Learning & Ministry Committee

The Learning and Ministry Committee meets three times a year and attends to all matters pertaining to the learning support of Stipendiary and Non Stipendiary Ministry, Church Related Community Work, Lay Training, Young People and Children. It is also concerned with those candidating for ministries within the NW Synod of the URC and supports Learning and Development Officers within the Synod and the mission of the Synod.

Convenor - Revd Martyn Coe



Candidate Secretary - Revd Dr Lesley Hussleby



CRCW Ministries Advocate - Revd Brian Acty



Learning & Development Officer -
Revd Dr Tim Mountain

TimMountainTim is a Baptist minister who has pastored churches in Kent and Lincolnshire over a period of 25 years before taking up a tutor post in 2013 at Northern Baptist College in Manchester.

In October 2016 Tim was appointed to a role shared between Northern College (Support and Development Tutor) and North Western Synod (Learning and Development Officer).

He is married to Shirley and they have two adult children. He has been a Spurs supporter since childhood, through which he learns lessons about hope and shattered dreams.

Tim’s Synod responsibilities include working on the Introductory Course for candidates accepted for training for URC ministry, and he will be working with the EM2 and EM3 programmes for ministers. So, ministers, if you wish to apply for advice about future study or to apply for a grant, Tim’s your person.

Worship Co-ordinator &
Lay Preaching Commissioner -
[under appointment]



Representative of College - 

Revd Dr Rosalind Selby


Minutes Secretary - Philip Jones


Co-opted - Revd Alistair Smeaton



Ex-officio - Revd Brian Jolly



Ex-officio - Moderator - Revd Andrew Mills



Ex-officio - Jean Mullineux



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