Ian Parkinson

About Ian

After reading Law at Durham University Ian went on to train for ordained ministry at Wycliffe Hall Oxford during which time he also gained a BD from the University of London. After curacies in Hull and Middlesbrough he served as incumbent of Emmanuel Saltburn (York) and All Saints Marple (Chester), and was the first New Wine Regional Director for the North of England. From 2014 Ian joined the faculty of St Mellitus (St Aidans centre) Liverpool as an associate member to develop postgraduate teaching in Christian leadership. Since January 2016 Ian has been employed by Church Pastoral Aid Society (CPAS) as a Leadership Development Specialist working in theological education. He currently teaches leadership studies in ten different TEIs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Ian lives in Sheffield with his wife Nadine who works for a Christian International development charity. They have three married children.



  • Reignite: Seeing God rekindle life and purpose in your church (Oxford: Monarch, 2015) 
  • Enabling Succession (Cambridge: Grove Books, 2017)


Research and Supervision Interests

  • Leadership studies, especially distinctives of Christian leadership
  • Missional Ecclesiology
  • Renewal movements