Revd Canon Ian Parkinson is Visiting Lecturer in Professional Practice at St Mellitus College and teaches on the MA in Christian Leadership at the North West Centre. After studying Law at the University of Durham, he trained for ordination in Oxford and has a degree in theology from London University. Ian has been involved in Church Leadership for more than thirty years and has a wide experience of growing local churches in a variety of different contexts as well as overseeing church planting initiatives. Ian is New Wine Regional Director for the North of England, and has an extensive ministry in mentoring and coaching younger and emerging leaders. Ian works at CPAS. He is married to Nadine, who works for Tear Fund, and they have three adult children. He loves to relax by playing cricket, walking, reading, gardening and cooking.