Hi, I am 46 and married to Sue. We have three wonderful children, two daughters Isabella and Sophie and a son Toby.
I was born in Brazil and lived there for the first 8 years of my life. My parents were English missionaries working with a tribe of Amazon Indians. During this time when life seemed rawer, and at times was more dangerous, I came to know Jesus as my friend and that relationship has been the foundation of my life since.
In my mid teens when considering what I wanted to do with my life I really felt I should remain in the UK. During my time at university I spent a year working in Wiltshire and it is somewhere that I have a heart for and long to see transformed by the love of God.
On leaving university I worked for thirteen years in the automotive industry in places as far afield as Florida and Germany. In 1997 I got a job based in Wiltshire and have lived here ever since. Sue and I joined Dayspring, getting married a year later. It has been a journey to reach this point, but in 2005 I started working full time for Dayspring.
My role includes overseeing operations, looking after the finances and having responsibility for the practicalities of our Sunday events. I also head up Cabaret
and Cafe Connexion
at which people have the chance to hear stories of faith in a laid back setting.
We the church and I are still learning the best ways to reach people and help them on their personal journeys to God.
Other interests include cars and sport. I enjoy the antics of Top Gear and watching most sports especially football following Liverpool and Brazil. I have recently started playing golf; finding it enjoyable and frustrating in equal measure. When I have the time, I like nothing better than to curl up with a good book.
My ideal alternative life would be a professional footballer helping Brazil win the world cup.