Appointment of Our New Dean Revd. Richard Sewell
Saint George’s College and the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, the Right Reverend Suheil Dawani, is pleased to announce the appointment of Revd Richard Sewell as our next Dean of the college.
Richard comes from the Diocese of Southwark, United Kingdom. He was ordained priest on the Feast of St Francis 2003 and has served in parishes in the Diocese of Southwark throughout his ministry. He trained for ministry at SEITE now St Augustine’s College. He also studied Theology at the University of Birmingham, following which he worked at the Church of Scotland Hospice in Tiberias as a volunteer. For three years he initiated and oversaw an Inter-Faith Project in East London. Most recently, Richard has been for the past seven years the Team Rector of Barnes Team Ministry in south London.
Prior to ordination Richard worked for the Anglican Mission Agency, USPG, as a mission educator with additional responsibilities for USPG’s relationship with the Churches in Pakistan and Bangladesh.
JulieAnn, his wife, a Primary School teacher and Counsellor, will be joining the college community whist their son, Nathaniel, and daughter, Eliana, continue to pursue their careers and studies in the UK.
Asked to reflect on his forthcoming ministry and role here as Dean of Saint George’s College, Richard responded.
“I am so excited and feel very privileged to have been selected as the new Dean of St George’s College. This role brings together a lifetime’s interests and commitments in ministry and beyond. I am delighted to be able to join the staff team of the College and the Cathedral and to lead the College into what I pray will be a very positive future.”
Our expectation is that Richard will commence his position as Dean of St. George’s College Jerusalem in October 2018.