Dr Jocelyn Bryan

Dr Jocelyn Bryan is Director of Postgraduate Studies and Cranmer Tutor at St John’s College, Durham. She oversees the MATM and DThM programmes and teaches Pastoral and Practical Theology, Human Sexuality, Gender and Christian Ministry and Psychology and Christian Ministry. She has worked in Ministerial Formation for the past twelve years, before which she worked in management for a large computer company. Her PhD is in psychology. Jocelyn’s main research interest is in the interdisciplinary field of psychology, theology and ministry. She has co-edited The Christian Handbook of Abuse, Addiction and Difficult Behaviour and has contributed two chapters to a book on Sexual Issues. She has published a number of reflections on pastoral challenges in the volume Facing The Issues, and published liturgies and sermons on ‘Difficult Subjects’. Her latest writing project is a book on Psychology and Ministry. She is the editor of the St John’s College Online Journal Theology and Ministry.

Margaret Vaughan

Professor Nicholas Sagovsky

Nicholas Sagovsky is Whitelands Professorial Fellow at Roehampton University.  He has taught theology at Liverpool Hope, Newcastle, Durham and Cambridge Universities.  From 1997-2002 he was William Leech Professor of Applied Christian Theology, based in Newcastle.  As Canon Theologian at Westminster Abbey (2004-11), the practice of theology in ‘the public square’ was for seven years integral to his daily work.  He is the author of a number of articles and books on social justice, including Christian Tradition and the Practice of Justice(SPCK, 2009).  With Peter McGrail, he co-edited Together for the Common Good (SCM: 2015).  He co-founded Article 26, a project of the Helena Kennedy Foundation, which seeks to enable suitably qualified young people from an asylum-seeking background, who are denied student finance, to take up a place at a UK university.

Professor Robert Song (Chair)

Robert Song is Professor of Theological Ethics at the University of Durham. After postgraduate work in Oxford, he was Tutor in Christian Ethics at Cranmer Hall, Durham, for ten years, before moving to the Department of Theology and Religion. He has published Christianity and Liberal Society (1997), Human Genetics: Fabricating the Future (2002), and Covenant and Calling: Towards a Theology of Same-Sex Relationships (2014), as well as articles in many areas of Christian ethics. From 2009 to 2012 he was the President of the Society for the Study of Christian Ethics. He chairs the Epiphany Trust, which provides holidays for adults with learning disabilities. He is married to Margaret Masson, and they have two children.

Hugh Welch

Hugh Welch is senior partner at Muckle LLP, one of the region’s leading corporate law firms. He is a director of the William Leech Foundation and of William Leech Investments and represents their interests on the Leech Fellowship Committee. After studying law at Cambridge, Hugh returned to the North East and has been actively involved in various aspects of business life in the region. He is also a trustee of two other Christian charities and has an active interest in the development of corporate responsibility programmes in professional services firms.


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