Revd Dr Graham Rutter is Lecturer and Tutor in Old Testament at St Mellitus, North West. He is an archaeologist and has taken part in fieldwork in Britain, Israel, Jordan and Spain. He has been a Children’s Worker, as part of a growing church near Wolverhampton. After ordination, he was a curate in a large church in Wellington, Telford, before moving to Derby diocese for seven years.
In Derby, he served in two churches and as Area Dean for six years. As incumbent, he encouraged and supported the creation of an ecumenical Assemblies Team, a Chaplaincy Team, a successful HLF bid for £220,000, and a growing church. As Area Dean, he supported pastoral reorganisation in the Deanery, numerous appointments, the creation of a BMO, training events, and Deanery days.
During this time he was also Tutor for the All Saints Centre, teaching trainee Readers and ordinands, and helping the diocese set up and run their programme of theological eduction. He was Training Incumbent for three curates, supported a number of people on their vocational journeys to ordination and through Reader training, and was a selection advisor for the Diocesan pre-BAP panels.
He is married with a daughter. They enjoy visiting zoos, going to National Trust properties and the beach, playing board games, and are rapidly running out of places where they can put another bookshelf… Graham also occasionally blogs at: 0lem.wordpress.com