A very wide range of people participate in this programme. Many have a voluntary leadership role in a Christian congregation, but only around one-third are clergy. Those whose professional life is in the Christian vocation see the modules as an important path to personal development.
One or two of our students are retired from their profession, but the vast majority are in full-time employment. The student body, both past and present, includes a management consultant, an author, an HIV/AIDS health worker, a banker, a financial services consultant, a university administrator, a street pastor, a teacher, a stained-glass conservationist, an engineer, a retired airline pilot and clergy from a variety of denominations.
Participants in the programme have come from countries such as the USA, Canada, Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Switzerland, Germany, and the West Indies. Over the years, the denominational profile has included, amongst others, Presbyterians, Roman Catholics, Baptists, Independents, Quakers, Methodists, Anglicans and Orthodox.