The Diocesan Secretary wishes to announce that the Revd. Canon Dr. Jeffrey Heskins, the Director of Ordinands and Vocations, is standing down from his post.

 

Jeff has served the diocese in this role since his appointment in September 2007 and will finish work at the end of December 2018.

 

Bishop Christopher is appreciative of the way in which Jeff has cared for and guided ordinands. He says “Our number of candidates for ordained ministry has experienced a sustained growth which has helped provide many of the clergy needed to support and nurture the life of the churches across greater Lincolnshire. He has been a great encourager of people wishing to test their vocations to ordained ministry and will be greatly missed by many of those with whom he has worked”.

 

As DDO, Jeff has also worked with Bishop Nicholas who has responsibility for ministry. Bishop Nicholas says, “Since I came to the Diocese of Lincoln in 2015 Jeff has been an encouraging colleague to me, especially during the last year as I have been sponsoring bishop.  I am very grateful to him for his willingness to share his huge experience of encouraging and discerning vocations, and for his kindness and forbearance”.

 

The Revd. Liz Brown has been appointed as Interim Director of Ordinands until a permanent appointment can be made. Liz has worked with Jeff as a vocations advisor and as Assistant DDO since 2016.