The Revd Dr Daniel Inman has been appointed as the new Diocesan Director of Ordinands (DDO) for the Diocese of Chichester.
Rebecca Swyer, Director for Apostolic Life, said: ‘We are very much looking forward to Dan joining the Diocese. He brings a wealth of relevant experience to the role; in particular his interest in encouraging young vocations in the Church of England, one of our key priorities in the diocese.’
Dan has served as chaplain at Queen’s College Oxford since 2013 and Junior Research Fellow in the History of Theology. He has also served as a Vocations Advisor for the Diocese of Oxford, with particular responsibility for members of the University of Oxford.
He said: “I’m hugely excited to be joining the Diocese and its vocations team as we seek to fan into flame God’s gifts among the people of Sussex.
“For the past three years, I’ve been active as a Vocations Advisor in the Diocese of Oxford, working in particular with younger ordinands, and I’m especially passionate about nurturing vocations among millennials.
“There are great opportunities ahead for the Church with the resources now being set aside for ministerial training, and I look forward to working with clergy and laity across the Diocese to bring forward a new generation of clergy to help build up the body of Christ through Word and Sacrament.”
Dan will be licensed at evensong in the Cathedral on 10th October at 5.30pm.
Dan is originally from Hayling Island. As an undergraduate, he read Theology at Wycliffe Hall in Oxford and then pursued postgraduate studies at The Queen’s College. After completing his doctorate on the history of the Oxford theology faculty (which was published as The Making of Modern English Theology in 2014 by Fortress Press), Dan prepared for ordination at Ripon College Cuddesdon and served his title in Deddington and the Barfords in rural north Oxfordshire. Dan returned to Queen’s to be Chaplain in 2013. During this time, he also served as a Vocations Advisor for the Diocese of Oxford, chiefly working with staff and students in the University who were considering ordained ministry. He also engaged in church history teaching in the University and at Ripon College Cuddesdon and supervised ordinands on placement from Wycliffe. Apart from his historical interests, Dan enjoys singing, walking, and playing squash. He is delighted to be returning to the south coast after fourteen years in Oxfordshire, and very much looking forward to working with the Apostolic Life team to build up the vocations work across the Diocese.
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