Dr Cathy Ross is Tutor in Contextual Theology at Ripon College Cuddesdon, and Lecturer in Mission at Regent’s Park College, Oxford. She also teaches Pioneer Leaders at CMS (Church Mission Society). She comes from Aotearoa/NZ. Until mid 2010 she managed the Crowther Centre for Mission Education at CMS, and was the J V Taylor Fellow in Missiology at Regent’s Park College, Oxford. She is also the General Secretary of the International Association for Mission Studies. She has previously worked in Rwanda, Congo and Uganda with NZCMS.
Her recent publications include Women with a Mission, Rediscovering Missionary Wives in Early New Zealand, (Auckland:Penguin, 2006) and Mission in the 21st Century, Exploring the Five Marks of Global Mission (ed with Andrew Walls); (London:DLT, 2008), Life-Widening Mission: Global Anglican Perspectives (Oxford:Regnum, 2012) and Mission in Context (with John Corrie, Ashgate, 2012). Her research interests are in the areas of contextual theologies, World Christianity, feminist theologies and hospitality.
She is married to Steve, a GP in Oxford and they have 3 children. She enjoys tennis, swimming, coffee, travel and watching the All Blacks.