Wesley House is delighted to be able to work with a number of part time staff who act as tutors, lecturers and chaplains.
Janet is an occasional tutor at Wesley House, working 1:1 with students. She is a freelance writer and trainer, worked for ten years in the Connexional Team in a range of areas, including adult education and training, Christian communication, evangelism and advocacy. She convened a key working group on discipleship, whose Conference report Time to Talk of God became an immediate publishing hit.
Janet has sought to resource the Church with usable, resonant and transformative resources for adults. She is particularly interested the development of the Christian life through its years of mature commitment, and not just the call to conversion. Her handbooks on basic areas of Methodist belief and practice are continuing best sellers in the church: Called by Name (Membership); All this for you (Baptism); and Share this Feast (Communion). These are all available from Methodist Publishing.
Before working in the Connexional Team, Janet headed the Churches Team at Christian Aid, and worked to bring resources suitable for a wide range of Christian denominations which unite commitment to the gospel with a passion for justice for the world’s poor.
Janet is best known for her books of prayers, liturgies and poetry, especially All Desires Known and Bread of Tomorrow. Her most recent book The Heart’s Time is a series of commentaries on selected poems designed to be read each weekday in Lent. Her writing aims to honour the active spiritual journey of every Christian seeker, and to re-present the gospel in a way that is both fully traditional and also has a contemporary edge and freshness that will attract both heart and mind to follow Christ today.
Jen is an occasional tutor at Wesley House, working 1:1 with students. She lives in the Norwich Methodist Circuit and was previously in circuit ministry in Hampshire, having trained in Birmingham in Applied Theology.
She believes that a deep theological understanding should be combined with practical and psychological understanding in order to further ministry of all. As a member of the Methodist Diaconal Order she is keen for students to explore what it is to be in a religious order and what it means to be part of a dispersed community. She is also committed to encouraging students to develop a well-grounded understanding of servant ministry
Eleanor is an occasional tutor at Wesley House, working 1:1 with students. Before becoming a Methodist minister, Eleanor, studied English Studies and Film at the University of East Anglia. She then worked in retail and administration in various roles, including for the Borough of Poole and Shelter.
Eleanor trained at Wesley House. Having worked in the Forest Circuit in London full-time, she is currently a half-time presbyter in the Croydon Circuit. The other half of her time is spent as a part-time postgraduate student at the Institute of Lifelong Learning at the University of Leicester where she is being supervised by the Methodist theologian, Dr Clive Marsh. Her area of interest and research is in the relationship between popular culture, theology and religion and her PhD work is focussed on the new 'Doctor Who'. Her interest in popular culture, theology and religion was re-awakened during her Probationer's Studies by a course on Christian Spirituality led by Angela Tilby, which she took as part of a post-graduate diploma in Pastoral Theology. Eleanor has also been a tutor on the London Course for training Local Preachers. She enjoys taking her day off with her husband Roy, who is Superintendent of the Richmond and Hounslow Circuit.
Sue is one of our chaplaincy team. She is a supernumary deacon in the neighbouring Huntington & St Neot’s Circuit. Sue is available to students and staff to talk in complete confidence.
Sarah has been a member of the chaplaincy team since 2002 and is available to students, their families and staff to talk in complete confidence. She lives in Cambridge where she is a member and worship leader at Castle Street Methodist Church.
Listening is an essential part of Sarah’s current part-time job as an audiologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. She also has experience of working on a telephone line for people in crisis. Recently, being a part-time doctoral research student has given her some insights into life as a mature student in Cambridge.
Brian is an occasional teacher at Wesley House who lectures Methodist history and theology. He also looks after our library and archives. Formerly Principal of Wesley House, General Secretary of the Methodist Conference and an ex-President of the Conference, Brian brings a wealth of experience to the life of the House.
Esther teaches Church History (Reformation) for both the BTh and BA programmes. She also teaches study skills and is a specialist in dyslexia support. Having been a part-time tutor at Wesley House for many years, she now acts as staff representative for one of the worship groups, and attends tutorial meetings. She has been on many Connexional Committees; currently she represents the Methodist Church in an educational capacity on the Mission Shaped Ministry Board.
Esther is the Director of the Anglia Ruskin BA/FdA in Christian Theology; she has been working for the Cambridge Theological Federation since 1999.
She is a Local Preacher and is married to a Methodist minister, Chris; they have two grown up children. She lives in the Norfolk Broads, so tries to work from home at least one day a week.
Yasmin is an occasional tutor at Wesley House, working 1:1 with students. She is currently completing her PhD through Sheffield University Biblical Studies Department. Her research areas include feminist theory, literary theory, and the burial of the crucified Christ in the Gospel of John. Yasmin can occasionally be found lecturing in missiology and youth ministry at Cliff College, Derbyshire and she is a BA dissertation supervisor for Cambridge Centre for Youth Ministry.
She is based at St Ives Methodist Church (Cambridgeshire) where she is part of the leadership team. She has specifically been involved in online development as well as pioneering a monthly Sunday morning Café Church service. She also produces a free downloadable resource: Café Church Takeaway.
Yasmin is married to Matt Finch who is a Methodist Minister. She has 2 young children.