I am married to Jane and we have three children, Samuel (10), Emily (8) and Olivia (4). We have been living in North Tawton since the summer of 2011. Before we came here I was curate at St David's Moreton-in-Marsh in the Cotswolds. I studied for ordained ministry at Oak Hill Theological College in London and was a church youth worker at St James’ Gerrards Cross before that. I was brought up in a Christian family, and I nearly qualify as Devonian having lived in the county twice before. I love skiing, rugby, fast jets and curry – not necessarily in that order. I am licensed to minister in the whole Whiddon Mission Community, but with particular responsibility for St Peter’s North Tawton, St Andrew’s Sampford Courtenay, St James’ Bondleigh and St Mary’s Honeychurch. I currently fulfil a wider role as Rural Dean of the Okehampton Deanery.
I am married to Terry and we have three grown up children and four grand-children. We have lived in Sampford Courtenay for 11 years since we retired from running the family business. I was trained for ministry in SWMTC - the local diocesan training scheme for ministers. I feel my particular calling is to the diaconate - which amongst other things means serving on the fringes of the church with a particular calling to reach out to those who would not normally come to church.