Mark Rowland

Mark Rowland is originally from Aberystwyth in mid Wales and has been a Methodist Minister for 10 years, currently serving in the Coventry and Nuneaton Circuit. Mark lives with his partner Sam, who is also a Methodist minister. He will be moving on from his current appointment in the summer to begin PhD studies exploring 'a queer theology of holiness'. He trained for ordained ministry at the Urban Theology Unit, Sheffield; Candler School of Theology, Atlanta, GA and Wesley House, Cambridge. Mark is passionate about the inclusion of LGBT+ people in the church and while at Coventry Central Hall built up a strong relationship with Coventry Pride and pioneered work on policies local Methodist Churches can adopt around services following same sex marriage or civil partnership. Mark is a founder member of Dignity and Worth which works for LGBT+ equality in the Methodist Church, speaking prominently for these concerns in the Methodist Conference. He is interested in music and liturgy and has recently started to learn to dance!