The Revd Dr Andrew Emerton is Assistant-Dean of St Mellitus College and Director of SPTC. He studied in York, Oxford, Cambridge and London, holding degrees in Maths and Theology, a Masters in Theology & Ministry from Kings College London and a doctorate in Theoretical Physics from Oxford University. He has extensive experience in youth work, was ordained in 2005, and served his curacy at Holy Trinity Brompton. He teaches on Old Testament and Ministry and is passionate about spiritual formation at the heart of Christian leadership. Andy loves playing sport, he is married to Liz and they have three young children.
The Revd Ann Coleman is Assistant Dean of St Mellitus College, Director of NTMTC and Tutor in Theology and Mission. Ann studied theology at King's College London University and later specialised in Christian spirituality at Heythrop. She began in ministry as a parish worker before becoming a deaconess and later, with the first group of women from London diocese was ordained deacon and then priest. Areas of ministry have included, parishes, school chaplaincy, selection secretary/ vocations adviser at Church House, DDO and spirituality adviser in London and just recently, director of the York diocesan retreat house and York moderator for reader training. Ann is particularly interested in spiritual formation of clergy and is currently undertaking a professional doctorate in this area with Manchester University. She is involved in the ministry of spiritual direction both as a director and in teaching on this topic and is a trustee of the Association for Promoting Retreats. Ann is married to David who is vicar of Heston (near Heathrow). They have three grown-up children, three small grandchildren and one large spotty dog!
Dr Jane Williams teaches Christian doctrine at SPTC. She is also a visiting Lecturer in Theology at King’s College London, having previously taught at Trinity College Bristol. She is the author of several books, including ‘Approaching Easter’ and ‘Approaching Christmas’, ‘Perfect Freedom’, ‘Who Do You Say That I am?' and most recently, 'Angels'. She is married to Rowan, who is Archbishop of Canterbury, and they have two children.
The Revd Dr Michael Lloyd is Tutor in Theology at SPTC he did his doctoral thesis on the problem of evil in Oxford. After that, he was on the staff of St. James the Less in Pimlico, before returning to Oxford to teach doctrine at St. Stephen's House. He was also a member of Oxford University's Faculty of Theology. He is the author of Cafe Theology, which he describes as ‘a romp through the whole of Christian theology’, published by Alpha International. For many years he has taught at HTB's Home Focus week in the summer. He is married to Abigail and loves walking, theatre, cricket, music, and keeps worms.
The Revd Dr Lincoln Harvey is Tutor in Theology at St Mellitus College. He studied Systematic Theology at King's College London under the supervision of Colin E. Gunton, on whose theology he has edited a collection of essays with T&T Clark. He was previously Tutor for Christian Doctrine at The South East Institute for Theological Education (SEITE), and has also taught on the MA programmes at King's College London. He has contributed to a number of books and journals, and is currently working on a theology of sport. Lincoln is Associate Priest at St Andrew's Fulham Fields, having served his curacy at St John-at-Hackney in East London.
Dr Chris Tilling is tutor in New Testament Studies and teaches across the whole of St Mellitus College. Chris studied at St Andrew’s University and London School of Theology and has completed a doctorate under Max Turner in Pauline Christology. Before he moved to London to join SPTC, he was based in Germany, and was a regular contributor to the English-German Colloquium in New Testament in Tübingen. He has written several articles on aspects of New Testament studies, and has translated many others from German into English. He is the author of a very popular theology blog site entitled Chrisendom. He is married to Anja, and enjoys golf(at which he is pretty good), football and snooker.
Dr Stephen Backhouse is the Tutor for Social and Political Theology at SPTC. Stephen studied at the University of Oxford, then McGill, then Oxford again, where he completed his doctorate on Kierkegaard's critique of Christian nationalism. Besides teaching at those universities, Stephen has also written on matters of politics, national identity and Christianity. As well as magazine and think tank articles, other publications include 'The Compact Guide To Christian History' (Lion, 2011) and 'Kierkegaard's Critique of Christian Nationalism' (OUP, 2011).
Revd Sean Doherty is tutor in Ethics and is completing a doctorate on methodology in economic ethics at Oxford. He is married to Gaby, who is a Youth Minister, and they have a daughter and a son. He has taught medical ethics at Oxford and has written a Grove booklet, Foundations for Medical Ethics and is a member of the Grove Ethics group. He was curate at St Gabriel's Cricklewood, a vibrant multicultural church in North London. Sean became a Christian at Soul Survivor, and before ordination he worked for Barclays Bank and USPG. In his spare time he reads detective fiction, eats curry and learns to play the piano.
The Revd Eileen Lockhart is in charge of the Access Course based at NTMTC. Eileen has worked in adult education and Higher Education for many years and has an MA in Pastoral Theology and is particularly interested in Theology and the Arts. Ordained in 1998, Eileen is Associate Minister of St Mary the Virgin, Shenfield, Essex and is a Bishops' Selector for Reader Training in The Diocese of Chelmsford. Eileen is married to Terry and they have three grown-up children and two grandchildren.
The Revd Erin Clifford is Tutor in Preaching at St Mellitus College. She received her Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston, after five years of urban ministry in Washington, DC. Originally from the USA, Erin came to London on a Preaching Fellowship to research at London School of Theology. She has a BA in Speech Communication and is ordained in the Church of England. Erin served as curate at St. Michael’s Chester Square for four years before joining the staff at Holy Trinity Brompton last year.
The Revd Ric Thorpe has worked in various roles including assistant to British evangelist, J John, marketing manager with Unilever, worship leader and curate at Holy Trinity Brompton. Most recently, Ric led a church plant to St Paul’s Shadwell in London’s East End in 2005. St Paul’s Shadwell has itself planted two further Anglican churches in 2010 in urban priority areas in the same area of London. Ric has a wider role as Bishop of London’s Advisor for Church Planting and Tutor in Church Planting at St Mellitus, helping church leaders around London and the UK in the preparation and early phases of church planting. He studied Chemical Engineering at Birmingham and Theology at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. Ric is married to Louie and they have three children, Zoe, Barny and Toby, and a dog called Tasha.
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."