Staff Team


Rev Canon Mark Powley 

Mark works with the Vice Principals to provide overall leadership of St Hild College. He leads modules in New Testament, Preaching and Leadership. 

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Vice Principal

Dr Daniel McGinnis

Daniel oversees the Barnabas Teaching Centre. He leads modules in Bible in Context and New Testament Greek.  

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Vice Principal

Dr Janet Williams

Janet oversees the Mirfield and York teaching centres, and has a particular care for ordinands’ residential programmes.  She leads modules in Spirituality and Doctrine.


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Dean of Studies

Dr Rebecca Watson

Rebecca works with our pathways team to provide academic management and pathway support for all our students. She leads modules in Advanced Old Testament Studies and postgraduate research skills.

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Dean of Contextual Formation

John Wigfield

John oversees the quality of our contextual training and runs the Mission in Practice group for full time ordinands at Mirfield Teaching Centre. He leads modules in Old Testament and Global Mission.  

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Dean of Baptist Formation

Rev Dr Sally Nelson

Sally oversees the formation of Baptist ministers in training at Barnabas Teaching Centre. She leads modules in Pastoral Care, Doctrine and Theological Reflection. 

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Pastoral Tutor

Rev Linda Boon

Linda oversees the pastoral support of all ordinands and is St Hild College safeguarding officer. She leads a modules in Mission and Ministry, and preparing for ordination. 

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Associate Tutor

Rev Mike Rutter

Mike provides additional support for full time contextual training at Barnabas Teaching Centre. He leads a module in Mission and Evangelism.

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Academic Tutor

Rev Dr Mark Vasey-Saunders

Mark oversees the formation of part time and full time Anglican ordinands at Barnabas Teaching Centre. He leads modules in Doctrine, Advanced Christian Ethics and Mission Entrepreneurship.   

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Administrator (Mirfield)

Ali Kilburn

Ali has many years of administrative experience mainly in the finance and legal sectors. Ali provides administration for Mirfield Teaching Centre and York Teaching Centre, she is the first point of contact for ordinand administration.You can contact her about anything relating to Mirfield Teaching Centre or York Teaching Centre.

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Administrator (Sheffield)

Brian Wilson

Brian has a history in publishing, and is now part of the St Hild College team with a particuar focus on the Barnabas Teaching Centre in Sheffield. Brian provides administration for Barnabas Teaching Centre and oversees our digital systems.

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Administrative Assistant (Sheffield)       


Nadine Simms

Nadine lives in Sheffield with her husband Mike, and has been a part of St Thomas Philadelphia for the last ten years. She is involved in the young adult work, and has been on the Form (young adult discipleship) team for the last 18 months. Nadine has many years of administrative experience, and will be using these skills as our Barnabas Teaching Centre Administrative Assistant.  


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