Stephen joined Laidlaw as Head of School, Theology, Mission & Ministry, at the start of 2014. With a background in computer science and theology, his research focuses upon theology in dialogue with science, technology and new media, as well religion, media and popular culture. A central theme to Stephen’s research and teaching is that theology must engage with the everyday communities we find ourselves in, seeking to offer something distinctly gospel to church and world. He recently served for four years on the Interchurch Bioethics Council and is currently co-convenor of the PCANZ Leadership Subcommittee. Stephen is married to Kim with four children and they worship at Massey Presbyterian Church.