The Revd Dr David Bryan B.Sc B.Theol. D.Phil (Oxon) –  Dean
David is the leader of the community of learning and formation.  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 and he published a Lent book entitled 'Jesus: his home, his journey, his challenge' (2013). He is passionate about the need for fresh and imaginative approaches to mission and ministry and desperately wants the churches in the region to flourish and grow. David has also 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 U2.

  Dr Melody Briggs BA, MA, MA, PhD (Sheffield) – Senior Formational Tutor

Melody is responsible for teaching Mission Studies and Theology.  She is also the Placement Tutor for first year students. 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 author of the books, 'How Children Read Biblical Narrative' (2017) and the Grove Booklet, 'Interpreting Bible Stories for Children and Young Teens' (2016). Melody is married, has three mostly grown children, and one lively puppy.

  Jenny Burton BA
Jenny is Lindisfarne's Academic Administrator.  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.

Lindisfarne has taken on for 2017-18 two new chaplains, Revd Barbara Hilton (Durham) and Revd Stephen Herbert (Newcastle). Their role is to help with the leading of worship on evenings when we meet for learning and to be available for the personal support of all Lindisfarne students. Both have long experience of working with us - in Barbara's case, as a student for 5 years, and in Stephen's case as someone has helped us in various ways over the full lifespan of Lindisfarne. We are delighted that they have joined our staff team. They will enhance the journey of learning very much indeed.
  Stephen has served in parishes in USA, Canada and the UK and is currently Vicar of St Martin's Byker and St Anthony's Byker and Coordinator of Mission Initiative Newcastle East. In the past he has been an Associate Tutor in Mission for Lindisfarne RTP.

  Barbara joined Lindisfarne as a student in its first year. Three years of Reader training were followed by two years of ordination training.  She is Priest in Charge of Tudhoe, St David and Croxdale St Bartholomew, in plurality and Kirk Merrington, St John the Evangelist. Barbara says, "I owe a great debt to Lindisfarne and their training and so I am delighted to be part of the team and look forward to getting to know people on their journey."

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