Event 3: Leading in Education

10am-1.30pm (UK) Saturday 16 October 2021
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This panel gathers educational leaders representing various institutional and global contexts to discuss the future of Methodist schools, universities, and seminaries as they seek to carry the Wesleyan legacy of education into an uncertain future.

Hosted by The Revd Dr Adam Ployd, Vice Principal, with panelists:

  • Barbara Easton, The Methodist Academies & Schools Trust (GB)
  • The Revd Dr Mary Kinoti, Kenya Methodist University (Nairobi, Kenya)
  • The Revd Dr Naveen Rao, Leonard Theological College (Jabalpur, India)
  • The Revd Dr Tom Wolfe, Iliff School of Theology (Denver, USA)

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Mrs Barbara Easton

Before becoming Connexional Director of Education in 2014 Barbara Easton was an RE teacher, inclusion and interfaith specialist and secondary headteacher. She now leads the Methodist Academies and Schools Trust.


The Revd Dr Mary Kinoti

The Revd Dr Mary Kinoti is an Ordained Methodist Minister and has served the Methodist Church in Kenya Church in various capacities over the last 28 years. She is a Senior Lecturer and the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic, Research and Student Affairs at Kenya Methodist University in Nairobi.


The Revd Dr Naveen Rao

The Revd Dr Naveen Rao Has 36 years of experience of ministry and now is the Principal of Leonard Theological College, India for the last 6 years. He is a member of the council of the Senate of Serampore College (University) as the chairperson of the Academic Council of the university, and the Chairman of the Hindi Theological Literature Committee.


The Revd Dr Tom Wolfe

The Revd Dr Tom Wolfe he has served as the President and CEO of Iliff School of Theology since 2013. Prior to this Wolfe served as Senior Vice President and Dean of the Division of Student Affairs at Syracuse University.  Wolfe also serves as the President of the International Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges, and Universities (IAMSCU).