What is the ICETE Academy


Marvin Oxenham (PhD)

Marvin (BATheol, MAPhil, MAEd, PGCertODE, PhD) is the founder and Director of the ICETE Academy. He also serves as General Secretary of the European Council for Theological Education (ECTE), Quality Assurance Director for ICETE and is a faculty member at the London School of Theology. 

His PhD is published under the title “Higher Education in Liquid Modernity” and his recent research has led to the publication of the academic epistolary novel Character and Virtue in Theological Education. 

Manal Mekhael El Moteay 

Manal is a youth ministry servant, educator, and screenwriter. She was born and lived in Kuwait until the Gulf war when she left for her mother country, Egypt. She is enthusiastic about inspiring Arab youth learners to experience the "amazement in God" through experiential learning. Through her position as the director of the distance learning department at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo (ETSC), she supports the faculty in creating transforming E-theological education and growing in crafting interactive curricula. 

Manal is recently admitted to the concentrated Master of Art in Religion in New Testament at Yale Divinity School, CT, USA. She holds a MAT in Education Leadership from the American University in Cairo, a ThM from ETSC, and an equivalent Master in Screenwriting from Cinema Arts and Technology Academy, Cairo.

Eszter Ernst-Kurdi

Eszter comes from Hungary and holds MAs in English and French Literature and Linguistics. She also studied Applied Theology in Intercultural Contexts at Redcliffe College in the UK and later on earned an MA degree in Field Linguistics from the University of Gloucestershire. Eszter lives and works in Cameroon where she serves as the Training Domain Team Leader for SIL in the Francophone African region and director of SIL's Francophone i-DELTA training programme. 

Eszter is particularly interested in facilitating personal development and spiritual formation in intercultural contexts as well as online instructional design for cross-cultural audiences.

Manal Mekhael and Eszter provide administrative and technical support for running the ICETE Academy platform. Their responsibilities include managing registration, reviewing courses, responding to your feedback, offering tutoring where necessary and helping subject matter experts to create new courses. Manal and Eszter will be happy to assist you with any technical problems you may encounter. You can contact them through these email addresses: manal.elmoteay@icete.academy eszter.kurdi@icete.academy.  As they both work part-time for the ICETE Academy please allow adequate response time.