Announcing: The Rev. Dr. Peter Robinson - Professor of Preaching and Pastoral Leadership
Tuesday October 12th, 2010
I am very happy to announce the appointment of the Rev. Dr. Peter Robinson as the Professor of Proclamation and Pastoral Leadership at Wycliffe College, effective January 1, 2011. This is the culmination of a hope here at the College beginning with our Spread the Word campaign. I believe that Peter will make a remarkable contribution to the preparation of future leaders for the Church over the next generation.
Peter brings together a variety of gifts which are suited to this particular calling. He is a "clergy brat" raised in the Anglican tradition. He has experience in evangelical campus ministry as well as outreach work in connection with All Souls', Langham Palace. He has a degree in systematic theology from King's London. He has a pastor's heart, as a number of people attested to in the interview process. He has learned about Church growth at Trinity, Streetsville, and built up the parish of Emmanuel, Richvale, drawing from Fresh Expressions ideas. He has been a well-reviewed teacher at Wycliffe amd Tyndale. I look forward to reading his new book on the impact of the notion of radical autonomy in modernity on theological and pastoral life.
I want to welcome Peter and his family; Tiffany (a doctoral student of ours in theology) and their children, Ben, Sophie and Anna, to the Wycliffe community. Keep your ears open for announcements about forthcoming events connected to the inauguration of Peter's ministry.
The Rev. Canon Dr. George Sumner, Principal and Helliwell Professor of World Mission