An Irish Methodist minister, Stephen worked directly at Cliff College from 2005 until 2015, and then from 2016-17. His previous experience includes pastoral ministry in Ireland, missionary service in Sri Lanka and university chaplaincy in Dublin. His research and publishing interests are primarily in the area of mission and inter-faith understanding. Stephen is married to Marlene and they have two daughters. After a number of roles in the College, Stephen is now Director of Scholarship, Research and Innovation for the British Methodist Church.