Fr Richard Ounsworth was elected to the APB Executive Committee on Wednesday 4 October 2017 and for the 2018/19 year he is the Vice-Chair of the Association.

He was born on 19 August 1972 and after school went on to university in London where he studied History. He joined the Order of Preachers in 1995. He undertook ordination studies in Oxford and was ordained 2001. He spent three years as University Chaplain in Leicester and returned to Oxford to do a Masters in Theology. He then completed a Doctorate in 2010 (published as ‘Joshua Typology in the New Testament’ in 2012). Richard became Provincial Bursar of the English Dominicans in 2012, and was re-appointed for a second (and final!) 4-year term in 2016. He has also been teaching Biblical Studies and New Testament Greek in Oxford since 2005.

His hobbies include cooking, comparative linguistics and listening to modern country music, especially the Indigo Girls.