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Welcome Walter!

03 July 2017

Students and tutors welcome our new Learning and Development Manager, Rev. Dr Walter Riggans, here attending his first training weekend on the Practical Theology Degree at the Congregational Centre, Nottingham. Walter comes to us from Cliff College, where he has been serving as Academic Dean. Many of us had the opportunity to meet him there during the Conference in April. His role there means that he comes with a great deal of experience in running, and ensuring the quality of courses such as ours.

He is a minister of the Church of Scotland, and has worked in the Middle East and at All Nations Christian College as tutor for Hebrew and Biblical Studies. In the late 1990s, he was General Director of the Church’s Ministry among the Jewish People.

At our Assembly in June, he spoke about his passion for both major elements of his new role: as Director of Studies for the training courses, and also working in local churches and Areas. He will be part of the new Church Support Department, working alongside Yvonne Campbell (General Secretary) and the two new Church Support Workers, Judith Mbaabu and Johnny O’Hanlon.

Tutors and students on the course are looking forward to working with him, as Janet retires in August, and into a long and fruitful future for our training courses, under God’s good care.