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College reappoints its “passionate and missional” leader

Blog — 18th May 2017

We are delighted to announce that the Governors of Nazarene Theological College, Manchester, have unanimously re-appointed Revd Dr Deirdre Brower Latz for a further five-year term as Principal of the College. 

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The Chair of Governors, Rev David Montgomery, who is also Superintendent of the British Isles South District Church of the Nazarene, noted the way that NTC has grown in numbers and in scope during the five years of Deirdre’s leadership. “Deirdre leads a team with a strong missional focus and a passionate spirituality. We are delighted that she is going to take the College into the next phase of its growth.”

Dr Brower Latz said “NTC exists to challenge as well as to equip. Whether people come to us for undergraduate or post-graduate study we want to nurture students who are theologically informed, as well as courageous; Christ-centred as well as culturally-relevant.”

Based in Manchester, the College remains central to the life of the Church of The Nazarene, training ministers and theologians for the UK and the global church. It has a growing role in equipping the wider Church, for example through its Learning Centres across the UK, its partnership with the Scottish School of Christian Mission and in sending and receiving theologians, pastors, and youth workers to and from every part of the world.

Revd Dr Brower Latz is a minister in the Church of the Nazarene. After pastorates in Bristol and Manchester she joined the College in 2000 as Lecturer in Pastoral and Social Theology, becoming Principal in 2012. Her doctorate focused on contextual readings of John Wesley’s theology and issues of ecclesiology, justice and urban poverty. She remains committed to teaching and exploring issues relating to Urban Mission and Ministry, Wesleyan theology, contextual and practical theology.