about friends of Wycliffe hall

Friends of Wycliffe Hall Oxford was founded in 2008 to strengthen ties between Wycliffe Hall and American friends. Its primary goals are:

  • To support Wycliffe Hall in its mission as an international center of evangelical theology which equips, trains and sends out Christian servant leaders who will play their part in releasing the transforming power of the gospel of Jesus into the Church, the world and the academy.

  • To promote exchanges between Wycliffe and American churches and individual supporters through the development of educational programs, tours, and other activities in the U.S. and Oxford.

More about Wycliffe

Wycliffe Hall is the evangelical, orthodox Anglican theological college within the University of Oxford. Wycliffe equips students for ministry through an excellent academic program, practical ministry experience and living as part of a vibrant Christian community.

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Stephanie Cocke

friends of Wycliffe hall coordinator

Stephanie serves as Coordinator for U.S. Friends of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. She studied at Wycliffe from 1997-99, earning a Diploma with distinction in Biblical and Theological Studies. She also holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. She has worked as Lay Ministry Coordinator at Christ Episcopal Church in San Antonio and as Development Officer for Alpha Houston. She currently serves on the staff at The Church of St. John the Divine in Houston with her husband, The Rev. Reagan Cocke, who trained for ministry at Wycliffe.

Julie Aldrich

Julie
Aldrich

Julie is a graduate of Wycliffe Hall. She worked in the U.S. Senate as a legislative assistant, as Youth Director of St. John the Divine Church in Houston, and more recently as Associate Director of the Religion and Public Life Program at Rice University. She is a mother of three and community volunteer and currently lives in Farmville, Virginia, with her husband and three children.

Michael Lloyd

Rev. Dr.
Michael Lloyd

Rev. Dr. Michael Lloyd is Principal of  Wycliffe Hall. He is the author of a popular-level systematic theology entitled Café Theology and is one of the regular voices on Godpod, a theological podcast. Dr. Lloyd holds degrees in English from Cambridge University, Theology from St John’s College, Durham and a DPhil in Theology from Oxford University, where his doctoral thesis was on the problem of evil. He loves his wife Abigail as well as walking, theatre, cricket, and Handel operas.

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Bruce O'Donoghue

Bruce, a native Floridian from Orlando, is an entrepreneur and owner of a traffic engineering services business and an out-of-home media company. He is a founder and past Chairman of Friends of Wycliffe Hall. He was active in the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida for many years. Bruce is also the founder of Vision Orlando whose purpose is to bring the church of Jesus Christ together both cross denominationally and cross culturally. He is alumnus of the University of Florida where he is a member of UF’s Hall of Fame. Bruce is married to his beloved wife, Leigh. They have two grown daughters and one granddaughter.

Lois Svalya

Lois
Svalya

After completing her undergraduate studies with highest honors, Lois has remained a lifelong student of culture and Scripture. She is retired from her work in a variety of fields: education; corporate management; law; and design. She now devotes her time and energy to philanthropic endeavors and serves on the boards of five charitable foundations. Lois and her husband Phil live in Northern California. Their daughter is a Wycliffe alumna.

Ralph Veerman

Ralph
Veerman

In 1984 Ralph moved to Orlando, where he served as President of Ligonier Ministries for five years before forming his own consulting firm, Veerman & Associates. As President and CEO, he has partnered with charities, major donor families, foundations, local churches, and businesses worldwide to match resources with needs.

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