I'm a Londoner by birth but have lived most of my life in Bletchley, Milton Keynes, close to the famous Bletchley Park. My wife is from Bletchley and my two children and their families live there. My working life began with an Electrical Engineering apprenticeship, progressing into the design side of engineering. I specialized in Electrical Drive Control Systems in paper, steel and process lines eventually becoming Chief Engineer for a medium size Engineering Company. My engineering career took me to many parts of the world. I must admit I love engineering. Sport is another passion of mine, basketball has been the game I most love, reaching National League Division 2 standard. In recent years playing tennis has become my sporting passion and I try and play at least once a week. I also swim and enjoy cycling when I can.
I became a Christian in my thirties, and couldn't understand why someone hadn't told me about Jesus before. I became involved in the life of the church taking on the roles of youth worker, church steward and local preacher before I eventually entered ministry as a Methodist Deacon in 2005. My first appointment was on The Wirral, Merseyside where we lived for eight years, before coming to Stonehouse, Gloucestershire in 2014. A large part of my ministry has focused on front line and pioneer ministry — children, youth and family work and community work such as supporting and working alongside neighbourhood outreach projects, Foodbank and Street Pastors. I am a Street Pastor and patrol monthly in Gloucester on a Friday night and I am part of the management team that runs Stonehouse Foodbank. I am involved in leading children/youth clubs, schools work, Messy Church and Summer Holiday Clubs. Most of my work is ecumenical in nature, working with other churches and organisations like PSALMS.