Appointment of the next principal of Cliff College

Cliff College is very pleased to announce that The Methodist Council has appointed the Revd Ashley Cooper as the next Principal of Cliff College.

The Revd Ashley Cooper is currently the Senior Minister at Swan Bank Methodist Church in Stoke and the Superintendent of the Burslem Mission Circuit. Having trained for ordained ministry in the Methodist Church at Hartley Victoria College Manchester, Ashley has previously served in the Delamere Forest Circuit, as the District Evangelism Enabler in the Chester and Stoke District, and as the Coordinator of District Evangelism Enablers in the Methodist Church.

Ashley also brings to this role the experience of leading a large church through a time of transition and change. A key part of his ministry has been to implement significant organisational leadership and structural change, and he is committed to investing in lay leadership. He has helped bring the ECG conference to birth, being part of its leadership team over the last 10 years, and has established the ‘Navigating Change’ conference hosted at Swan Bank, now in its third year.

Revd Rachel Deigh, the Chair of the Cliff College Committee said: “The Cliff College Committee is excited with this appointment and believes that Ashley is the right person to lead the college into the future. We assure him of our prayers as he prepares to take up this post.”

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