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Caroline and Dick Seed - Kenya

Churches in East Africa have expressed a need for theological training. We are working among some of the most marginalised churches to develop theological training and to build capacity for training others. Dick trains theological educators from African Instituted Churches in the skills they need for writing and teaching theological education by extension (TEE) courses; he also teaches Christian education and mission at St Paul’s University, consults for various Christian universities and trains lecturers. Caroline teaches biblical exegesis and church history at the Presbyterian University of East Africa and administers the theology department distance courses.


A call to sub-Saharan Africa, to teach the word of God and to help others teach the word of God in a way that is contextually relevant and effective


Dick consults, coordinates, researches, teaches and writes course materials for higher theological education, with a focus on African Instituted Churches. Caroline teaches biblical and theological subjects.

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Dick was ordained in South Africa in 1981 and was involved in church planting, ministry and lay and pastoral training in southern Africa, the UK and Germany until 1999. After his initial theological training, he completed a master’s degree in education through the University of Oxford (1995) and a PhD in learning and culture at the University of Birmingham (2007). Since joining Church Mission Society in 2000 he has taught theology, run a theological college, trained lecturers and consulted for Christian higher education in West and East Africa.

Caroline originally trained as a language teacher but diversified into theology, doing an MA in mission studies in 2001, an MTh in 2009 and a PhD (systematic theology and mission history) in 2015. She has taught theology and languages in five different sub-Saharan colleges and universities and has had administration roles in several of them.

CMS has a long and distinguished history of mission in Africa. We feel privileged to be part of it.

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