I grew up in Bristol and studied law at the University of Bristol. I also have degrees in theology and ministry from the University of Bristol and a research master’s in theology and religion from the University of Exeter. I have worked in the charitable, local government, and higher education sectors.
I did my formational training for ministry at the Queen’s Foundation in Birmingham. During my training I undertook placements in a wide variety of ministry contexts both in the UK and overseas.
My first appointment was in the Hull (Centre & West Methodist) Circuit, where I had three churches in my pastoral charge. I also served as an acting university chaplain, presbyteral chaplain to the One Opportunity programme, chair’s chaplain to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, and Methodist Conference representative. I have experience in establishing new projects and initiatives, specialist training in youth and children’s ministry, and have served in urban and rural contexts.
In my spare time I enjoy reading, watching films, going to the theatre, cooking, walking, and visiting historic places and gardens.