The Revd Dr David Bryan B.Sc B.Theol. D.Phil (Oxon) –  Acting Principal, and Director of Studies and Tutor for Ordinands
David has oversight of the BA in Theology & Ministry, and for the formation of Ordinands. Before joining Lindisfarne he was Rector of St Andrew's, Darlington. He previously taught New Testament Studies at the Queen's Foundation, Birmingham. His special interest is research about Jesus and his homeland. He is passionate about the need for fresh and imaginative approaches to mission and ministry. David has written a book on the Old Testament and articles connected to Jesus Studies. Other passions include Liverpool FC, spending time in the Peak District with his family, and the music of Dire Straits.
  The Revd. Rick Simpson BA PGCE DipMin MPhil (Oxon) – IME 4-7 Director (curate training)
Rick is Priest-in-Charge of Brancepeth as well as having responsibility for curate training. Academic interests have included thinking about Christian faith and pluralism, the interface between faith and films and novels, and social ethics; he has taken an increasing interest in the training of ministers in preaching and supervision, and in work consultancy for those in ministry. He enjoys film, novels and birdwatching, and his attempts at playing football, tennis, and guitar.
  Dr Melody Briggs, BA, MA, MA, PhD (Sheffield) – Lay Ministry Tutor

Melody is responsible for Lindisfarne’s discipleship programmes for lay people. She has worked in the field of theological education for over twenty years and has taught in a variety of settings, including churches, mission teams, a range of theological colleges and courses, and Durham University’s Community and Youth Work course. She is the Visiting Fellow in Bible and Christian Ministry at St John’s College, Durham and the co-author of the book, Living For God: Studies for Disciples in the 21st century. Melody is married, has three mostly grown children, and one lively puppy.
  Dr Hilary Elder, BA, BA, MA, PhD (Dunelm), PGCE - Developing Disciplship Officer

Hilary supports Lindisfarne’s discipleship programmes in Newcastle Diocese. She has enjoyed working in the arts, in education, for the Church of England and for herself, writing an as yet unpublished children’s adventure novel. She is currently also Secretary of Newcastle Readers’ Board and Associate Director of Ordinands in Newcastle Diocese.

Hilary is married with two teenage children, and loves music (she plays viola and trombone), books, movies, theatre, volleyball, Carlisle United and the outdoors.
  Jenny Burton BA
Jenny is Lindisfarne's Senior Administrator and PA to the Principal.  She joined Lindisfarne at its launch in September 2009, having previously worked in the charity sector.  She is responsible for the administrative support of all areas of Lindisfarne's work.  She enjoys reading and keeping fit.

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