Cecilia Francis

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Cecilia Francis

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The Revd Dr Cecilia Francis
LicACST LincolnIHS, BTheol, DMinStuds UDiv   
Emily Gavan Lecturer in Practical Theology, and Coordinator of Formation and Supervised Theological Field Training
Theological School
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Cecilia is Director of the Institute for Ministry Development Inc where she provides professional supervision and ministry development programs for individuals and groups for a diverse range of ministries, as well as supervisory training within CPE and for supervisors at various levels in the Diocese of Melbourne. Her role as Supervised Theological Field Education (STFE) Coordinator is a part of this work. Cecilia brings to this role both her own experience as an STFE supervisor and her 30 years' experience in ministry which includes cross-cultural work, hospital chaplaincy, as Director of Diocesan Services in the Diocese of Melbourne and as a parish priest. She is currently completing a Doctor of Ministry Studies with the MCD University of Divinity. Her thesis is entitled Engaging the Dance: exploring leadership and understanding of God as triune. Cecilia is passionate about the integration of theological thinking and ministry practice, particularly in how this process is informed by theological reflection. Cecilia is a qualified Clinical Pastoral Educator (ASPEA Inc).