Who We Are

Our core group is drawn from many different countries, and is working to launch the project. Meet some of our elected officers:

Revd Khadisha Smart (St Vincent & the Grenadines), Project Coordinator

Khadisha is currently a Deacon in the Church in the Province of the West Indies- Diocese of the Windward Islands. She has particular interests in pastoral care, chaplaincy, and youth leadership. She looks forward to deeper interactions with and opening gateways for Anglican Youths from across the world.

Fr Thomas Sharp (England, UK), Project Coordinator

Thomas is a third order Franciscan and priest in the Church of England. His PhD research was on Karl Rahner’s theology of death and sickness and the Holy Spirit. He is passionate about ecumenism and dialogue, and supporting the next generation of theologians across the Anglican Communion.

Rhine Philip Tsobotsi Koloti (South Africa), Secretary

Rhine is the Gender, Education, and Transformation officer for the Anglican Students Federation in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. His Master’s thesis focused on pastoral care responses to clergy sexual abuse. His PhD research is on the relationship between black theology and Tinyiko Maluleke’s public intellectual work. He is currently studying ecumenical theology at the Bossey Ecumenical Institute, Geneva. He lectures in New Testament and Gender studies at the University of the Western Cape. Rhine serves as a Board member for HOPE Africa.

Hannah Malcolm (England, UK), Website and Communications Officer

Hannah is an ordinand in the Church of England. Her PhD research is on a theological framing of climate and ecological grief experiences, and her Master’s degree focused on Asian Christian Theologies. She is on the board of Operation Noah and a member of the Church of England Environment Working Group.

Revd Dr Arabella Milbank (England, UK), Commissioning Editor

Arabella is currently a parish priest in the Diocese of Lincoln, but due to join Selwyn College, Cambridge as Dean of Chapel and Chaplain from September. Her academic background is in literature and languages, with higher degrees in Medieval Studies and Theology. Her research projects have engaged with affect, apocalypse, and most recently angels.

Revd Masango Roderick Warakula (Zimbabwe)

Masango is an ordained Anglican Priest and lecturer at the National Anglican Theological College of Zimbabwe where he teaches Ecotheology, Old Testament Studies and Church Leadership and Administration. He has an Msc in International Relations and is a fellow with Green Faith Organisation.  

Revd Christopher West (Northern Ireland)

Christopher is a priest in the Church of Ireland. He lives in Enniskillen, where he currently serves as Curate Assistant of St Macartin’s Cathedral. His Master’s thesis crossed the disciplines of theology, philosophy, and science in the search for an integrated approach to our embodied reception of the Eucharist. He is currently researching liturgy in digital contexts.

Yam Shrestha (Nepal)

Yam has a Bachelor’s degree from Doon Bible College in India and a Master’s degree from Nepal Theological Academy. He is currently doing further postgraduate study.

Rev Cathrine Ngangira (England, UK)

Cathrine is a priest in the Church of England and one of the Anglican Communion Youth Network conveners.  She is interested in Leadership and African theologies. 

Yin-An Chen (England and Taiwan), Comms Team

Yin-An is an ordinand who will be ordained in the Church of England in 2022. He is an adjunct lecturer of Anglicanism, Theology and Culture in Trinity School for Christian Ministry in the Episcopal Diocese of Taiwan. He is publishing a book about a critical reconstruction of liberation theologies from the perspective of Michel Foucault. As a research associate in the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide, his current project is on curriculum design for teaching global theologies in the Western context. 

Rev Gregory Stark (Belgium)

Gregory is an Episcopal priest working with children and youth in the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe and a masters student in systematic theology at KU Leuven. His research focuses on Flemish mysticism, poetry from the first decade of the AIDS pandemic, and the role of the body in theological epistemology. He looks forward to building relationships and collectively doing theology across the communion.

Fr Dave Thomas (The Bahamas)

Dave is a priest serving in the diocese of the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands. Since ordination, he has served as the assistant curate at Church of the Ascension, Chaplain and religious education teacher at Bishop Michael Eldon Anglican School both on Grand Bahama. Currently, Father Thomas is the Priest-In-Charge of Holy Saviour Multi-Point Parish on Cat Island. Thomas is now doing his Masters of Philosophy in New Testament Theology.

Melissa Awu (South Africa)

Melissa Awu is a Sport Manager at the University of Cape Town and studying Theology at University of Western Cape. She is exploring the call to ordained ministry in the Diocese of Cape Town. She is a trained Sport Chaplain and is passionate about care for creation, and is part of the Green Anglicans Network.