The Revd. Mark Rowland
Mark Rowland is originally from Aberystwyth in mid Wales and has been a Methodist Minister for 10 years, currently serving as Free Church Chaplain at the University of Warwick. Mark lives with his partner Sam, who is also a Methodist minister. Mark is also undertaking PhD studies at the University of Leeds exploring 'a queer theology of holiness'. He trained for ordained ministry at the Urban Theology Unit, Sheffield; Candler School of Theology, Atlanta, GA and Wesley House, Cambridge. Mark is passionate about the inclusion of LGBT+ people in the church and while at Coventry Central Hall built up a strong relationship with Coventry Pride and pioneered work on policies local Methodist Churches can adopt around services following same sex marriage or civil partnership. Mark is a founder member of Dignity and Worth which works for LGBT+ equality in the Methodist Church, speaking prominently for these concerns in the Methodist Conference. He is interested in music and liturgy and has recently started to learn to dance!