The manager of Epworth’s Old Rectory Museum, the Rev Dr Claire Potter, is to leave the area next month.
During five years in the Isle, Claire has overseen phase one of a huge project to restore the former home of the Wesleys to how it was in 1716.
The Methodist minister who previously worked in London and Hull, will return to the circuit in Guildford.
She said: “The time feels right for change. I have been honoured to work with such committed volunteers and trustees, and to witness the international impact this small place has. It punches well above its weight and that has been a great joy to experience.”