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Rev. Dr Martin Robinson

Principal and Chief Executive


Martin was born in India of missionary parents and then brought up in Scotland where his father was a church planter. In his early 20’s Martin trained for the ministry and his first church was inner city Birmingham. That multi-ethnic congregation engaged in church planting and Martin together with his wife Lynda went to lead one of those church plants. After 13 years in local ministry, Martin went to work for the Bible Society in a variety of roles. In his role as Director of Mission and Theology and since then, Martin has written many books on the broad theme of mission, including Faith of the Unbeliever and Invading Secular Space. Martin has a blog called Café Vista which you can follow here

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Robert Stradling

Vice Principal and Chief Operating Officer


Bob qualified as an accountant before moving into the world of Higher Education. He has worked at Sunderland University and Durham University and is still a Visting Fellow at Durham Business School. His most recent appointment before joining Springdale College:Together in Mission in September 2010 was as the Head of School for Business and Creative Industries at Inverness College UHI. Whilst in Sunderland he was part of the leadership team at a Baptist Church in the city centre. He graduated with an MA in Missional Leadership in 2009.

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Rachel Renfrew

Administration Manager & Accounts


Rachel is a graduate of Durham University and for a number of years ran her own business. She joined Springdale College:Together in Mission in December 2010 and attends Pavilion Christian Community. She is the first contact for any queries regarding fees, student loans, or the Wales MA.

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Dr. Richard Roberts

MA Course Director


Richard has 25 years experience of rural church leadership and he and his wife are currently church planting in Dorset. He started working life as a GP and then moved into psychotherapy, which he practiced part-time,  alongside leading a church, until 2000. Richard has had many years experience of training people in the church, the NHS and in other contexts. He has an MA in Theology and an MSc in Counselling, Supervision and Training.

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Rev. Dr Andrew Hardy

Undergraduate Course Director


Andy is an ordained minister and completed his doctorate in 2009 on “A Theology of Spiritual Formation and Prophetic Ministry.” He also has masters degrees in Counselling and Missiology and Evangelism. He joined the team here at Springdale College: Together in Mission in September 2010. 

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Rev. Dan Yarnell

Lecturer, Undergraduate Year 3 Leader


Dan lectures at Springdale College: Together in Mission as well as being the National Coordinator of the Fellowship of Churches of Christ in Great Britain and Ireland. He has a Masters degree in New Testament Theology from Lincoln Christian College, Illinois.

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Mary Publicover

Information Officer


Mary’s main role is to act as co-editor of the forthcoming Journal of Missional Practice, an e journal within The Missional Network website. She has been based in hospitals for most of her working life. Her work as medical librarian involved helping clinicians to find and understand clinical research. She has served as an elder at Pavilion Christian Community for more than twenty years and has recently completed the MA in Missional Leadership.

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