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Revd Sean Adair

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Superintendent Presbyter Minister

Sean is the Superintendent Minister of the sixteen present Methodist Churches in the
newly created Derbyshire North East Circuit. As well as being the overall
leader for the Methodist Church's life and work in this part of the country, he
has particular responsibility for both Bolsover and Duckmanton. He also shares
responsibility with Mark Carrick for Central (on Saltergate in Chesterfield)
and continues to support him with the churches in Barlborough and Clowne.
Beyond the Circuit, Sean serves the Sheffield District as the Deputy Chair of
District which includes acting as supervisor to a number of superintendent

With a passion for discipleship, Sean loves to invest in life-long learning and
nurturing others in ministry. Before coming to work in this part of the
country, Sean worked previously as Acting Director and Director of Vocational
Learning at the York Institute for Community Theology at York St. John
University where he had the responsibility for lay and ordained formation in
ministry. He served the Methodist Church in Britain on the Rotherham &
Dearne Valley Circuit for sixteen years. Before that, he served in the
Methodist Church in Ireland in rural West Tyrone after training at Edgehill
College in Belfast. He holds a Bachelor of Divinity, a Postgraduate Diploma in
Consultancy, Mission & Ministry, a Postgraduate Certificate in Theology
& Ministry, and most recently, a Master of Arts in Mission. One day he
wants to do a doctorate but that may be further down the road. Leading the
Circuit forward from this point may take up all his time for the foreseeable

Sean lives in Bolsover with his wife Alison who is an Executive Head Teacher in the
Diocese of Sheffield Academy Trust. Their two daughters and son-in-law live
near them in the area and he is excited to soon become a grandfather in early
2021. Outside of ministry Sean has a love of cinema-going (when we could go to
the cinema), reading and walking.

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