Revd Liz Adekunle is priest in charge at St Luke's Church Hackney where she served her curacy. She has a Theology degree from Birmingham University, an MA in African Christianity and Development from SOAS, London University and an MA in Pastoral Care from Anglia Ruskin University, while she was training at Ridley Hall theological college in Cambridge. Liz is a chaplain at both centres in Shadwell and Kensington and she is also a tutor on the Access Course and teaches an end of year intensive course for final year students. Liz has spoken on Vocation to Ordained Ministry and at Post Ordination Training and she has been a teacher on the two year Christian Studies Course in Stepney. Liz writes on Art and Theology for the Fulcrum website and is an artist.
Revd Ron Bushyager is Pastoral Chaplain to the Bishop of Kensington. Before coming to London, Ron was the Associate Vicar at Christ Church, Abingdon where he led a church plant. Ron is American, and was a social worker in Alaska. He came to Britain to study theology at Wycliffe Hall. It was there he met his wife Ruth, who is also ordained and is the Kensington Area Missioner. They have 2 children; Zoe aged 3, and Phoebe 11 months. Ron is passionate about the kind of pastoral ministry that creates emotionally healthy churches and church leaders. Ron also loves american football, english rugby, and mexican food. Ron will be focusing his time at St. Mellitus predominantly on the Kensington site.
Sally Pochin is a Psychodynamic Counsellor with a Jungian bias. She works at a Hospice and in private practice and also worked for many years at the Counselling Centre where she trained.Sally has experience working with couples and families as well as one to one counselling. She is happy to work in a flexible way, and whereas long-term counselling is appropriate for some, she is a great believer that even a few sessions can make a big difference for many people.
Sally is the College counsellor for St Mellitus, and is available to students and staff at the residential weekends.
The Bishop of London Richard Chartres
“At a time when fragmentation and partisanship can appear to threaten the credibility and effectiveness of our ministry, St Mellitus represents a bold step of faith and trust. We believe that as we pursue the harder path of unity in diversity, the College will prove to be an instrument of the Spirit in equipping the whole people of God to proclaim the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
The Bishop of Chelmsford Stephen Cottrell
“As we seek to train men and women for ministry and mission in a rapidly changing context, St Mellitus College offers the Chelmsford Diocese a flexible and inclusive approach for theological and ministerial education and formation. It is very exciting to be part of this pioneering initiative.”
The Dean Revd Dr Graham Tomlin
“St Mellitus College is a very exciting place to work. It brings together students from across the spectrum of the church to learn about and prepare for mission in the contemporary world, in a way that tries to be open to the Spirit of God and learning from each other. We have a fantastic group of students, a great staff team and it is a privilege to be part of it.”
Regius Professor of Divinity at Cambridge University, David Ford
"One of the most important experiments to have happened in British theology and church theological education for a long time. The way it is bringing together academy and church, including church at the grass roots - that collaboration is just full of potential for the future and I feel everyone should watch this space. What it can do is something that really no other theological institution in the country can achieve at the moment."