See also our Children's Team and Blend Team.
I started working for Valley CIDS in January 2014.
My job title is Director of Ethos, Values and Mission. I am learning all about the many wonderful aspects of Valley CIDS so that I can join in with the journey. Over time I hope that as we journey together, my role will involve navigating and co-ordinating the whole team that makes up Valley CIDS.
Well, where shall I start? I left college and went into selling because the job came with a new car. I spent eighteen years in sales and marketing before becoming a vicar in the Church of England. God has a great sense of humour because He then asked me to leave paid ministry and trust Him, so my wife, two kids and the dog did! Trusting God is worth it because here I am.
Seeing the Kingdom of Heaven touch earth in real and amazing ways.
I love fast cars and mountain biking. I ride my bike in the Peaks every Tuesday night (light or dark) and some weekends. Last year, a group of ten went to the Alps and even more are going this year. But most of all I love spending time with my family.
I started work in September 2006.
I head up the team of children's workers for Valley CIDS. The work we are involved with includes leading collective worship in schools and RE lessons, as well as running lunchtime and afterschool clubs, holiday clubs, and residential camps, alongside parenting courses and adult training in a variety of children ministry areas. The Children's Team work with a number of churches from a variety of denominations and over 70 schools.
I was the Parish Children's Worker for Dronfield and district, working with five churches and thirteen local schools.
Helping children hear about Jesus, God and the Bible, and providing space through clubs and groups for children to creatively explore who God is and what He is like.
I love to swim. When time allows, I often swim 30 lengths at 7am before coming to work in the morning.