Anglican Communion Looks to Develop Theological Education

As part of its commitment to helping to strengthen Anglican theological education on a regional basis, TEAC, the Primates Working Party on Theological Education, has announced that three part-time Regional Associates have been appointed to work with and alongside TEAC's Secretary, Clare Amos.

The three Regional Associates were selected for their roles on the advice of their Primates or senior Provincial colleagues. All three made a valuable contribution to the recent TEAC 'Anglican Way' meeting held in Singapore.

Archbishop Rowan Williams and the other members of TEAC present in Singapore welcomed the appointment of these talented and enthusiastic people to these key roles supporting theological education in the Anglican Communion.

The three Regional Associates are:

Rt Rev Michael Fape, Bishop of Remo, in Nigeria. Bishop Michael Fape was previously a lecturer at Immanuel College of Theology, Ibadan, and then the Dean of Archbishop Vining College of Theology, Akure. He has a PhD from the University of Aberdeen and has worked in theological education since 1990. He will focus particularly on helping to deliver TEAC's work in Anglican Provinces in Africa.

Rev Joo Yup Lee, a priest of the Anglican Church of Korea. Rev Joo Yup Lee after training both in Korea and abroad has served three rural parishes as rector and a sharing house community (a Korean Anglican social ministry for the urban poor). His present responsibility is as Director of Sallintuh - an Anglican shelter for homeless families. He will engage especially with the East Asian context.

Rev Sally Sue Hernandez Garcia, a priest of the Anglican Church in Mexico, from the Diocese of Mexcio City. Having trained for the ministry both in Mexico and abroad, Rev Sally Sue Hernandez Garcia works part-time for the St Andrew's Seminary teaching mission and ministry, practical theology and popular religiosity, and in addition ministers in two local congregations, with young people and in a hospital. Among other projects she will work to facilitate the development of Anglican theological resources in Spanish.