As academic, I am Lecturer in Practical Theology at London School of Theology and have a PhD in incarnational ecclesial leadership. I teach leadership and ecclesiology, spirituality and preaching, and also supervise postgraduate research. As practitioner, I spent a decade in local church leadership, followed by a stint as a commissioned minister in an Anglican parish. Over the last twenty years, I have mentored a number of emerging leaders and have also provided short-term coaching to more senior leaders. These days, I also practise as a spiritual director and am open to hearing from potential new directees.
Alongside all of this, I serve the wider church through teaching and writing. In addition to regular guest preaching in local churches, I have lectured on the Evangelical Alliance’s Public Leader programme and for the C.S. Lewis Institute Fellows Program (London). I have also served as an Associate of LICC’s Imagine project and given seminars at both Spring Harvest and New Wine. My writing crosses the academic/practice divide, with publications in a number of peer-reviewed journals as well as more popular-level publications. I am most proud, however, of my academic book, Ecclesial Leadership as Friendship, and my decade of blogging over at The Art of Steering.
I trained originally as a City lawyer and – in addition to the doctorate – I hold two Masters degrees, one of which is from Cambridge University, as well as various professional qualifications.
DR CHLOE LYNCH | ACADEMIC&PRACTITIONER