BA Faculty

BA Faculty

Andy HardyRev. Dr Andrew Hardy: Undergraduate Programme Leader

Andy is an ordained minister and completed his doctorate in 2009 on “A Theology of Spiritual Formation and Prophetic Ministry.” He also has masters degrees in Counselling and Missiology and Evangelism. He joined the team in September 2010.



ForMissionRev. Dan Yarnell: Midlands Campus (Birmingham).

Dan lectures at ForMission college as well as being the National Coordinator of the Fellowship of Churches of Christ in Great Britain and Ireland. He has a Masters degree in New Testament Theology from Lincoln Christian College, Illinois.



Peter Cooper: Undergraduate Programme Assistant, Head Office (Birmingham)

Peter has a BA in Biblical Studies from University of Wales, Bangor, and an MA in Biblical Studies from King’s College London. He is fascinated by New Testament manuscripts and the transmission of the New Testament. Peter has worked for the Abernethy Trust in Scotland and as a church youth worker in Poole, Dorset. Prior to joining ForMission, he worked at Bournemouth University, then at the University of Birmingham. Peter is married with two young daughters. On the rare occasions that he has free time he likes mountain walking.


Emma Pavey: Learning Support Manager
Emma has a PhD in Linguistics and has taught at universities in the UK, the US and Canada, publishing a textbook with Cambridge University Press. She also spent many years in various roles with Wycliffe Bible Translators, focusing on training. She recently spent nine years living in Canada where, in addition to teaching and becoming a dual citizen, she studied Restorative Justice and gained a ThM in Theology from the Vancouver School of Theology, with a thesis on solitude, community and Trinitarian theology. She also volunteered with A Rocha Canada and was a member of a Mennonite Church Canada congregation where she served in pastoral roles and assisted with leading services, preaching and music. She loves creative pursuits of all kinds and is interested in the intersection of creativity, theopoetics, hospitality and discernment.



ForMission StaffDavid Gidney: Formation Tutor for Midlands Campus (Birmingham)

Dave has an MPhil in Biblical Studies and has been head of Old Testament at a Bible College. He has been a church planter, city missionary, pastored three churches, been an itinerant, and then a church based children’s worker, and has been involved in training children’s workers nationally. Dave is a member of Children Worldwide and he has written several books including Children in the Heart of God, and The Santa Claus Principle.


ForMission StaffAndy Vail: Midlands Campus (Birmingham)

Andy is National Administrator of the Fellowship of Churches of Christ in Great Britain and Ireland. He has a degree in Modern History from the University of East Anglia and is currently completing a PhD examining Birmingham’s free churches during WWI through the University of Birmingham. Andy is married with four children. He regularly preaches across Birmingham and he is a trustee for the Community for Reconciliation (Barnes Close). Andy was once a councillor in the London borough of Merton.

David Wise, London Campus 

David has been pastoring Baptist Churches in London for over 35 years. He has particular experience in the development of multi-ethnic church communities. He has been a part-time member of the Faculty at ForMission College since 2011, gradually taking on more responsibilities. He holds an MA in Aspects of Biblical Interpretation which focussed on the way that people from different ethnicities interpret text and he is currently enrolled as a doctoral student at Roehampton University researching the development of multi-ethnic church congregations. David is married with three grown up children who are also married, and he has four grandchildren.


Dr Louisa Peet: Midlands Campus (Birmingham)

Louisa has a BSc in Biomedical Science, an MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) from Leicester-Warwick University, an MRCGP (membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners), a CertHE in Theological Studies from London School of Theology and she is currently studying on the ForMission MA programme specialising in Urban Mission. Louisa is currently working part time as a specialist General Practitioner working alongside patients who are homeless and vulnerably housed, after several years in more ‘general’ General Practice. She serves on the leadership team of an inner city church in Coventry where she is responsible for local mission.


Alex Shoderu: Formation Tutor, Intensive Campus

Alex has a BSc Forensic Science and an MA Pastoral Theology and Practice. He is the senior youth leader at Kings Cross Baptist Church, London and has been involved in youth ministry around the world.


Darin Stevens: Intensive Campus

Darin has a BA in Religion with an emphasis in Christian Education of Youth from Cedarville University and an MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.  He is the Assistant Director for Reign Ministries and loves helping to develop Reign Ministries’ youth ministry training programmes and, more importantly, equipping the next generation of youth ministers.  Darin also continues to engage in local youth ministry through his church by meeting with and discipling teenagers on a weekly basis. He is married to Joy who also teaches at ForMission’s Intensive campus and they have two daughters.


Alysen Merrill, Intensive Campus

I have a BA in Youth and Family ministry from Kentucky Christian University and a MA in Missional Leadership fromSpringdale College (now ForMission College).  I have the privilege of serving with two ministries – Pavilion Christian Community as associate minister and Reign Ministries.  A few things that I’m passionate about are people development, community, discipleship and helping people understand their calling and mission in daily life.  I’m American and have lived in the UK since 2005.  I really enjoy live music, a good strong cup of tea, and any type of curry.


Tina Trevett: North West Campus (Liverpool)

Tina has a BA in Theology from Manchester University and a MA in Practical Theology: Christian Leadership, from Moorlands Bible College. She has been a Reader in the Church of England for over twenty years and been actively involved in church leadership with a focus on teaching and discipleship. Tina is married with two grown up children and one granddaughter. In her spare time she loves walking, visiting National Trust properties and curling up with a good book.


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