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Director of the Theological Institute

Revd Canon Maurice Elliott

MA, BTh, MPhil, PhD

Dr Maurice Elliott studied languages, linguistics and theology in St Andrews, and theology through both Dublin and Belfast. His academic interests include homiletics, the theory and practice of contemporary Christian leadership and Anglican Reformation ecclesiology.

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Deputy Director (CITI) Lecturer in Biblical Studies and Hermeneutics

Katie M. Heffelfinger

BA, MDiv, ThM, PhD

Katie Heffelfinger studied theology at Asbury Theological Seminary and Princeton Theological Seminary. She holds a PhD in Hebrew Bible from Emory University. Katie’s research interests include the potential for biblical poetry to enliven theological imagination, lyric approaches to ancient Near Eastern poems, and the role of memory in the development of exilic period theology. She has written a recently published article on the poetic juxtaposition of the Servant and Zion in Second Isaiah. An article on Second Isaiah’s reuse of the Lamentations’ poetic imagery is forthcoming. Katie is currently writing a commentary on Isiah 40 –66 and a book on Salvation in the Hebrew Bible.

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Lecturer in Missiology and Pastoral Studies

Revd Patrick McGlinchey

BA, BTh, MA, PhD

Paddy has both undergraduate and post–graduate degrees in Theology from the University of Nottingham, and a PhD from Queen’s University Belfast. His academic interests include twentieth century Roman Catholic theology, the emerging church movement and Fresh Expressions.

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Lecturer in Anglicanism and Liturgy

Bridget Nichols


Bridget Nichols grew up in South Africa and studied English Literature and Classics in Cape Town. She taught in the English Department of the University of the Witwatersrand before pursuing doctoral research at the University of Durham.

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Part–time Co–ordinator of CME

The Revd William Olhausen

BA, MA, CPE, Barrister, BA, PhD

Called to the Bar (London) in 1993, William was ordained in the Oxford Diocese in 1998. He served as an assistant curate in Reading and then Cambridge before a first incumbency in the Diocese of Cork. Having served for three years as a school chaplain in the Diocese of Bath and Wells, he returned to Ireland in 2011 to serve as an incumbent in the diocese of Dublin. William earned a PhD in Hermeneutics from the University of Liverpool in 2007. He is a committee member of the Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar and a trustee of the Kirby Laing Centre for Public Theology in Cambridge. He is married to Tanya and has three adult daughters.”

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