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St John's College

Olive Drane

Olive Drane

Olive Drane

Olive Fleming Drane is chaplain at International Christian College in Glasgow, Scotland, though she travels extensively both in the UK and worldwide, where she has found acceptance among churches of many different theological and ecclesial traditions. After a career in research physics, she studied theology and the arts at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, and is also a graduate in practical theology of the University of Aberdeen, as well as being affiliate professor of evangelism in the School of Theology of Fuller Seminary, Pasadena, California. She is the author of numerous articles and contributions to symposia and also of Clowns, Storytellers, Disciples (Minneapolis: Fortress Augsburg 2004), Spirituality to Go: rituals and reflections for everyday living (London: Darton Longman & Todd 2006) and [with John Drane], Family Fortunes: Faith-full caring for Today’s Families (London: Darton Longman & Todd 2004). She is a member of the Scottish board of the Fresh Expressions mission shaped ministry course, and has also contributed to the development of the course materials. She was the lead researcher for a major report on Fresh Expressions of church in Scotland – Reformed, Reforming, Emerging and Experimental (Edinburgh: Church of Scotland 2011) – and is a regular speaker on new forms of church at conferences and other events.

St John's College, Durham is a recognised College of Durham University and incorporates Cranmer Hall. Charity No. 1141701 Limited Company No. 113496 (England and Wales) VAT No. 334 6364 57.