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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

Academic

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Operations

Executive Leadership Team

Revd Dr David Hilborn

Revd Dr David Hilborn

Principal

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.

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Andy du Feu

Andy du Feu

Executive Director

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.

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Karen Todd

Karen Todd

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.

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Dr Ian Kirby

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.

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Dr Helen Morris

Dr Helen Morris

Acting Director of Studies and Lecturer in Applied Theology

Helen is our Acting Director of Studies and lectures on a variety of areas such as the Old and New Testament, Church and community, and exploring the mission of God. 

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Matt Mellor

Matt Mellor

Director of Operations

Matt manages the large team of people who keep the college running; covering personnel, IT, health and safety, facilities and catering.

Ian Coffey

Ian Coffey

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.

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David McLellan

David McLellan

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.

Academic

Chris Jack

Chris Jack

MA Applied Theology Programme Leader

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.

Daniel Paul

Daniel Paul

Director 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.

Ruth Coffey

Ruth Coffey

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.

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Helen Hender

Helen Hender

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.

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Dr Alistair McKitterick

Dr Alistair McKitterick

Lecturer in Biblical and Theological Studies

Alistair is a tutor and lecturer, teaching practical theology, Christian spirituality, biblical theology and hermeneutics. He has a particular interest in the science and faith debate, and his doctoral research was on the effectiveness of teaching science to Evangelical theology students.

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Dr Chris Sinkinson

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.

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Jonathan Woodhouse, CB

Jonathan Woodhouse, CB

MA lecturer

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

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.

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Tim Cadoux

Tim Cadoux

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.

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Clair Apps

Clair Apps

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.

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Michael Tiffany

Michael Tiffany

Lecturer (South West)

John Mark Molyneux

John Mark Molyneux

Lecturer (South West)

Sharon Raine

Sharon Raine

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.

Sharon Prior

Sharon Prior

Senior tutor at Midlands Regional Centre, Lecturer, Learning Support Tutor

Sharon is an experienced lecturer, trainer, leadership coach and mentor. She is the senior tutor/lecturer at the Midlands Regional Centre, leading the team to deliver our BA programmes.

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Rachel Retallick-Cheel

Rachel Retallick-Cheel

Centre Manager at Midlands Regional Centre, Tutor, Learning Support Tutor

Rachel’s main role is to keep the Midlands Regional Centre running smoothly. In addition, Rachel is a tutor and handles the placement aspect of the programmes for Midlands students, as well as providing learning support to dyslexic students.

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Phil Grasham

Phil Grasham

Lecturer and Library Assistant (Midlands)

Dr Cathy Bartram

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

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.

David Gray

David Gray

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.

Academic assistance

Ali Watson

Ali Watson

Specialist Mentor (Mental Health)

Colin Mitchell

Colin Mitchell

Adjunct Tutor

David Combes

David Combes

Academic Manager, Placement-based Tutor

Elizabeth Nagel-Smith

Elizabeth Nagel-Smith

Librarian

Emma Coffey

Emma Coffey

Learning Assistance Manager, Tutor

Joanne Hazlett

Joanne Hazlett

Placements Administrator, Placement-based Champion, Clerk to the Board of Trustees

Jo Dowds

Jo Dowds

Learning Assistance Tutor and Adjunct Lecturer

Julie Austin

Julie Austin

Admissions Manager and Registry Manager

Lynn Coombs

Lynn Coombs

Learning Assistance Tutor

Rachel Combes

Rachel Combes

Academic and Data Assistant

Ruth Davies

Ruth Davies

Library Assistant

Sam Dallimore

Sam Dallimore

Placement-based Champion

Sarah Godden

Sarah Godden

Admissions and Registry Assistant

Tammy Fraser

Tammy Fraser

Learning Assistance Tutor

Tim Watson

Tim Watson

Tutor (Midlands)

Tim Miller

Tim Miller

Tutor

Operations

Andy Cutler

Andy Cutler

Maintenance Team

Andy Newton

Andy Newton

Head Chef

Charlotte Ireland

Charlotte Ireland

Communications and Fundraising Assistant

Dave Rainey

Dave Rainey

Chef

Debby Bodman

Debby Bodman

Finance Manager

Diana Conway-French

Diana Conway-French

Domestic Assistant

Elise Daley

Elise Daley

Administration Manager

Grant Slade

Grant Slade

Facilities Manager

Helen Howells-Cole

Helen Howells-Cole

Receptionist, Tutor and Lecturer

Jacob Waters

Jacob Waters

Chef

Loraine Chirgwin

Loraine Chirgwin

Finance Assistant

Sam Clement

Sam Clement

Technical Services Manager

Sarah Isaac

Sarah Isaac

HR Manager

Sarah Riley

Sarah Riley

Receptionist

Sarah Rushby

Sarah Rushby

Communications and Marketing Assistant

Selena Craddock

Selena Craddock

Kitchen Assistant

Sue Brown

Sue Brown

Domestic Team

Trisa Mantell

Trisa Mantell

Executive Assistant to the Principal

More of our staff

 

School of Language and Scripture

Dr Maik Gibson

Harrie Evans

Dr Rachel Hanna

Dr Johannes Merz

Oliver Rundell

Matt Wisbey