The Minister is the Revd Dr Tim Macquiban
Dr Macquiban brings a wealth of pastoral ministry and ecumenical engagement to this appointment. He has been a minister in the British Methodist Church since 1987, having been an archivist in local government before that. He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge where he read history. He is experienced in leading worship and promoting both mission and Christian Education in diverse situations.
He has served in two local circuits in Britain in smaller and larger churches for 9 years, in Yorkshire and Cambridge, and has taught in a theological college and in higher education for 18 years. He has a long engagement in pastoral, academic and ecumenical work. He has been Tutor at Wesley College, Bristol, Principal Lecturer and Head of Church and International Relations at Westminster College Oxford (Oxford Brookes University) and Principal of the ecumenical college and conference centre, Sarum College in Salisbury, England. In these institutions he has taught church history, worship and spirituality.
With his wife, Angela, he has supported World Church partnerships and world development, with visits to Jamaica, Singapore and Malaysia, as well as teaching in the United States in various Methodist universities and lecturing in Australia, particularly in the anniversary years of 2003 and 2007 celebrating the contribution of John and Charles Wesley. In 1991 he served as a locum in Rome at PSA for the summer and has been a member (and for a time Chair) of the English Waldensian Missions Committee.
After two decades as Secretary and Co-Chair of the Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies, he stepped down in 2013 only to become Co-Chair of the Dialogue between the World Methodist Council (of which he is a member) and the Baptist World Alliance.
Having done his doctorate on Methodist Attitudes to the poor 1785-1840 and specialised in the engagement of Methodism in social action, he has a particular interest in seeing how personal and social holiness are brought together in Methodist work and witness.
He and his wife Angela have a love of the Arts, especially music, and have always belonged to a choir as part of their leisure activities. With their cat, Piero, they are very happy and privileged to be living in Rome.