I was born in Oxford while my father was doing his vicar training at Wycliffe Hall – where I also did my own vicar training, twenty-three years later! As I grew up in a Christian family, God has always been quite naturally at the centre of my life. But when I was 10 I made the decision for myself and gave my heart to Jesus (after reading Patricia St. John’s Treasures of the Snow).
At the age of 14 I felt a call to ordained ministry. It wasn’t what I wanted to do (I rather fancied working for a big bank), and the path has not been a smooth one, but I am now working as vicar of Christ Church, Selly Park. I have also worked as a parish assistant, an accounts assistant, a software developer and most recently Chief Technology Officer for a local IT firm.
I love to see people come to know and love Jesus, and to help those who do to grow as whole-hearted disciples. I play my piano whenever I can, and try to find time to read, in between cooking dinner for my wife Jess and pretending to know how to fix people’s computers.