About Me

Photo taken in August 2020

I’m an only child of only children, born in Northampton in the 1950s, a very different era from the one in which my three young children are growing up today.

Yes, you read that correctly, I have young children. I have two grown-up children (from a previous marriage) and two grandsons but following my second marriage to Naomi in 2014 I’m blessed with three more children, something beyond my wildest dreams a few years ago.

I’ve been a Salvation Army Officer (Minister of Religion) for over 40 years, running Christian worship and community centres in both England and Wales. Although retired, I continue to exercise the roles of this vocation.

I strive to be approachable, friendly, and non-judgmental. I value inclusion, equality, truth, integrity, and dialogue with those of all faiths and none, whilst recognising that I’m not perfect. I’ve always had an interest in science and started my working life in the Pathology Department of Northampton General Hospital.

We moved to Norton (Stockton-on-Tees) on my retirement in July 2020, and we’re settling into our new life. I’m actively looking into ways I can serve the local community in my retirement.

This page is a work in progress.