Reverend Dr Ellie Sanderson Appointed Diocesan Canon Theologian

Reverend Dr Ellie Sanderson Appointed Diocesan Canon Theologian

eleanor-1Bishop Justin has appointed Reverend Dr Ellie Sanderson as Diocesan Canon Theologian.  A date for her installation service will be advised as soon as possible.

Ellie is Vicar of St Alban’s Parish of Eastbourne and also Chaplain to Wellesley College.  She currently serves as the Fellow for Public Theology at the Centre for Anglican Communion Studies hosted by Virginia Theological Seminary in the United States and has previously been a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Centre for Theology and Public Issues at Otago University.

A former lecturer at the School of Earth Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington, her research publications involve a focus on participatory community development, geographies of hope, the interweaving of contextual theologies and development theory and practise, feminist philosophy and women’s spirituality.

This year she will join with faculty from Victoria University in hosting the UNESCO supported conference, Woven Together: Christianity and Development between New Zealand and the Pacific.