Growing up in South Wigston Leicestershire, I used to attend the local Methodist Church. On leaving school I took up an apprenticeship as an Engineer's Patternmaker. Following a career within the engineering field we eventually moved to Norfolk where I worked at an egg carton manufacturing company in the toolroom. It was during this time I offered for the Presbyteral Ministry. My first appointment was in Norfolk in a rural circuit, where I was involved in the organisation of the Norfolk and Waveney Churches Together, church tent at the annual Royal Norfolk Show. I have continued with my Ecumenical interests as the Ecumenical Officer for Gloucestershire. Part of my involvement has been in the establishment of a chaplaincy at Hartpury college. I currently serve Churchdown, Eastington, Quedgeley and Stonehouse churches in the Circuit.