Revd Greg Downes is the Director of Ministerial Training at Wycliffe Hall and Dean of The Wesley Centre for Missional Engagement.
Greg was formerly Theologian and Missioner at St Michael le Belfrey in York, before coming to Wycliffe in 2017. He has been a lecturer at the London School of Theology and, more recently, St Hild College, and is a member of the Archbishop’s College of Evangelists. He has ministered on five continents, been a school teacher, prison & university chaplain and stood for election as an MP. He is married to Tamie, a GP, and they have two young daughters, Anastasia & Trinity.
In 2018, Greg was in charge of launching the Wesley Centre for Missional Engagement at Wycliffe Hall with the purpose of raising up a new generation of evangelists who can help facilitate church growth. Therefore, the aim of the WCME is to work towards the re-evangelisation of the nations by equipping men and women to lead others to Christ and then discern, disciple and deploy others to do the same.
In January 2020, Sophie van Houtryve joined Wycliffe Hall as the Administrator of the WCME and Executive Assistant to Greg Downes. Sophie is a multilingual translator who comes with experience in mission and evangelism through IFES student ministry. Sophie is married to Tim and they have three children.
The WCME runs various events a year, notably the School of Evangelism which will take place again this year from 7-10 December 2020. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.