We are delighted that it has been announced today that St. John’s College Academic Dean & WSC Director, Revd Dr Calvin Samuel, has been appointed to be the next Principal of London School of Theology.
Calvin has been part of the St. John’s College community since 2010, initially as Director of the Wesley Study Centre and latterly as Academic Dean. Under Calvin’s oversight recent initiatives such as the Free Church Track and our innovative partnership with Northern Baptist College for the training of Baptist Ministers have come to fruition and we have seen growth in the number of Cranmer Undergraduates who have joined the College community.
Calvin has been an outstanding colleague and good friend over the last 6 years and whilst we will be sad to lose him we are also thrilled at this new appointment for his life and ministry.
Calvin will begin his new role in January 2017 and will initially commute between London and Durham to enable his son Fletcher to finish the school year and his wife Ramona to conclude her ministry in the North West Durham Methodist Circuit. Their daughter Tiana is already in London for University.
I am sure you will want to join with me in praying for the whole Samuel family as they transition into this new role in the coming months.
Revd Dr Kate Bruce (Deputy Warden – Cranmer Hall)