Rob McDonald

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The Revd Dr Rob McDonald is Tutor in Christian Doctrine at Ridley Hall and an affiliated lecturer of the Faculty of Divinity in the University of Cambridge.

Born in Belfast, Rob emigrated to New Zealand with his family a few years later, a move that profoundly influenced his character, added to his vocabulary, and irrevocably altered his loyalty to national sports teams.  He studied English Literature at the University of Otago before working for AgResearch, New Zealand’s largest publicly funded scientific institute.  Returning to the United Kingdom in 1999, Rob worked in financial services in London before spending two years on the staff at Holy Trinity Brompton.

Rob read theology at Cambridge while training for ordination at Ridley Hall, completing his PhD on the Holy Spirit in Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics.

Rob is married to Anna and they have three young children.  He enjoys road cycling, especially when it involves mountains and coffee.

Ash Stephenson