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Revd Nick Ladd

Director of Ministry and Formation
Director of Practical Theology
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Nick Ladd is responsible for the community life of St John's - and also has oversight of the delivery of Practical Theology teaching and placement experience for the students in college.

Nick has 27 years experience in full-time ministry in inner-city, outer estate, suburban and urban parishes. For the past eight years he has been vicar of St Barnabas, Cambridge - re-envisioning and reorganising a large church into smaller communities (clusters) committed to mission both in the parish and in other areas and contexts around Cambridge.

After graduating in music from Exeter University, he studied theology at Selwyn College, Cambridge whilst at Ridley Hall. During his time at St Luke's, Bricket Wood, he did an MA in Pastoral Theology at Anglia Ruskin University, developing a particular interest in the pastoral issues generated by living in a consumer culture. 

Since his early experiences in the Charismatic movement - and particularly under the influence of John Wimber - Nick has been convinced that ministry belongs to the whole body of Christ and committed to enabling churches to become mission communities in which people develop the gifts and confidence to disciple and nurture one another with wisdom and grace. In recent years, he has found himself giving more and more time to nurturing leaders within the church who can enable shared ministry and mission; and so it seemed a natural step to become involved in the formation and training of people for future ministry here at St John's.

Nick is married to Anne, who is also ordained and practices as a Social Worker. They have two children; Emma who has just started at University and Nathan who is studying 'A' levels at sixth form college. They also have three cats and four chickens! Nick enjoys playing and listening to music, reading and films. He also loves walking (so glad to be living once again where hills are nearby). He will even still play cricket when the muscles and joints allow!

The Revd Nick Ladd, BA, MA