The Reverend Dr Ian Randall
Role at Ridley:
Simeon Team Honorary Chaplain
Ian was born and brought up in the far north of Scotland and studied economics and economic history at Aberdeen University. He and Janice met at University and after they were married they started work in London. After some years working in human resources Ian felt called to ordained ministry and studied in Oxford. He had two Baptist church pastorates in the Thames Valley area before becoming a lecturer in church history and spirituality at Spurgeon’s College, London. He and Janice were later asked to help with leadership training in Eastern Europe and they moved to Prague where Janice continued her teaching and Ian was supervising Master’s and PhD students. In 2008 they returned to the UK, to Cambridge. Ian was on the team at Cambourne (ecumenical) Church and has also been a part-time hospital chaplain at Addenbrooke’s.
Janice and Ian regard themselves as European in their outlook. They have two daughters, who with their husbands and families live and work in different countries in mainland Europe.
Ian’s current commitments include being part of a team offering training in spiritual direction; involvement in Lyn’s House, which is a L’Arche inspired project in Cambridge; and as a research associate at the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide. He has written a number of books on evangelical movements and mission history and continues to research and write, especially in the area of renewal, community and mission.