After 23 years of outstanding service at Carey, George Wieland has decided it’s time to step down from his role as Director of Mission Research and Formation.
Since arriving from Scotland in December 1999, George has made a massive contribution to the Carey community, first as Lecturer in New Testament and then as Director of Mission Research and Formation. George is an utterly brilliant scholar, a gifted teacher, a compelling preacher, a wise mentor, an insightful missiologist, and a deeply loved colleague. Over the last generation, George has been at the heart of some of the most significant developments at Carey. He has been a very precious gift both to the college and to the churches and communities that we serve. Wonderfully, in this next season, George will remain an active member of the Carey community as an adjunct lecturer and research fellow.
“It has been one of the great privileges of my life to be part of the unique Carey community. I have been able to grow and contribute in the context of rich relationships and shared purpose both within Carey and amongst Carey’s many partners in the worlds of church, mission and education…. I leave with deep gratitude for this faithful, loving and courageous community and joyful anticipation of how Te Kareti Iriiri o Carey will continue to develop and serve in this exciting new season.”
We know many of you will have fond memories of learning from George during your time at Carey. We would love it if you could share your stories, memories, photos and messages for George with us. Simply send them through to [email protected] for us to collate and pass on.