London School of Theology is delighted to announce the appointment of Reverend Professor Mark J. Cartledge as its new Principal. Mark is currently Professor of Practical Theology at Regent University School of Divinity in Virginia Beach, USA. He will take up the position on 1st January, 2020.
Mark is an ordained minister in the Church of England, as well as a theologian and scholar. He has worked in parish ministry, overseas theological education in an Anglican seminary in Nigeria, and as a university chaplain at the Universities of Liverpool and Durham.
He has also taught in secular University departments in the UK (Lampeter and Birmingham). During this time, he has remained active in ordained ministry at parish level and regularly leads worship, preaches and participates in congregational life.
Mark holds an MPhil from Oakhill Theological College and a PhD from the University of Wales.
Mark’s research has focused on Practical Theology and Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity. He has written and edited a number of books, as well as a large number of journal articles and chapters. His most recent book is co-written and is entitled Megachurches and Social Engagement: Public Theology in Practice (Brill, 2019).
Steve Hughes, Chair of the Board of Trustees, comments:
I am delighted that following the recruitment process that included trustees, staff and students, we have appointed Mark Cartledge as the new Principal. We see him as the right person to lead London School of Theology on the next phase of its journey.
Graham Twelftree, Acting Principal and Academic Dean, shared:
I am so pleased that Mark has accepted the position of Principal, not least because I have known him for a number of years, and we have worked together as colleagues. Mark is a highly regarded academic and will be a great asset to the School and its future.
Mark Cartledge said of his new role:
London School of Theology changed my life as a young theology student in the 1980s. I am delighted to return to my alma mater as the next Principal. It is an exciting and humbling responsibility to lead such an important evangelical institution in the twenty-first century.
Mark is married to Joan, a fellow graduate of London School of Theology, and they have an adult daughter. Please pray for Mark and his wife Joan as they look to move to London and take up his new post.