I studied philosophy at Queen’s University Belfast (BA and MA) and went on to serve in student ministry with IFES Ireland. I moved to London to train for gospel ministry at the Cornhill Training Course and at Oak Hill Theological College (MTh Distinction). I came to Union (PG Cert Min) in preparation for being licensed by the Dromore Presbytery as Assistant Minister in First Presbyterian Church, Saintfield.
I subsequently completed a PhD in historical theology at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of the Rev’d Dr Stephen Hampton with a dissertation entitled ‘The prophetic preaching of John Owen from 1646 to 1659 in its historical context’.
I hold a postgraduate qualification in teaching and learning in higher education (PGCHET) from Queen’s University Belfast and am a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
I have been on the faculty of Union College since 2016.