With the present Dean of Bishopdale Theological College (BTC) in the Diocese of Nelson, Rev. Dr. Tim Harris on transfer (so to speak) to Adelaide to become Bishop for Mission and Evangelism, a new Dean has been looked for. In the end the looking has not had to extend to the ends of the earth as the new Dean will be the Rev. Dr. Andrew Burgess, Vicar of All Saints, Nelson and already on the staff of BTC.
Andrew has an Oxford D. Phil. on the theology of Barth, and will have been vicar in his parish for just over nine years when he takes up his new role in early 2012. This is a great appointment which will ensure the vision for BTC continues to shine strongly.