Nick Shepherd

Nick ShepherdVisiting Scholar, Sarum Centre for Formation in Ministry


Nick is a practical theologian currently working for the Archbishops’ Council of the Church of England on the implementation of recommendations from the 2017 Setting God’s People Free report. This role works across dioceses to shape a culture that better enables the everyday faith of the whole people of God and a flourishing of diverse Kingdom callings for the whole mission of God in the whole of life. Before his current role Nick worked in discipleship and ministry development for the Diocese of Southwark and prior to that spent 25 years in youth work and ministry, including being Director of the Institute for Children Youth and Mission and editor of the Journal of Youth and Theology. Nick’s research interests lie in the use of ethnographic, qualitative and action research methodologies to better understand faith formation & Christian identity in a secular age, missional engagement in social vocations and how participation in Christian practices impact our being in the world. Originally from Yorkshire, Nick now lives in South London.