Daniel McGinnis is the founder and Executive Director of the Leeds School of Theology. He is also the Vice Principal at St Hild Theological College based in Sheffield, where he teaches multiple Biblical Studies modules, including Biblical Hermeneutics and Greek. He enjoys equipping church leaders and emerging theologians for their future ministries.
Daniel studied theology and history as an undergraduate, before becoming a student pastor at Antioch Church in the USA. Daniel and his family moved to the UK in 2005 to plant Antioch Community Church in Sheffield.
While leading and growing the church, Daniel completed an MA and PhD in Biblical Studies at Sheffield University, with a particular focus on ‘urban mission in the book of Acts and the early church’ (Daniel loves the book of Acts!). In 2013 Daniel handed over the leadership of Antioch Community Church to focus on teaching and theological training.
Dave Horsfall is the Director of Leeds School of Theology and has been involved since the beginning seeing it grow and expand to its current size. He is currently studying at St Hild college for a Masters Degree in Theology, Ministry and Mission. He has been involved in pastoral ministry for over ten years in the local church and has a desire to see people find freedom in God through healthy theology. He is an elder at Mosaic Church Leeds.
Theo Sheridan-Watts is the third member of our faculty team working as a Tutor and Support Staff. He runs our social media and communications, helps teach on the course and is involved behind the scenes making sure our Saturday sessions run smoothly. Theo is studying for a Masters at St Hild College while the rest of the week he works at Wellsprings Together: a joint venture between the Diocese of Leeds and The Church Urban Fund helping to see flourishing communities.
Wider Teaching Team
We also have a group of additional speakers who make up the rest of our teaching team. These teachers are experts in their fields, and are leaders drawn from various places across the North of England. They help to bring different perspectives, emphases, and balance to the school as a whole. Additionally, this gives students a chance to interact with theologians who represent different theological spectrum’s within the body of Christ.