Chalmers Fellowships


“development of pastor-theologians whose academic study and learning will serve the church’s discipleship and mission”

The Chalmers Fellowship Programme seeks to help the development of pastor-theologians whose academic study and learning will serve the church’s discipleship and mission. Chalmers Institute has been able to establish a Fellowship Fund to support through their doctoral studies British students who have a vision and calling to serve the church as pastor-theologians. Applications for consideration for a Chalmers Fellowship should be addressed to

Though we are only able to support British students financially, we also welcome applications from non-UK PhD students who wish to participate in the Chalmers Fellowship Programme.

Head to our Team page to meet our current Chalmers Fellows.

Jonathan Fraser

Chalmers Fellow

Jonathan Fraser is an associate minister at Hilton Parish Church, Inverness with responsibilities mainly with youth, but including regular preaching and pastoral support. He also has taught Highland Theological College’s Theology of Youth Ministry Module. Jonathan earned his M.A. (Divinity) from New College, Edinburgh, in 2006, followed by a MTh in Theology in History in 2007. In 2008 he earned anThM from Princeton Theological Seminary in Youth, Church and Culture.

Questions around Christian education and theological form the core of his doctoral studies at Highland Theological College.

Jonathan is married to Susie, and they have two sons, Charlie (9) and Angus (6).

Dave Redfern

Chalmers Fellow

Dave Redfern has spent the past 4 years working for the Chalmers Institute in St Andrews. Previous to that he spent 3 years studying for a MA in Theological Studies at Regent College in Vancouver, Canada. Dave and his wife Michelle were involved in student discipleship ministry with the Navigators in Edinburgh between 2007 to 2012.  Dave also spent 3 years working as a youth and children’s worker at St Stephen’s Comely Bank Church. 

Dave is now in his first year of a PhD in theology with the University of Aberdeen. He is studying the 17th century Puritan John Owen. 

Dave & Michelle have 3 children; Lucy, aged 4, James aged 2 and one more on the way due in February!

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