Leadership

Meet our management team

Joel Morris

Executive Director

Dr Joel Morris is Union’s Executive Director, overseeing the strategic and operational direction of the organisation. He is an active member of Grace Community Church, Porthcawl. He spent serveral years as a missionary with OM before a doctorate and career in engineering which took him to Seoul National University in the Nuclear Engineering Department. He is married to Hyelim and they have three children.

Contact

jm@ust.ac.uk

Ian Shaw

Provost

Before joining Union, Ian spent nine years working as the Director of the Langham Partnership UK Scholars Ministry, which supports the training of lecturers in evangelical theological seminaries in the Majority World. He is also Honorary Fellow in the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh. Before that he served for twelve years as Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Lecturer in the History of Christianity at International Christian College, Glasgow. He is the author of six books in the fields of Church history and historical theology. His first ministry was eight years spent as Pastor of a church in Salford, Manchester. Ian is married to Christine, who is a Deputy-Head teacher in a school for children with Special Educational Needs. They have four grown children and one grandson.

Contact

is@ust.ac.uk

Phil Hill

Pastoral Dean and Lecturer in Pastoral Theology

Phil Hill is Union's Pastoral Dean in partnership with the Evangelical Movement of Wales, and Lecturer in Pastoral Theology. He has pastored churches in Wales, England, and Israel. He spent five years in Israel as Head of Ministerial Formation at Nazareth Evangelical Theological Seminary, Galilee.

Contact

phill@ust.ac.uk

Cornelis Bennema

Academic Dean and Senior Lecturer in New Testament

Cornelis (Cor) Bennema is the Academic Dean and Senior Lecturer in New Testament. Cor comes from the Netherlands where he worked as an IT professional before he moved to the UK for his theological studies. He then taught in India at SAIACS, a postgraduate theological seminary, for eleven years, and joined Union School of Theology in 2013.

See Cor's Publications Here

Contact

cbennema@ust.ac.uk