I was born and brought up in Huddersfield where my Mum still lives. Taken to Sunday School 'to get me out of Dad's way' each week, it was on a Sunday School camp when I was 11 years old that I made a response to the message of the Gospel.
I was aware of a call to ministry when I was 16 years old but for a long time the message was 'not yet'. So I trained to teach and taught in 4 different secondary schools in Sheffield before training for ministry at Wesley College Bristol — though the whole of life is training for ministry.
I served for 6 years in Cornwall where I began to learn about rural life and then for 7 years as Leeds District Evangelism Enabler (when my West Yorkshire accent re-emerged) before being stationed to Barnard Castle and Teesdale in 2012. I continue in that role whilst also being Superintendent of the Darlington Circuit. I have always enjoyed involvement in District and Connexional matters and now find myself as Deputy Chair of District and the District Representative to Methodist Council.
When not working I enjoy visiting friends, gentle walks, swimming, going to the cinema and sewing.