Farewell, Blythe Spirits!

dsc_0836 Big news here – the Blythes are leaving. Stuart has accepted a new job in Nova Scotia, Canada. He will be leaving IBTSC Amsterdam to become Associate Professor in the John Gladstone Chair of Preaching and Worship at Acadia Divinity College. He starts his new job at the end of September – so not much time left.
Stuart has been the first Rector of IBTSC Amsterdam, taking up the post in 2014 and steering the institution through the critical period of establishing the operation in Amsterdam, after the move from Prague. So much has happened in those three years… and just a few weeks ago we finally moved into the beautiful, newly renovated Baptist House, along the street from our previous temporary accommodation in an office block. This completes the move from Prague that was begun three years ago. Shortly after Stuart leaves, we hope to move our 40,000 book library into the newly built second floor of the Baptist House. Thanks to Stuart for a job well done! DSC_0354
We are really sorry to be losing Stuart and Susanne – they are our very dear friends – but we are excited for them as they start again in a new country and take their bagpipes to a whole new audience (it is called Nova Scotia, after all!).