Staff Team

CRES Steering Group

Dr Martin Hodson is Visiting Researcher in Environmental Biology, Oxford Brookes University, UK, having been on the staff since 1989. His research interests include plant mineral relations, archaeology and palaeoecology. Martin has been involved in issues of faith and environment since 1990, and with his wife, Margot, is joint author of ’Cherishing the Earth, how to care for God’s Creation’ (2008, Oxford: Monarch). He is now Operations Director for JRI.  (Principal Tutor)a

Rev. Philip Wagstaff is a Methodist minister who has worked in three rural circuits in Norfolk, North East Essex and Devon over the past 19 years. (Senior Tutor of the Certificate)

Rev. Dr. John Reader is Rector of the Ironstone Benefice (8 rural churches in North Oxfordshire) having served most of his ordained ministry in rural parishes.  He is also an Honorary Senior Research Fellow with the William Temple Foundation where he is involved with the Religious Futures Network, responding to the theological questions raised by the global financial crisis.  A Practical Theologian, he has published books on Local Theology, Blurred Encounters and Reconstructing Practical Theology in the light of globalisation. (Senior Tutor of the Diploma)a

Simon Brown is Churches’ Coordinator for A Rocha UK. Simon is Chair of the CRES Steering Group.

Lynda McKeown is the CRES Administrator