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Introducing: Revd Dr Andrew J Stobart

Cliff College is very pleased to announce the appointment of Revd Dr Andrew Stobart to the role of Programme Lead (Learning Innovation) at Cliff College. Andrew will be starting this role on 1 January 2021.

Andrew is moving from Wesley House, Cambridge, where he was Director of Research with responsibilities for doctoral research programmes, the work of the Centre for Global Wesleyan Theology and the development of global academic partnerships.

Prior to moving to Cambridge, Andrew served in the Darlington Methodist Circuit, latterly as its superintendent. His ministry focused on encouraging churches to take bold steps in mission and evangelism, finding fresh ways to share the good news of Jesus, including through Messy Churches, neighbourhood prayer walks and community projects that put love of God and all into action.

Andrew studied theology at the London School of Theology and the University of Aberdeen before training for Methodist presbyteral ministry at Wesley Study Centre, Durham. Convinced that to communicate simply, we must understand profoundly, Andrew sees theology as an ongoing exercise in devotion and mission – as we seek a deeper experience of evangelical transformation and greater wisdom in offering Christ to others today.

Rev Ashley Cooper, Cliff College Principal

I am excited to welcome Andrew onto the team. His missional experience and passion for the global Wesleyan family will be a great addition to the Cliff community. Andrew will play a key role in the development of Vision 21, supporting the further development of our online learning provision and our relationships with global partners, and I’m looking forward to working alongside him.

Rev Ashley Cooper, Cliff College Principal

With his wife Rebekah and children Charis and Micah, Andrew has recently moved to Rathlin Island, off the coast of Northern Ireland, where they are taking seriously the call to start new places for new people, that all may discover the hope-giving and life-transforming grace of Christ.

Andrew will play a key role in the implementation of Cliff College’s Vision 21 in which the College is working towards becoming a global centre for evangelism and missiology, building on our heritage whilst recognising the need to respond to God’s Spirit today. He will be working alongside the Revd Andrew Harper, Global and Learning Innovation Director, in the development of online and blended learning opportunities for students in the UK and across the globe.

For further information on this appointment, please email Rev Ashley Cooper or contact us on 01246 584200.