Revd Dr Andy Shamel
Andy is the Chaplain and Student Welfare Coordinator at Lincoln College, Oxford.
His undergraduate degree is in English Literature from Dartmouth College, where he wrote an undergraduate honours thesis on the use of religion in the science fiction and fantasy works of Ursula K. Le Guin. He holds the degree of Master of Divinity from Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, CA, and a Master of Arts in Homiletics from the Graduate Theological Union, where he wrote a thesis on the “News from Lake Wobegon” stories from Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion as public theology. He completed is DPhil at the University of Oxford with his doctoral thesis entitled Naturally Mythopoieic Creatures: Mythic Sensibility and Human Participation in Divine Creativity.
Andy is a member of and serves as the Treasurer of the Society for the Study of Theology and was a founding editor of the Journal of the Oxford Graduate Theological Society.
He hails from the US, where he was ordained in the Episcopal Church and worked in the parish and as a campus chaplain at Stanford University. Andy lives in Berinsfield with his wife and baby son. He enjoys cycling, games, and cooking overly complex meals.