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    Alissa Moore-Williams

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    Alissa Ayako Moore-Williams is coordinator of the Developing a Christian Mind Conferences and serves as an InterVarsity/Link missionary to postgraduate students in the U.K. In 2009 Alissa co-founded Nomi Network, an international anti-human trafficking non-profit, and served as their Chief Operating Officer, helping the organization create economic opportunities for thousands of women in Asia. She lived for over a decade in New York City and studied theatre and American studies at Skidmore College. (Alissa is currently on maternity leave)

    Alissa Moore-Williams

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    Alissa Ayako Moore-Williams is coordinator of the Developing a Christian Mind Conferences and serves as an InterVarsity/Link missionary to postgraduate students in the U.K. In 2009 Alissa co-founded Nomi Network, an international anti-human trafficking non-profit, and served as their Chief Operating Officer, helping the organization create economic opportunities for thousands of women in Asia. She lived for over a decade in New York City and studied theatre and American studies at Skidmore College. (Alissa is currently on maternity leave)

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    Bethan Willis

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    Bethan Willis joined the Pastorate team in 2014 and is now an Associate Chaplain. In recent years she has headed up programmes for the Oxford Character Project, held a non-residential fellowship from the University of Connecticut’s Humility and Conviction programme and worked with charities and the Diocese of Oxford on projects engaging churches with social justice issues. Bethan did her PhD at the University of Exeter on the theology of Miroslav Volf and post-conflict justice in the Balkans. In her spare time Bethan enjoys volunteering with community projects and embarking on mini adventures with her husband and four children

    Bethan Willis

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    Bethan Willis joined the Pastorate team in 2014 and is now an Associate Chaplain. In recent years she has headed up programmes for the Oxford Character Project, held a non-residential fellowship from the University of Connecticut’s Humility and Conviction programme and worked with charities and the Diocese of Oxford on projects engaging churches with social justice issues. Bethan did her PhD at the University of Exeter on the theology of Miroslav Volf and post-conflict justice in the Balkans. In her spare time Bethan enjoys volunteering with community projects and embarking on mini adventures with her husband and four children

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    Christopher Landau

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    The Revd Dr Christopher Landau joined the Pastorate as McDonald Chaplain in 2018, alongside his role as pastor to postgraduate students at St Aldates church in Oxford. A journalist prior to ordination, Christopher worked as a Radio 4 news reporter and TV News producer at the BBC, latterly as World Service religious affairs correspondent. During ordination training he resumed theological study, working on Christian Ethics, and was awarded his doctorate in 2017, titled ‘A theology of disagreement’. An honorary chaplain of Christ Church Cathedral, he values the pursuit of Christian unity across church traditions. He is married to Carolyn; their young family means being asleep at 6:30am feels like a lie-in.

    Christopher Landau

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    The Revd Dr Christopher Landau joined the Pastorate as McDonald Chaplain in 2018, alongside his role as pastor to postgraduate students at St Aldates church in Oxford. A journalist prior to ordination, Christopher worked as a Radio 4 news reporter and TV News producer at the BBC, latterly as World Service religious affairs correspondent. During ordination training he resumed theological study, working on Christian Ethics, and was awarded his doctorate in 2017, titled ‘A theology of disagreement’. An honorary chaplain of Christ Church Cathedral, he values the pursuit of Christian unity across church traditions. He is married to Carolyn; their young family means being asleep at 6:30am feels like a lie-in.

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    Claire Shuttleworth

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    Claire Shuttleworth is the Administrator/Office manager for the Oxford Pastorate. She studied English literature and theology at Oxford Brookes University and undertook postgraduate study at King's College, London. She has worked in a variety of roles in Oxford including academic publishing for Wiley-Blackwell.

    Claire Shuttleworth

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    Claire Shuttleworth is the Administrator/Office manager for the Oxford Pastorate. She studied English literature and theology at Oxford Brookes University and undertook postgraduate study at King's College, London. She has worked in a variety of roles in Oxford including academic publishing for Wiley-Blackwell.

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    David Williams

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    David Williams joined the team in 2020 as an Associate Chaplain on loan to the Oxford Pastorate from InterVarsity/USA. Before moving to Oxford, David served as the team leader for InterVarsity’s Graduate & Faculty Ministries at New York University, directing their graduate, law, medical, and international student ministries from 2013 to 2018. David has earnedmasters degrees in Biblical studies from Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia) and Duke Divinity School, and is currently pursuing an DPhil in Christian Ethics at Oxford University comparing the theologies of higher education of Friedrich Schleiermacher, John Henry Newman, and Abraham Kuyper. David is married to another member of the Oxford Pastorate team, Alissa Moore-Williams, and together they enjoy hosting meals for postgraduates in their home.

    David Williams

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    David Williams joined the team in 2020 as an Associate Chaplain on loan to the Oxford Pastorate from InterVarsity/USA. Before moving to Oxford, David served as the team leader for InterVarsity’s Graduate & Faculty Ministries at New York University, directing their graduate, law, medical, and international student ministries from 2013 to 2018. David has earnedmasters degrees in Biblical studies from Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia) and Duke Divinity School, and is currently pursuing an DPhil in Christian Ethics at Oxford University comparing the theologies of higher education of Friedrich Schleiermacher, John Henry Newman, and Abraham Kuyper. David is married to another member of the Oxford Pastorate team, Alissa Moore-Williams, and together they enjoy hosting meals for postgraduates in their home.

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    Jonathan Brant

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    The Revd Dr Jonathan Brant has been the Oxford Pastorate Chaplain since 2008. He has overall responsibility for leading the team in serving the postgraduate community. He wrote a DPhil in Theology at Trinity College, Oxford which drew upon systematic theology, film theory and qualitative research in considering the potential religious impact of contemporary Latin American cinema. The monograph has been published by Oxford University Press. Prior to coming to Oxford, Jonathan worked for Anglican churches in London and South America. Jonathan is the award-winning author of fiction and non-fiction books which introduce young people to the joys and the mysteries of the Christian faith. He is married to Tricia and has a teenage son, Isaac.

    Jonathan Brant

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    The Revd Dr Jonathan Brant has been the Oxford Pastorate Chaplain since 2008. He has overall responsibility for leading the team in serving the postgraduate community. He wrote a DPhil in Theology at Trinity College, Oxford which drew upon systematic theology, film theory and qualitative research in considering the potential religious impact of contemporary Latin American cinema. The monograph has been published by Oxford University Press. Prior to coming to Oxford, Jonathan worked for Anglican churches in London and South America. Jonathan is the award-winning author of fiction and non-fiction books which introduce young people to the joys and the mysteries of the Christian faith. He is married to Tricia and has a teenage son, Isaac.


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History

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  • March 2019

    We host the first 'Catalysing Postgraduate Ministry across Europe' conference at New College

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  • September 2017

    Partnership with the McDonald Agape Foundation provides funding for a McDonald Chaplain

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  • 2014

    The Templeton World Charity Foundation funds new projects on character and leadership

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  • 2008

    The Bishop of Oxford, John Pritchard, commissions Chaplains to work with postgraduates

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  • 1981

    The ministry thrives under the leadership of the Revd Dr Michael Green at St Aldate’s Church

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  • 1941

    The Pastorate starts the Socratic Club, inviting C. S. Lewis to be its first senior member

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  • 1913

    The first chaplain, Revd Henry Gibbon, welcomes 1,600 students into his home

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  • 1893

    The Oxford Evangelical Pastorate is founded at the instigation of Bishop F.J. Chavasse

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