THE NEW Managing Editor of Modern Church's quarterly liberal theology journal, Modern Believing, has been announced as the Coordinator of the Centre for Contemporary Spirituality at Sarum College.

Dr Karen O’Donnell is a feminist, ecumenical, practical theologian whose interdisciplinary research interests span theology, spirituality, and pedagogy.

In this role, Dr O’Donnell will oversee Sarum College’s thriving MA in Christian Spirituality programme, which attracts a range of students from different faith traditions.

She will also support the development of the Centre’s other learning opportunities, including a programme of innovative short courses exploring various aspects of spirituality.

Sarum College has a long-established reputation for excellence in the area of Christian Spirituality. Its MA in Christian Spirituality, established in 1999, was the first of its kind and continues to offer a unique programme of studies in this field.

‘I am delighted to be joining such a vibrant and exciting learning community,’ Dr O’Donnell says. ‘I look forward to working with such outstanding colleagues at Sarum College.’

‘Sarum College is thrilled to welcome Karen, who will contribute much to our life of learning. She is an experienced teacher, a skilled researcher and writer and has an entrepreneurial spirit,’ says The Revd Canon Professor James Woodward, Principal of Sarum College. ‘I am looking forward to working and learning alongside her.’

Dr O’Donnell is expected to take up this post in January 2019. The January 2019 issue of Modern Believing will be the first under her editorship.