Director: Dr Cathy Ross
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Dr Cathy Ross comes from Aotearoa/NZ. She has previously worked in Rwanda, Congo and Uganda with NZCMS. Her research interests are in the areas of contextual theologies, World Christianity, feminist theologies and hospitality. She is also the General Secretary of the International Association for Mission Studies and editor of Anvil journal. She is married to Steve, a GP in Oxford and they have 3 children. She enjoys tennis, swimming, coffee, travel.
Research & Development: Revd Victoria Slater
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Victoria has had an extensive career in Heatlhcare Chaplaincy specialising latterly in End of Life care. Her particulatr interest and experience is in education and training in Spiritual Care. She has trained in Coaching and Counselling, has a Masters degree in Christian Spirituality and has undertaken consultancy relating to the provision of Spiritual Care in hospice. One of her main interests is in contemporary expressions of spirituality and in understanding how chaplaincy and spiritual care may be best provided in secular contexts. She is currently engaged in a research project looking at the development and practice of chaplaincy in community contexts and is undertaking doctoral studies in this area of ministry.
Principal Consultant: Revd David Dadswell
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David Dadswell is director of a commercial management consultancy. He has been providing consultanty and training in organisational behaviour to industrial commercial, voluntary and public sector organisations internationally for fifteen years. Before that he worked in fulltime ministry in parishes and higher education in Liverpool and London. He is a member of the tutorial team on the MA in Consultancy for Mission and Ministry at York St John University and associate priest in the New Windsor Team Ministry in Berkshire.
Revd John Caperon
John Caperon has had an extensive career in secondary education and is an ordained priest. John's main educational focus as a secondary head was on school leadership, ethos and worship, and on creating a climate in which pupils of all abilities can flourish. He worked extensively with the Secondary Heads Association (SHA - now ASCL - the Association of School and College Leaders), becoming chair of the Professional Committee, and representing the Association locally and nationally. Following retirement from headship in 2004, John worked as an educational consultant with ASCL, and as associate priest in the parish of Mayfield, before becoming director of the Bloxham Project in April 2006. Alongside his role as Director, John is conducting research into chaplaincy in English secondary schools.
Revd Hilary Ison
Hilary works part-time as a selector for the Ministry Division. Prior to that she taught at Mirfield and helped set up the Yorkshire Regional Training Partnership. She has Masters degrees in consultancy and practical theology. She has undertaken consultancy assignments related to pastoral reorganisation and diocesan teams.
Revd David Read
David is a retired Methodist Superintendent Minister who worked for 25 years in London and previously in Birmingham and Carlisle. He has a Masters degree in consultancy and has experience of using consultancy in pastoral reorganisation and in teaching co-consultancy. David offers a one-to-one consultancy service for people in Ministry.
Revd Judith Thompson
Judith is currently working on a project to assist those involved in the Salvation Army’s frontline work with people suffering from HIV/AIDS. The aim is to provide those involved directly or indirectly in this area of the Salvation Army’s work with tools and guidance to enable them to reflect theologically on their work so that the quality of what they do and how they do it can constantly be reviewed and renewed in the light of faith and belief.
Judith studied English at Oxford, Education in East Africa, Applied Linguistics in Essex and Counselling at Bristol University. She taught English in Tanzania and to immigrant children in London and worked on community development projects in Devon and Hammersmith before beginning 30 years of ministry in the Anglican Church which included periods of Hospital, Prison and University Chaplaincy as well as parish ministry and teaching at St Michael’s Theological College in Cardiff.
Her recent book, SCM Studyguide: Theological Reflection (with Stephen Pattison and Ross Thompson) 2008 has been well received and is currently among SCM’s best-sellers!
Revd Dr John Reader
John is now Rector of the Ironstone Benefice (8 rural churches in North Oxfordshire) having served most of his ordained ministry in rural parishes. He is also an Honorary Senior Research Fellow with the William Temple Foundation where he is involved with the Religious Futures Network, responding to the theological questions raised by the global financial crisis. A Practical Theologian, he has published books on Local Theology, Blurred Encounters and Reconstructing Practical Theology in the light of globalisation. He is also one of the Senior Tutors for the Christian Rural Environmental Studies course based at Ripon College Cuddesdon.
Dr Alison Le Cornu
Dr Alison Le Cornu specialises in education, particularly in Higher Education and theology. She is the Academic Lead for Flexible Learning at the Higher Education Academy, and researches and writes on adult education, adult theological education, and distance- and online-learning. Her PhD looked at how people's Christian faith influences the way they learn, and one of her academic foci is initiating a dialogue between theories of 'secular' education and Christian education. She was Editor in Chief of the Journal of Adult Theological Education form 2007 to 2010 and is now the book reviews editor of the journal Practical Theology.
Alison comes from Jersey, speaks good French and loves spending time in France, especially in a Benedictine convent which she visits 3 or 4 times a year. She is a member of St Mary the Virgin University Church in Oxford, sings with the Oxford Bach Choir, belongs to Oxford Spires Rotary Club and enjoys travelling and socialising.
Dr Angus Crichton
Angus helps to coordinate the Ngoma Ecumenical Publishing Consortium. Ngoma has been established by several Ugandan theological institutions to collect and make accessible research on Ugandan Christianity. Its activities include hosting writers’ workshops and publishing the proceedings, developing bibliographic resources on Ugandan Christianity and identifying primary resources for the study of Ugandan Christianity. Further details of Ngoma are available at http://www.martynmission.cam.ac.uk/pages/centre/research-projects.php.
Angus taught in a theological college in Uganda for two years before relocating to Oxford. He is married to Helen, a midwife at the John Radcliffe Hospital, and they have 3 children. So Angus juggles childcare responsibilities between Helen’s shifts and Ngoma.
OxCEPT Reference Group
Revd Dr Michael Beasley, Director of Mission, Diocese of Oxford.
Ms Zoe Bennett, Director of Postgraduate Studies in Pastoral Theology, Cambridge Theological Foundation and Anglia Ruskin University.
Revd Dr Mark Chapman, Vice-Principal, Ripon College Cuddesdon.
Revd Canon Glyn Evans, Diocesan Rural Officer, Diocese of Oxford, and Regional Director (central England) Farm Crisis Network.
Dr Alison Le Cornu, Academic Lead for flexible learning, Higher Edication Authority, and researcher into e-learning at Oxford University.
Dr Tim Ling, National Adviser, Continuing Ministerial Development, Archbishops' Council.
Revd Andrew McKearney, Vicar, St Mary the Virgin, Iffley, Oxford.
Revd Carol Murray, Baptist minister, tutor in pastoral studies at Regent's Park College, Oxford.
Revd Phil Sutton, Chaplaincy Team Leader, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust
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