Dr Michael Hull S.T.D. has been appointed as Director of Studies in the Scottish Episcopal Institute (SEI), and will take up post in January 2015. Dr Hull, a biblical scholar, currently teaches at the Mercer School of Theology, Long Island, NY, doing so by Skype from his home in Northern Italy.
Before being received into The Episcopal Church, Dr Hull served for the past twenty years as a RC parish priest and, from 1998, as Professor of Sacred Scripture and later as Dean of the formation programme at St Joseph’s Seminary, Yonkers, New York. He earned his doctorate in Biblical Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome.
The Rev Anne Tomlinson, Principal of SEI said “Dr Hull’s scholarship, experience, pedagogic skills and humanity will bring much to the SEI staff team as together we seek to form people as competent and confident authorized public ministers for the Church of God. I look forward enormously to welcoming him into the SEI community, to working with him and learning from him.”
The Rt Rev Kevin Pearson, Bishop of Argyll and the Isles and Convener of the Institute Council said “This is an exciting time in the development of the Scottish Episcopal Institute. Dr Hull brings a remarkable range of skills to the staff team and to the Scottish Episcopal Church.”
Dr Hull says “I am delighted for the opportunity to serve as the Director of Studies! The optimism of the Scottish Episcopal Church in its missional orientation is palpable. The chance to participate in the formation of women and men for authorised ministry in the Scottish Episcopal Institute and to share in the Church’s mission is thrilling. It is with great joy that I look forward to praying, working and growing with everyone in the SEC and SEI as we strive together to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.”