with totally engaging stories, which hold record numbers of children enthralled.
    Andy’s ‘back stories’ underpin the parable stories, ensure these arise naturally in the context of the episode, and allow the stories to be clearly relevant to the modern viewer of whatever age.