James Butler

James is an Associate Tutor at Westcott House, helping to lead a year-long in-house course on Mission, Evangelism and Pioneering under the direction of Dr Julian Gotobed, Director of Practical Theology and Mission as part of a partnership with the Church Mission Society (CMS).

James is a MA lecturer at CMS and postdoctoral researcher at the University of Roehampton. He teaches and researches in the areas of mission, ecclesiology and practical theology. He completed his PhD at Durham University researching how small missional communities sustain their social engagement.

James has been involved in a variety of fresh expressions and small missional communities and is currently a member of St Laurence’s Church in Reading which has a particular focus on young people.