Tel: 01722 424817
David Holgate is Principal of STETS . As Principal, he has overall responsibility for the running of STETS, its development, and its staff. He works closely with the various Boards and Committees to ensure that the activities of STETS are properly overseen and supported; and he represents STETS to the various people and bodies it serves. As Admissions Tutor, David is particularly involved in the ‘hatching’ of students into STETS and in their ‘dispatching’ to their new ministries. He works with Staff Consultants to ensure that Course-members are fully supported through their training and able to meet its demands.
David is a New Testament specialist, but also has strong interests in missiology and contemporary ecclesiology. He liaises with the officers of sponsoring churches on all aspects of ministerial training and convenes the STETS Training Team that appoints, supports and resources local training via training ministers and local tutors. He has been involved in the development of the South Central Regional Training Partnership and is a member of the national educational validation team for Ministry Division.
His interests include recorded music, dance, electronics and vintage hifi. He is an occasional online hifi reviewer. Read more …
Tel: 01722 424834
David Lloyd is (part-time) Academic Tutor. As vicar of Henbury, one of Bristol’s larger outer city housing estates, since 2000, David has helped develop models for Indigenous Local Ministry and has acted as pioneer supervisor of an innovative context based model of ministerial training. Read more…
Tel: 01722 424825
Beth is Academic Tutor and BA Programme Leader. In the past she has been a chaplaincy assistant and has worked with the UK Student Christian Movement. Through her theological studies she has developed an interest in the seventeenth-century theological writer, Thomas Traherne. Her PhD addressed Traherne’s ideas of innocence in relation to modern theological anthropology, and she has published a study on ‘The Sacramental Image of the Child in the Thought of Thomas Traherne, and its Theological Significance’ (Children’s Spirituality: Theology, Research and Practice, ed. Kevin Lawson (2012)). She also has broader interests in early-modern spirituality, theological anthropology and the relationship between theology and literature. She enjoys walking the fells when she can escape the south, cycles regularly as the quickest way to get from A to B, and enjoys crochet in the long winter evenings.
Tel: 01722 424816
Philip Richter is Vice Principal for Integrated Learning. He oversees the academic programmes offered by STETS, and has particular care of curriculum design and development, as well as quality assurance. Philip is an experienced Methodist Minister, who has served in circuit and HE chaplaincy contexts and has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Roehampton. Philip’s current research interests include studying local churches, the interface between theology and the social sciences, and visual sociology. One of his publications is Gone for Good? (Epworth, 2007), an innovative analysis of church leaving and returning. Philip is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In his spare time he enjoys learning Italian and visiting Italy, and is a keen photographer. Read more …
Tel: 01722 424823
Judith Rossall is Vice Principal for Reflective Practice. She is an experienced Methodist Minister who has previously served in two Circuits worked as a chaplain at the University of Surrey and lectured for some courses at the Royal Holloway College. Judith has a particular interest in Church history and historical theology, especially the Reformation and she is currently researching the doctrine of sin and how faith can help people flourish in the face of guilt and shame. She is also interested in creative writing and the use of drama and creative liturgy in worship. Judith oversees our developing use of e-learning (STeTSlearn) and the study of those continuing the STETS course after entering Ministry, as well being Methodist Oversight tutor. When not at STETS she enjoys Ceroc dancing and gardening. Read more …
Anne Claar Thomasson-Rosingh
Tel: 01722 424814
Anne Claar Thomasson-Rosingh is Academic Tutor and the MA Programme Leader. In the past she has worked as a Remonstrant minister in a parish (Remonstrants are a small (liberal) reformed denomination in the Netherlands), as an HE and FE chaplain and as the adviser for licensed lay ministry training in the CofE diocese of Bristol. At STETS Anne Claar is responsible for the recruitment and support of tutors. She did research in Feminist Theology and the church father Basil of Caesarea (fourth century). Her current academic interest is in the Old Testament.
As well as their specific responsibilities, all staff members play a part in designing, writing and editing our distance learning materials, and teaching at residential periods. All are expected to be research-active and time is set aside for their research. Read more …