I’m delighted to be part of the Middlesbrough & Eston circuit ministering alongside Linthorpe Road, Trinity and Grove Hill Methodist Churches.

Prior to coming to Middlesbrough I expressed my ministry as part of the Connexional team in the Yorkshire Plus region of the Learning Network. Before that appointment I was a circuit minister in inner-city Leeds. I trained for ministry at Wesley College, Bristol after spending a number of years as a community worker in areas of multiple deprivation and working in university chaplaincy.

I grew up in Cumbria & the Lake District and so I really enjoy spending time outdoors whether being active or simply being mindful of creation. I like cooking for others and spending time with people, and when I’m on my own I can be found with my head in a book… something you’ll see line the walls of the manse!

I still feel an immense sense of privilege and excitement that my identity is caught up in the story of ministry and I’m looking forward to sharing this part of the journey with you.