Our staff make the biggest difference to everything we do at Moorlands College. Here are some of the people you’ll get to know.
Executive Leadership Team
Andy du Feu
Andy is the Executive Director at Moorlands College. He lectures on a breadth of subjects at both undergrad and postgrad. Andy has extensive experience as a youth worker and church pastor, speaking regularly at events and churches.
Dr Ian Kirby
Director of Academic Quality
Ian is the Director of Cross-Cultural Training and lectures on the BA programme in modules such as contexts of faith and working cross-culturally. Ian previously lived in Kyrgyzstan for ten years, where he was involved in church planting and teaching.
Director of Operations
Matt manages the large team of people who keep the college running; covering personnel, IT, health and safety, facilities and catering.
Director of Finance
David was our former Director of Operations. He has extensive experience in the field of finance and is available to discuss fees, loans and other money matters with prospective students.
Dr Helen Miller
Head of Postgraduate Studies
Helen is our Head of Postgraduate Studies and lectures on a variety of areas such as the Old and New Testament, the church, contextualization, and exploring the mission of God.
Dr Abi Maguire
Head of Undergraduate Studies
Abi is our Head of Undergraduate Studies, lecturing across a range of areas including, Christian Ethics, Apologetics, and Church and Community. She also leads Youth and Community Work Professional Studies.
Dr Chris Sinkinson
Lecturer in Old Testament and Apologetics
Chris tutors and lectures on both the BA and MA and regularly leads student tours to Israel. He was previously the pastor of a New Forest church. Chris writes a monthly column for Evangelicals Now and has authored a number of books relevant to biblical archaeology.
Lecturer and Practice and Vocations Manager
Helen oversees placements, and manages the practice modules at college. With over 30 years’ experience working across the voluntary, community and statutory sectors, Helen is passionate about seeing students apply academic knowledge to their everyday life.
Dr Daniel Paul
Head of the School of Language and Scripture
Dan directs our School of Language and Scripture and is the course leader for the MA in Language, Community and Development. He is also a translation and linguistics consultant with SIL International, serving language projects in West Asia.
Chris is the lead tutor of the MA Bible and Preaching specialism. He also tutors and lectures on the BA programme: focusing on worship, Greek, and the New Testament. Chris has been teaching for over 25 years and has a ministry spanning over 40 years in both the UK and overseas.
Dr Alistair McKitterick
Lecturer in Biblical and Theological Studies
Ian is the Director of Leadership Training and a campus-based tutor. He lectures on both the BA and MA programmes, where he draws upon more than 40 years of leadership experience in both the local church and parachurch contexts.
Lecturer, Foundation Year Lead
Tim teaches on a variety of subjects, including culture, church and leadership. He is a local church leader and has previously worked in Zambia training Pastors. He is married to Helen and they enjoy running, cycling and paddle boarding.
We are delighted to welcome Miles onto the team this year.
Dr Andy Thomas
Senior Tutor at South West Regional Centre, lecturer
Andy leads the team at our South West centre, where we work with SWYM. His passion for engaging with theory and practice has seen him church planting in Brazil; involved in HIV/AIDS-related ministry in South Africa; and church leadership in rural Devon.
Centre Manager at South West Regional Centre, lecturer
Tim helps to manage the running of the South West Regional Centre. He teaches on a number of modules, and manages the centre’s library. Tim also works for SWYM’s resources team.
Centre Manager at South West Regional Centre
Clair works alongside Andy and Tim in running the centre. Her main focus is on planning and pastoral care, with some teaching. Clair is also the senior youth worker at her local church, and serves as part of the leadership team.
Senior tutor at Moorlands NI at Youth Link, Lecturer
Sharon is the Senior Tutor at our centre in Northern Ireland, supported by Youth Link: NI.
She leads the team to deliver the BA degree programme and she’ll be on-hand to help you through your BA in Applied Theology (Youth and Community Work) studies with us.
MA Language, Community and Development Lead Tutor in Scripture Engagment
David spent 25 years working in Central Asia, the Caucasus, and other parts of Eurasia, both in translation and Scripture engagement, and is a qualified consultant in both domains.
Dr Cathy Bartram
MA Language, Community and Development Lead Tutor in Linguistics
Cathy has 30 years of experience in linguistics and its applications, particularly amongst minority language communities in Asia.
Dr Catherine Young
MA Language, Community and Development Lead Tutor in Literacy and Education
Catherine has 30 years of experience in education and development contexts primarily among non-dominant language communities in Asia.
Lecturer (South West)
Jonathan Woodhouse, CB
A Baptist minister and former Chaplain General of the British Army, Jonathan is the lead tutor of the MA in Applied Theology Chaplaincy specialism and teaches on the core Ethics module. He has 24 years’ experience as an army chaplain. Jonathan and his wife, Jackie, also used to serve as college Chaplains at Moorlands College.
Adjunct Lecturer, Admin Team and Tutor
Chaplain and Specialist Mentor
Academic Manager, Placement-based Tutor
Student Welfare Manager
Admissions and Registry Manager, Tutor
Learning Assistance Tutor
Academic and Data Assistant
Learning Support Tutor
Learning Support Tutor
Learning Assistance Tutor
Communications and Fundraising Assistant
Media and Events Officer
Technical Services Manager
Kitchen Assistant and Domestic Assistant
More of our staff
School of Language and Scripture
Dr Maik Gibson
Dr Rachel Hanna
Dr Johannes Merz