Dr Cathy Ross is Head of Pioneer Leadership Training at CMS (Church Mission Society) and Lecturer in Mission at Regent’s Park College, Oxford. She comes from Aotearoa/NZ. Until 2016 she was the General Secretary of the International Association for Mission Studies. She has previously worked in Rwanda, Congo and Uganda with NZCMS.
Her recent publications include Women with a Mission, Rediscovering Missionary Wives in Early New Zealand, (Auckland:Penguin, 2006) and Mission in the 21st Century, Exploring the Five Marks of Global Mission (ed with Andrew Walls); (London:DLT, 2008), Life-Widening Mission: Global Anglican Perspectives (Oxford:Regnum, 2012) and Mission in Context (with John Corrie, Ashgate, 2012), The Pioneer Gift (with Jonny Baker, London:SCM, 2014), Mission on the Road to Emmaus, (with Steve Bevans, London:SCM, 2015), Pioneering Spirituality (with Jonny Baker, London:SCM, 2015), Missional Conversations, A Dialogue between Theory and Praxis in World Mission (with Colin Smith, 2018), Bearing Witness in Hope, Christian Engagement in Challenging Times (with Humphrey Southern, 2020), Imagining Mission with John Taylor with Jonny Baker, London:SCM, 2020).
She is married to Steve, a GP in Oxford and they have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. She enjoys tennis, swimming, coffee, travel and watching the All Blacks and Silver Ferns.
mission, world Christianity, contextual theologies, feminist theologies, hospitality