The Reverend Dr Michael Volland
Role at Ridley:
Before coming to Cambridge Michael was Director of Mission at Cranmer Hall, Missioner to the East Durham Mission Project; a group of 9 parishes in the east of the Diocese of Durham, and Acting Area Dean of Easington.
Prior to his ministry in Durham, Michael spent three years on the staff of Gloucester Cathedral, during which time he pioneered and led a fresh expression of church in the city centre. Before ordination training he spent six years engaged in parish-based youth ministry.
Michael has led a number of mission teams to Newquay in Cornwall and also spent a number of years on the worship planning team for Greenbelt Festival. He holds a commission in the Royal Army Chaplains Department (RAChD) and has served as chaplain to Durham Army Cadet Force.
Michael is married and he and his wife have three children. He enjoys surfing and has been a member of Christian Surfers UK for over twenty years.