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    Kevin and Jennifer Depold

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    Jennifer Depold, DPhil History, Lecturer, Concordia University Texas & Kevin Depold, Manager, Bank of America (Austin, Texas) Kevin and I served in a number of capacities during our time in Oxford, including the Oxford Pastorate. It was by far one of the most meaningful and influential times of our lives. Working alongside post-grads and members of the Oxford community enriched our time in Oxford, strengthened our relationships with the community and each other, and is a reason why we will always consider Oxford a home. The conversations we had as part of the Pastorate helped me then as a Christian student, and now as a Christian academic, to remain confident in my faith amidst an increasingly secular university culture. We are blessed to have been part of the experience and I cannot recommend it enough.

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    Jennifer Depold, DPhil History, Lecturer, Concordia University Texas & Kevin Depold, Manager, Bank of America (Austin, Texas) Kevin and I served in a number of capacities during our time in Oxford, including the Oxford Pastorate. It was by far one of the most meaningful and influential times of our lives. Working alongside post-grads and members of the Oxford community enriched our time in Oxford, strengthened our relationships with the community and each other, and is a reason why we will always consider Oxford a home. The conversations we had as part of the Pastorate helped me then as a Christian student, and now as a Christian academic, to remain confident in my faith amidst an increasingly secular university culture. We are blessed to have been part of the experience and I cannot recommend it enough.

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    Matthew Lim

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    Dr Matthew Lim, Lecturer, National University of Singapore. I am now back in the sunny island of Singapore working as full-time lecturer in clinical psychology in a national university and consulting as a locum clinical psychologist in a public hospital. I remember my time with the associate programme with great delight! At a time when I was grappling to integrate my faith with my academic life of the mind, this community provided not only genuine support, but inspired and inspiring examples of the 'experienced' (过来人) to whom I will always be grateful. Through them I have learnt that when God places in you a curiosity about His world, it is a gift. Use it for His glory.

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    Dr Matthew Lim, Lecturer, National University of Singapore. I am now back in the sunny island of Singapore working as full-time lecturer in clinical psychology in a national university and consulting as a locum clinical psychologist in a public hospital. I remember my time with the associate programme with great delight! At a time when I was grappling to integrate my faith with my academic life of the mind, this community provided not only genuine support, but inspired and inspiring examples of the 'experienced' (过来人) to whom I will always be grateful. Through them I have learnt that when God places in you a curiosity about His world, it is a gift. Use it for His glory.

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    James Cook

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    After three years training for ordination in the Church of England at Ridley Hall in Cambridge, I am now serving as a curate in St Andrew's Church, Eaton, on the outskirts of Norwich. I am married to Stephanie Tam, another alumna of the Oxford Pastorate. I was part of the Associates Programme for two years, and most of all valued the opportunity to get to know Christian postgraduates from a range of churches across the city. I have fond memories of our awaydays to the Cotswolds and our conversations over breakfast or dinner. It was a supportive community that, along with the gentle wisdom of Jonathan [Brant], Kate [Seagrave] and the guest speakers, was a real blessing and a joy through the sometimes lonely days of a PhD in the Humanities!

    James Cook

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    After three years training for ordination in the Church of England at Ridley Hall in Cambridge, I am now serving as a curate in St Andrew's Church, Eaton, on the outskirts of Norwich. I am married to Stephanie Tam, another alumna of the Oxford Pastorate. I was part of the Associates Programme for two years, and most of all valued the opportunity to get to know Christian postgraduates from a range of churches across the city. I have fond memories of our awaydays to the Cotswolds and our conversations over breakfast or dinner. It was a supportive community that, along with the gentle wisdom of Jonathan [Brant], Kate [Seagrave] and the guest speakers, was a real blessing and a joy through the sometimes lonely days of a PhD in the Humanities!

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