Hi, I am married to Sally and we have three children: Bethany who is 21 and married to Josh and now lives in Morley near Leeds; Joe who is 18 and is studying Materials engineering at Sheffield Hallam University; and Sam who is 16 and studying for his GCSE’s. As well as being senior leader at church I am also the lead worker with Synapse Youth Work Project in our home town of Leek and the surrounding areas. Synapse is a Christian youth work provider that mostly works in schools delivering lessons, assemblies, lunchtime clubs etc all with a Christian theme. I have a qualification in Applied Theology and Youth Work from St. John’s College in Nottingham. My Passion is for mission and to see the church fully mobilised into all its potential so it can impact our community with the good news of Jesus and extend His kingdom.
I became a Christian whilst at University and, during the summer break, travelled to Italy with Operation Mobilisation. I joined their ships Logos and Doulos, and spent five years visiting many countries and encouraging local churches. I’ve been married to Rachel for 30 years and we have two adult children and three grandchildren (so we are childminding regularly!) For twenty years I worked in a Day centre for adults with learning disabilities – many of whom have multiple and profound disabilities. I am now semi-retired, which is ideal for my eldership responsibilities. I’m involved in Bible teaching and corporate prayer on a regular basis , and my wife and I lead Worship together.