We have a team of experienced and inspiring module leaders who are all “practitioners of what they preach”, including:
Jonny Baker, CMS director of mission education and the pioneer course leader, specialises in gospel and culture and applying creativity to worship. He is author of The Pioneer Gift and Pioneering Spirituality, Alternative Worship and Curating Worship and has been networking with mission leaders and catalysing mission training for the last decade. He teaches theological reflection, mission and worship modules.
Dr Cathy Ross is tutor in contextual theology at Ripon College Cuddesdon and tutor in mission at Regent’s Park College. She is currently the general secretary of the International Association for Mission Studies. She is the author of The Pioneer Gift, Piuoneering Spirituality, Mission on the Road To Emmaus, Women with a Mission and has taught all over the world. She leads the MA and teaches in the areas of contextual mission and global theology.
Andy Freeman, a pioneer of a range of communities and projects over the years and author of Punk Monk. He leads the diploma and teaches pastoral care, ethics, spirituality and leadership.
Colin Smith, CMS dean of mission education, teaches on the MA in mission and anthropology, and on the diploma on an introduction to the bible. He also oversees the CMS mission partner pathway which overlaps with pioneers each term. He is author of Mind The Gap.
Harvey Kwiyani, director of Missio Africanus teaches on both the MA and Diploma in areas of mission and migration, global theology and mission amongst African Christianity in the West. He is the author of Sent Forth.
Andrea Campanale, CMS pioneer of Sacredpace in Telford, teaches the church history module on the diploma and is the learning co-odinator for pioneer hubs and the starfish network animator.
Helen Harwood, pioneer training administrator.
Lynda Gerrard, pioneer mission academic administrator.
Hugh Stradling, is the pioneer course chaplain. A retired GP Hugh volunteers his time to meet with students. He also teaches on the enneagram and is trained in spiritual direction.
Ken Osborne, CMS librarian and archivist.
John Drane, one of the UK’s leading missiologists and author of several books, teaches Bible in Context.
Johnny Sertin and Mark Sampson, have been involved in pioneering a new friary in Earlsfield, southwest London and teach on mission spirituality. Johnny is an ordained pioneer minister. Mark is completing his PHD and also contributes to missional entrepreneurship.
Tina Hodgett, an ordained pioneer in Portishead is about to shift to take on a diocesan role enabling pioneer mission. She teaches missional ecclesiology on the diploma.
Steve Baker and Shannon Hopkins lead the missional entrepreneurship module. Shannon heads up Matryoshka House, an umbrella for social enterprises and developed the ‘Transformational Index’, a tool for organisations to evaluate success against criteria other than the bottom line. Steve set up and ran Ventia, a property company in London, and together with his wife and two friends has turned Pickwell Manor in Devon (where we host many of the weeks) into an enterprise that gives back to the local community and provides a resource for training and spiritual refreshment.
Kim Hartshorne, founder of the Upper Room in Cirencester and an ordained pioneer minister teaches on the diploma leadership module.
Guest pioneers. Each module also incorporates one or two guest pioneers who reflect on how the module connects with their practice.