Our staff make the biggest difference to everything we do at Moorlands College. Here are some of the people you’ll get to know.
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Executive Leadership Team
Revd Dr David Hilborn
In 2019, David joined as our fourth Principal in 70 years of theological training. David is passionate about communicating theology in a wide range of contexts, whether supervising and examining doctoral students, teaching at Masters, BA or Foundation level, speaking at Christian conferences and festivals, writing, preaching, blogging or appearing on media.
Andy du Feu
Andy is the Executive Director at Moorlands College. He is also our Director of Youth and Community Work and a tutor. He lectures on a breadth of subjects on the BA, and teaches a specialist MA module in digital communication. Andy has extensive experience as a youth worker and church pastor, and speaks regularly at youth events and churches.
Director of Communications
Karen manages internal and external communications overseeing the development of our public relations, events and marketing, as well as holding responsibility for recruitment and fundraising. She brings a wealth of experience from her background in business and leadership.
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.
Dr Helen Morris
Head of Postgraduate Studies
Helen has recently been appointed as our Head of Postgraduate Studies. Prior to this, she was the Acting Director of Studies. She lectures on a variety of areas such as the Old and New Testament, Church and community, and exploring the mission of God.
Director of Operations
Matt manages the large team of people who keep the college running; covering personnel, IT, health and safety, facilities and catering.
Head of Undergraduate Studies
Abi has recently taken up the role of Head of Undergraduate Studies. She lectures across a range of areas including Apologetics and Church and Community. She also leads Youth and Community Professional Studies. Abi has passion for Christian ethics was previously a lecturer in Bioethics and Medical Law at a London University.
Vice Principal (Strategy)
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.
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.
Foundation Year Leader, Placement-based Champion
Ruth leads the Foundation Year, teaches on pastoral care, and has an active role as a placement-based tutor. Ruth and Ian have a joint ministry and they regularly speak at conferences and church events in the UK and abroad.
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
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.
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.
Dr Andy Thomas
Senior tutor at South West Regional Centre, lecturer
Andy leads the training team at 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.
Lecturer (South West)
Senior tutor at Moorlands NI @ 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.
Lecturer and Library Assistant (Midlands)
Dr Cathy Bartram
MA Language, Community and Development Lead Tutor in Linguistics
Cathy has almost 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 almost 30 years of experience in education and development contexts primarily among non-dominant language communities in Asia.
MA Language, Community and Development Lead Tutor in Scripture Engagment
David has spent the last 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.
Specialist Mentor (Mental Health)
Academic Manager, Placement-based Tutor
Student Welfare Manager
Placements Administrator, Placement-based Champion, Clerk to the Board of Trustees
Learning Assistance Tutor and Adjunct Lecturer
Admissions and Registry Manager, Tutor
Learning Assistance Tutor
Academic and Data Assistant
Learning Support Tutor
Admissions and Registry Assistant
Learning Support Tutor
Learning Assistance Tutor
Communications and Fundraising Assistant
Admin Team and Tutor
Technical Services Manager
Communications and Marketing Assistant
Kitchen Assistant and Domestic Assistant
Executive Assistant to the Principal