Rev Professor Michael Hayes was appointed to take over editorship of the re-named title, The Pastoral Review in the autumn of 2004. Michael brought with him a wealth of experience and knowledge, from parish through to university chaplaincy ministry as well as teaching theology and spirituality.
He is also a psychotherapist. "Educated at Maynooth, Ireland and at Heythrop, London by the Jesuits, Michael is an experienced author having edited eight books to date. He is currently President of Mary Immaculate College (MIC), Limerick. "To support Prof. Hayes in his role, Dr Anthony Towey is appointed as Associate Editor of The Pastoral Review in 2005. He is currently President of Mary Immaculate College (MIC), Limerick.
With his wide-ranging experience, qualifications and network Anthony is an invaluable aid in his support role as well as providing well-written articles and research for the journal to date. "Editorial Administrator, Stephanie Bennett looks after the day-to-day editorial needs of the journal, which is fast becoming the most popular resource tool amongst those involved in active Pastoral Ministry in the Catholic Church.
The Book Reviews Editor is Peter Tyler, Programme Director of the MA in Pastoral Theology at St Mary's University College. Peter studied philosophy, theology and psychology at Oxford, London and Middlesex Universities and is a qualified psychotherapist. He has lived and worked with three major religious communities - the Jesuits, based in Birmingham; the Benedictine Monastery of Christ the King, Cockfosters, North London and the L'Arche community, Liverpool. He has long worked with marginalised people such as the St Botolph's Project for street homeless people in the East End of London.
'To ensure The Pastoral Review is 'listening to what the Spirit is saying to the Church' and endeavouring to support the needs of our readers, we have added a wide-range of theologians and academics to both our honorary editorial board as well as those employed part-time on the journal," Professor Hayes commented."The Pastoral Review has become an essential resource in fulfilling its objective since it starting publication in 1931 as The Clergy Review. Serving those, serving the Church.