Our Minister.

Revd David Dean.

Our minister, The Revd David Dean, is married to The Revd Martha McInnes and they have two adult children, both of whom are university students in bonnie Scotland.  All four of them are dual citizens of USA and UK.  

After 12 years in UK they spent 6 years in Gainesville, Florida (two hours north of Mickey and Minnie) and always answer the question, ‘Why did you move back to England’?  saying,
‘For the weather’!  

David is excited to be serving in the ministry team at Christ Church where so many amongst the Elders, members and friends sacrificially give of their time, energy and passion to the ministry opportunities currently presented to us by the Lord and the community.


Academic qualifications:


·      BA , 1982, Mercer University

·      MDiv (taught Masters degree), 1986, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

·      Certificate (Level 7) in Interreligious Relations, 2013, De Montfort University


Ministry posts in USA and UK:


·      Student internships (youth ministry, hospital chaplaincy, local church ministry) in Tennessee (’83), Louisiana (’84), Kentucky (’85), North Carolina (’88-’89)

·      Interim Ministry, Carolina United Church of Christ, Carolina, NC, ’89-‘90

·      Local Church Ministry, Congregational Christian United Church of Christ, Sanford, NC, ’90-‘93

·      Local Church Ministry, Prenton and St George’s United Reformed Churches, Wirral, Merseyside, ’93-‘99

·      Chaplain, Air Training Corps, ’94-‘05

·      Ecumenical Chaplain, Aston University, Birmingham, ’99-‘05

·      University Campus Minister, Santa Fe College and The University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, ’05-‘11

·      Churches Training Manager, St Philip’s Centre, Leicester, ’11-‘13

·      Synod Training Team, East Midlands, United Reformed Church, ’11-present

·      Chaplain, Leicester College, ’12-’13 (voluntary)

·      Synod Interfaith Officer, East Midlands, United Reformed Church, ’13- present

·      Minister, Christ Church URC, January ’13-present


Other vocational experience:


·      Grocery, 9 years (GA and KY)

·      Tire and Automotive (occasional, parents’ garage)

·      School Bus driver, 1 year (KY)

·      Hotel/Motel, 1 year (NC)

·      HIV/AIDS Helpline (USA) information specialist and supervisor, 2.5 years

·      Maternal and Child Health Helpline (NC) information specialist, 1 year


FE and HE teaching/tutoring experience:


·      Adjunct Faculty, Campbell University/Central Carolina Community College, ’91-‘93

·      Tutor, Free Church Moderators’ Course in Religious Studies, Merseyside and Region Churches Ecumenical Assembly, ’96-‘99

·      Tutor, TLS, West Midlands Synod, United Reformed Church, ’03-‘05

·      International Placement Tutor, Aston University, ’06-‘10

·      Religious professional panelist, Campus Ministry Cooperative/University of Florida Counseling Education, ’06-’11 (occasional)

·      St Philip’s Centre, Ecumenical training courses for Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Congregationalist, Lutheran (Swedish), Methodist, United Reformed Church, etc., laity and clergy.




·      Association Football, University and College Basketball, American Football

·      Recycling, particularly aluminium

·      Nature and Natural History programmes

·      Travel

·      Genealogy

·      Religious pilgrimage:  Taizé, Iona, Santiago de Compostela, etc.

·      Biblical studies, Theology, Ethics, Eschatology, Apocalyptic Literature, Justice and Peace initiatives

Rev. David Dean.
Contact Details: Tel.
                            Mobile Number. 07772 714388
                            E-Mail. Cddean95@gmail.com