We’re blessed with an experienced and dedicated Board of Trustees; steering and supporting our work, students and staff.
Chair of the Board of Trustees
Steven is Chief Executive of Spring Harvest Holidays, with responsibility for operations in the UK and France. He also leads the team that delivers Spring Harvest in Minehead each year and has served the Spring Harvest group in various roles since 1995. Steven lives in Sussex and is married to Ann; they have two children and three grandchildren. They are both involved with leadership, home groups and preaching in Kings Church, Uckfield.
Steven presents a weekly radio show for his local community radio station Uckfield FM. He has been a trustee of Moorlands College since 2012 and Chair of the Board since late 2016. Using the word ‘inspirational’ to describe Moorlands College and its vision to train the next generation of Christian leaders, Steven sees his task as leading the Board of Trustees in giving strategic perspective and direction to the college.
Professor Keith Brown
Keith is the Director of the National Centre for Post Qualifying Social Work and Professional Practice at Bournemouth University. He is the series editor for the Sage/Learning Matters ‘Post Qualifying Social Work’ series of textbooks. Keith sits on the Department of Health Adult Safeguarding Advisory Board, the Joint Department of Health and Ministry of Justice National Mental Capacity Leadership forum and the Home Office Joint Financial task force.
He is also leading a research group who are looking at the impact of financial scamming on vulnerable citizens in the UK, and is also part of a group looking into faith and safeguarding.
Ruth is a lecturer at Exeter University and teaches on the PGCE course, training Primary teachers, specialising in Humanities. She is also the Race Equality Resource Officer supporting students in cases of racism and equipping the trainee teachers to teach pupils from black and minority ethnic backgrounds. She grew up in Ethiopia, worked in Russia and India, married an Irishman and now lives in Devon.
She has a passion for sharing God’s love with people of all cultures and backgrounds. Ruth considers it an honour to be able to serve on the Board at Moorlands College, as an interdenominational college, which partners with local churches to equip people to serve God and their local communities, whatever their background.
Tim is a finance professional who lives in the New Forest with his wife and three young children. He is actively involved in the local church, helping out with the children’s and youth work. Tim spends most of his free time having fun out and about with his family, mostly down at the beach or in the New Forest.
Tim was a student at Moorlands between 2006 and 2008, and when the chance came to get involved as a trustee, he jumped at it. The opportunity to combine his professional skills with his passion for the vision of Moorlands is an honour.
Siân is part of the Staff at Lansdowne Church in Bournemouth, where she works with her husband. She is involved in pastoral care, part of the Women’s Ministry Team and assists with the planning and co-ordination of services. With a background in media, she spent many years at BBC Wales in Cardiff, where she produced programmes mainly in the area of Religion and Ethics for Radio 4 & Radio Wales.
Siân is privileged to serve alongside others on the Board and regards it as an opportunity to support the College as it moves forward. She is mum to 2 grown up girls and thoroughly enjoys her role as a grandma. She appreciates a good book, listening to great music and a long walk on the beach.
Dr Jonathan Loose
Jonathan has been teaching as a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Psychology for over ten years at Heythrop College, University of London. He also has extensive experience of academic management and quality assurance through his role of Director of Learning and Teaching. His recent activities in higher education have included work as chair and a member of institutional quality review panels in both continental Europe and the Middle East.
Jonathan originally studied at the London School of Theology and also has experience of serving in pastoral ministry at West Road Church in Bury St Edmunds. Prior to this, he studied undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in cognitive science from the University of Exeter and studied philosophy of religion at University of Oxford.
Mary is a full-time staff worker with Friends International in Southampton and Winchester. She works alongside the Christian Unions in the universities and churches across the city, helping them effectively reach the thousands of international students who come to live and study in the UK.
Mary has worked in several evangelistic contexts since graduating from Moorlands in 2016. She spent time as an Evangelist in training with the Michael Ots Evangelism Trust, being involved with university mission weeks across the UK and Europe. She has since been on staff at Lansdowne Church, Bournemouth. Mary is a farmer’s daughter and enjoys being outdoors and baking.
She sees her role as a Board member as an opportunity to invest in the college that played such a huge role in her own life.
John has served as pastor of New Life Church, New Milton for 20 years following a career in sales for BT. He retired from full time ministry in 2018, and now, with his wife Miriam, he leads the pastoral team in the church.
John is a graduate of Moorlands College and has enjoyed teaching on the Foundation Course and being a trustee for the college for many years. John has three married daughters and so far one grandchild.
He feels privileged to be part of the Moorlands family to see men and women trained to serve God in areas He has called them.
Matthew is an experienced family lawyer and the senior partner of Gales solicitors. He is also the chair of Citizens Advice BCP. Matthew moved to Bournemouth 20 years ago to be part of a home church where he is still an active member. He has been married to Anna for over 15 years.
Jason has 30 years of experience as a director in the ship repair and ship building industry, skilled in operation management, finance support, MBO and business development.
With regards to faith, he attends Bransgore Community Church with his family, where he was formerly involved in the youth work for 15 years. He is on the missions team where he is responsible for the church partnership with Compassion in Ecuador, where the church sponsors 50 children. This has been running for about 6 years and he has been blessed to visit the project twice now.