Letters from Tom and Judy Harvey
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Rev. Tom and Judy Harvey
About Tom and Judy Harvey's mnistry
Tom and Judy Harvey have been under appointment as mission co-workers since 1997. Until the summer of 2008 they served at Trinity Theological College in Singapore. Now Tom is dean of the Overseas Center for Mission Studies (OCMS) in Oxford, England, which celebrated its 25th anniversary the week of Tom’s arrival.
With more than 140 part-time and full-time students working toward their Master of Philosophy or Ph.D. degrees, OCMS has a graduate program larger than most university departmental doctoral programs with research into areas as diverse as displaced youth in Romania, HIV/AIDS in Africa, conflict resolution in Kenya, biblical hermeneutics, and the Anglican Church of Malaysia.
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Such a diverse and large task would be impossible anywhere but in Oxford. Oxford is home to one of the leading universities of the world, and it is made up of and surrounded by leading colleges, universities and research centers with leading scholars whose academic diversity can embrace OCMS’s global reality. Like many other research centers in England, OCMS works in tandem with universities that register and confer master’s and doctoral degrees. Through the University of Wales, OCMS offers traditional research master’s and doctoral degrees, and through City University of London master’s and doctoral degrees in professional practice, where full-time professionals research while continuing on in their professions. The job of the dean is to coordinate and oversee all this, which entails working with the students, OCMS faculty, staff, a host of supervisors and two universities.
About Tom and Judy Harvey
While at Trinity in Singapore Tom lectured in systematic theology and ethics and worked with the Singapore Presbyterian Church through the training and mentoring of future pastors. He gave seminars in local churches and chaired the synod theological commission. He was an advisor to the National Council of Churches Singapore.
Judy taught English as a second language and led Bible studies in Singapore.
In their role as wardens of the married-student quarters, Tom and Judy also worked with married students from outside Singapore.
Trinity is an interdenominational seminary that serves the entire Southeast and East Asian regions. More than half its students come from outside Singapore, from 21 countries, including Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Philippines, Cambodia and China. Trinity is an important regional training center for pastors and church officials, having trained more than a 1,000 pastors, church workers and missionaries serving around the world.
Tom has a B.A. in Christian education and philosophy from Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, and an M.Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He also holds an M.A. in theology from Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana, and a Ph.D. in theology and ethics from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.
Judy has a B.A. in psychology from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.
Tom is a clergy member of New Hope Presbytery.
Tom and Judy have three children, Joseph, Paul and Emma.
Tom - June 2
Judy - October 20
Joseph - November 3
Paul - August 13
Emma - February 1