Mini-School Speakers 

 
 

Nigel Genders

Nigel Genders
 
Nigel is the Church of England's Chief Education Officer and has lead responsibility for the development of the Church's national strategies and policies for education in schools, colleges and universities as well as the voluntary work in with children and young people in parishes.
Nigel was ordained in 1992 and served curacies in New Malden and Cockfosters before moving to Canterbury diocese where he has been vicar of Eastry and Tilmanstone and then vicar of Woodnesborough and Staple whilst developing the role of minister to secondary schools in Sandwich. He was also Area Dean of Sandwich. In 2008 he moved from parish based ministry to a role in church education and was Director of Education for Canterbury Diocese from 2008-2012, Head of School Policy for the Church of England from 2012-2014 and has been Chief Education Officer since September 2014.
Nigel is married to Sarah, a surgical matron at QEQM, and they have three grown up children. Nigel and Sarah still live in Sandwich and have been coming to SMB for about 18 months.


 
 

Miriam Hinksman

Miriam
 
Miriam is an Associate Research Fellow and Visiting Lecturer in Old Testament at London School of Theology. She has a PhD in Old Testament from the University of Otago in New Zealand, her homeland, and her primary area of research is the book of Lamentations. Miriam loves making the Old Testament interesting and accessible to students at all levels, asking the hard questions about how we as Christians can understand and apply the Old Testament to life today. She has been at SMB since 2014, when she moved to Canterbury to marry James. Their daughter Elisabeth is usually the loudest, wiggliest toddler at the 10.30am service!   



 
 

Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly
 
Brian Kelly has been part of SMB for over 20 years. He has worked in parish ministry, university chaplaincy and teaching, and secondary school teaching. His qualifications include a degree in Modern Languages (Otago) and a doctorate in Theology (Bristol). Publications include 'Retribution and Eschatology in Chronicles', many book chapters in OT historiography and theology, Bible translation, and a commentary on Chronicles in 'The ESV Study Bible'.



 
 

Peter Ould

Peter Ould
 
Peter became a Christian in 1994 and since then has worshipped in a variety of contexts, beginning in house churches (Vineyard and New Frontiers) before settling in the Church of England. He attended Vicar Factory in Oxford at Wycliffe Hall and worked full-time in a parish for over half a decade before returning to work as a banking consultant working across the UK financial sector. He preaches regularly at SMB and has been a member for 6 years. He and Gayle have had three sons and a daughter, Reuben (8), Zachary Andreas who had Edwards Syndrome and was stillborn in September 2009, Jonah (6), and Esther (3).
 

Charlotte Sleigh

Charlie Sleigh
 
Charlotte Sleigh is Professor of Science Humanities at the University of Kent and has been worshipping at SMB since 2000. She co-leads a Fellowship Group together with her husband, with whom she also has three children. Amongst her publications is God’s Green Book (SPCK, 2010), a beginner’s guide to environmental theology. Although she is leading a series on hospitality she is completely unable to bake a decent cake.
 

Jeremy Worthen

Jeremy Worthen
 
Jeremy is currently the Secretary for Ecumenical Relations and Theology at the Council for Christian Unity for the Church of England. Having studied at Cambridge, Toronto and Oxford, he was ordained in 1994 and served as a curate in the Rochester diocese before joining the staff of the South East Institute for Theological Education, becoming Principal in 2005. His publications include Responding to God's Call: Christian Formation Today (Canterbury Press 2012). He has been a member of SMB since 2006.