Padgate and Penketh Methodist Churches
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Telephone: 01925 825011
Having trained for diaconal ministry at St John’s College, Durham, I spent my first appointment in the Camborne-Redruth Circuit in Cornwall, fulfilling a number of roles including secondary school Chaplain, Coordinator of Street Pastors, and minister beyond the walls of the churches.
Prior to training for ministry, I was a circuit youth and children’s worker in the Midlands for eight years, and also worked part time for Evangelism Explosion UK as their Kids EE Training Advisor. Through my work with EE I represented the UK at a global conference in Sydney Australia, working on the kids Hope books that are available through UCB. I also have had children’s holiday clubs published through EE UK.
I am a deacon through and through, and am passionate about the calling I have to support the weak, bind up the broken, gather the outcast, welcome the stranger and seek the lost. I look to work with those around me, encouraging, empowering and enabling them to engage with those who need to hear the Gospel of hope through actions and words.
I recently married Tim, a Deacon in the Nottingham East Circuit, and we have eight adult children between us. Esme, my youngest is in her final year at university, studying Art and Design; Kat has just completed her Psychology degree and has moved back home and is doing agency work whilst she finds graduate employment; and Dan is a self-employed sound engineer living in Stockport with his wife Abi and Bumble, their labradoodle. I also have a labradoodle, called Hugo, who often accompanies me on prayer walks and helps to instigate conversations with strangers, and finally there’s Meatloaf, a long haired tabby who is very laid back and loves chasing shadows.
I love spending time with family and friends, reading, walking, going to the theatre, watching films and visiting new places. I have much to explore in this new area of the country and look forward to seeing how God develops the work that I am called to here.