The Revd Canon Gareth J Powell BA (CNAA), MA (Birmingham).
The Revd Canon Gareth J Powell joined the Council and Court of Cardiff University on 1 August 2010. He was appointed as Vice-Chair of the Council in August 2016 and also currently serves as a member of the Governance Committee and the Policy and Resources Committee, and chairs the Remuneration Committee.
Canon Powell is the Secretary of the Methodist Conference, one of the three most senior roles in the British Methodist Church, having previously served as the Assistant Secretary. The Secretary of the Conference plays a principal part in the oversight and leadership of the Church, and in particular in the development and implementation of the Church’s vision of unity, mission, evangelism and worship and the strategic management of the Church’s affairs.
Canon Powell read theology at Westminster College, Oxford and then undertook ministerial training at The Queen’s College, Birmingham, obtaining an MA in Pastoral Theology before spending time at the Graduate School of Ecumenical Studies, the University of Geneva.
Having served in the Coventry Circuit, he was ordained in 1999, when he was stationed to the Cardiff Circuit. He was Methodist Chaplain and Chaplaincy Coordinator at Cardiff University from 1999-2008.
In 2016, he was installed as an Honorary Canon of St Paul’s Cathedral and is also an Honorary Fellow of Harris Manchester College, Oxford.