We are delighted to announce that Professor John Swinton has accepted our invitation to become a vice president of BRF.
Professor Swinton is professor in practical theology and pastoral care at the University of Aberdeen. He is a leading practitioner in the field of spiritual care for older people in the UK and has been instrumental in the development of the ground-breaking Spiritual Care Series course which BRF promotes and distributes through its Anna Chaplaincy ministry. This is an honorary role for an initial period of three years.
Our chair of trustees, Bishop Colin Fletcher, welcomes Professor Swinton:
‘I am delighted that Professor John Swinton has accepted our invitation to become a vice president of BRF Ministries. His expertise in pastoral theology and healthcare, both as a nurse and as a chaplain, fits in beautifully to our fast-growing network of Anna Chaplains and his broad interest in issues of disability and inclusion will be of wider benefit to our ministries as a whole. He will also be the first Church of Scotland minister to be appointed to this role, emphasising that BRF Ministries are for all four nations of the United Kingdom as well as being international too.’