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Jeff CM3

Rev Dr Jeffrey Conklin-Miller

Vice-Principal (Mission

Get in touch at j.conklin-miller@cliffcollege.ac.uk

Jeff Conklin-Miller joined Cliff College in early 2022 as the Learning Lead and Tutor in Evangelism and Missiology, and became the Vice-Principal (Mission) in November 2022. Following schooling and ministry in United Methodist churches in Southern California, Jeff finished his doctoral work and then joined the faculty at the Divinity School at Duke University where he studied and taught for fifteen years. He is married to Shannon, also ordained in the United Methodist Church, and together they have two young adult children.

Jeff's research interests include the theology of mission and evangelism, pioneer mission and church planting, Wesleyan and Methodist theology and history (particularly in relation to the United Methodist Church and American Methodism) and the history and practice of theological education. He invites enquiries from postgraduate research students who are keen to pursue PhD studies in any of these areas.



University of California, Riverside; BA


Garrett–Evangelical Theological Seminary, Illinois; M.Div

2006-2012The Divinity School, Duke University, North Carolina; Th.D



  • Leaning Both Ways at Once: Methodist Evangelistic Mission at the Intersection of Church and World (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2020)


  • 'Fresh Expressions of Methodist Theological Education' in The Practice of Mission in Global Methodism: Emerging Trends From Everywhere to Everywhere (Routledge Methodist Studies Series), ed. David W. Scott and Darryl W. Stephens, (Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2021)

  • 'Christ, Kingdom, and Church: E. Stanley Jones on Ecclesiology and New Ecclesial Community' in E. Stanley Jones: Sharing the Good News in a Pluralistic Society, ed. F. Douglas Powe and Jack Jackson (Nashville: Wesley’s Foundery Books, 2018)

  • 'Leaning Both Ways At Once: Evangelism and the Intercessory Church' in Generation Rising: A Future with Hope for the United Methodist Church, ed. Andrew Thompson (Nashville: Abingdon, 2011)


  • 'The End(s) of Evangelism Among the Principalities and Powers', Wesleyan Theological Journal56:1 (Spring 2021), 63-75

  • David J Lose, Gordon S Mikoski, Eileen D Crowley, Rolf A Jacobson, Scott Cormode, and Jeffrey A. Conklin–Miller, 'Equipping the Equippers: The Pedagogical and Programmatic Implications of The Christians’ Callings in the World Project.' Teaching Theology & Religion 18 (4), 2015, 387–408

  • '"Peoplehood" and the Methodist Renewal', Wesleyan Theological Journal 46:1 (Spring 2011), 163–182


  • Commentary 2: Connecting the Reading with the World: 2 Corinthians 4:3–6, 2 Corinthians 4: 5–12, Connections: A Lectionary Commentary for Preaching and Worship, vol. B1 (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2020)

  • 'Introduction' to E. Stanley Jones, The Reconstruction of the Church: On What Pattern? Revised Edition (Nashville: Abingdon, 2020)

  • 'Youth Ministry as a Learning Laboratory', Faith and Leadership, Leadership Education at Duke Divinity, 2011

  • 'Excommunication', The Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics, Joel Green, ed., (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2011)


  • Review of The Missional Church and Denominations: Helping Congregations Develop a Missional Identity, ed. Craig Van Gelder, for Congregations 36, no. 4 (Fall, 2009): 38

  • Review of For Life Abundant: Practical Theology, Theological Education, and Christian Ministry, ed. Dorothy C. Bass and Craig Dykstra, Practical Matters 1, no. 1 (2009): 1–3