Oak Hill Theological College, based in the Diocese of St Albans, has announced the sudden and unexpected death of its Principal, the Revd Dr Mike Ovey.
Dr Ovey died on Saturday, 7th January. He was 58. He leaves a wife Heather and three children, Charlie,Harry, and Ana.
Bishop Alan said: “Mike Ovey was not only a gifted theologian, but also an excellent principal of Oak Hill College. During his time as principal he has built up a strong staff team which has produced a steady stream of ordinands, many of whom are serving here in the Diocese of St Albans. Mike will be sorely missed and our prayers are with Heather and the family, as well as the staff and student body at Oak Hill.”
Oak Hill’s website says:
“As the Oak Hill community comes to terms with the loss of our dear brother and leader, we cling on to the promise that ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life’. It reminds us that for Mike, death is not an end but a glorious beginning.
Please hold in your thoughts and prayers Mike’s wife Heather and their three children Charlie, Harry, and Ana.”
More details about Mike’s funeral and thanksgiving will follow in the coming days on the Oak Hill Blog
There are more tributes on Oak Hill’s website