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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 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.

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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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    Claire Shuttleworth

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    Claire Shuttleworth is the Administrator/Office Manager for the 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. In over 16 years living in Oxford she knows the city well and particularly loves the more multicultural East Oxford where she lives, attends Church, and where the Pastorate office is currently located. In her spare time she enjoys many creative pursuits including all-things-horticultural, vintage flea markets, good coffee and volunteering at Oxford City Farm.

    Claire Shuttleworth

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    Claire Shuttleworth is the Administrator/Office Manager for the 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. In over 16 years living in Oxford she knows the city well and particularly loves the more multicultural East Oxford where she lives, attends Church, and where the Pastorate office is currently located. In her spare time she enjoys many creative pursuits including all-things-horticultural, vintage flea markets, good coffee and volunteering at Oxford City Farm.

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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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    Kay Rumford

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    Kay Rumford has been a part of the Pastorate's Christian Leadership and Service team since 2017 and is now an Associate Chaplain. Kay studied History at St Anne's College Oxford and then qualified as a solicitor. She worked in private practice for over 25 years, combining this with being mother to three children, now grown up, and serving her local church as youth work volunteer and worship leader. Kay lives with her husband, Steve, in Headington and enjoys walking, reading, going to the theatre and spending time with people.

    Kay Rumford

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    Kay Rumford has been a part of the Pastorate's Christian Leadership and Service team since 2017 and is now an Associate Chaplain. Kay studied History at St Anne's College Oxford and then qualified as a solicitor. She worked in private practice for over 25 years, combining this with being mother to three children, now grown up, and serving her local church as youth work volunteer and worship leader. Kay lives with her husband, Steve, in Headington and enjoys walking, reading, going to the theatre and spending time with people.

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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 and research community. He is also the Founding Director of the Oxford Character Project and a Research Fellow in Theology at Harris Manchester College. Jonathan is the author of Paul Tillich and the Possibility of Revelation through Film and the editor of Cultivating Virtue in the University (both published by OUP). He also wrote the award-winning Young Person’s Guide to Knowing God and other popular books about Christian faith. Jonathan is married to Tricia and has an adult son, Isaac. When not working, he might be found walking in the Cotswolds or watching films in a local cinema.

    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 and research community. He is also the Founding Director of the Oxford Character Project and a Research Fellow in Theology at Harris Manchester College. Jonathan is the author of Paul Tillich and the Possibility of Revelation through Film and the editor of Cultivating Virtue in the University (both published by OUP). He also wrote the award-winning Young Person’s Guide to Knowing God and other popular books about Christian faith. Jonathan is married to Tricia and has an adult son, Isaac. When not working, he might be found walking in the Cotswolds or watching films in a local cinema.


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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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