I am a minister of the United Reformed Church and until August 2008 served as a member of the academic staff at Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education. At Queen’s, I taught Ecumenical Studies; Interfaith Studies; Ministry in Intercultural Contexts; and Modern Theologians, among other subjects. I have also supervised students for MA, MPhil, ThD, PrD and PhD degrees and served as a training officer of the West Midlands Synod. I continue to research, supervise, examine and present papers across academic institutions, while not affiliated to any. It is liberating to be a maverick ‘scholar and student’ at large!
In September 2008, I was appointed Secretary for Racial Justice and Multicultural Ministry for the United Reformed Church which has now evolved into intercultural ministry. And, from 2015 I have been given responsibility for Global and Intercultural Ministries. My work is situated within the Mission Department of the United Reformed Church.
I am on the editorial board of Black Theology: An International Journal. And for a number of years, I am served as a trustee and vice-convenor of Grassroots, a community based interfaith organisation.
Besides my involvement in theological education and ministerial formation, I am also a writer of short stories and a story-teller. Among my many projects is that of re-claiming Anancy or Anansi, the Caribbean patron saint, as a conversation partner in re-telling biblical stories and theological ideas.
My interest in things Caribbean, including Caribbean theology and Studies resulted in my involvement in the Society for Caribbean Studies in the UK. I served on the SCS committee until June 2009.