The Revd Rob Merchant is Tutor and Director of St Mellitus College, Chelmsford. Upon leaving school Rob worked as a care worker supporting people with learning disabilities. Since ordination he has served in a number of different ministerial contexts and has worked in academic research. Rob’s academic interests include ageing, mental health, and trauma. He has spoken at many Christian events including Spring Harvest, New Wine and Keswick. His passion is to see people flourish in the ministry to which they are called, in whatever walk of life. Rob is married to Tamsin and they have two sons.