What can I say…
I’m a 40-something (early-40-something!) Methodist Minister in Swansea, South Wales. I have pastoral oversight of Sketty Methodist Church and am the Superintendent Minister of the Swansea & Gower Circuit. I also serve as a chaplain to Swansea University.
I’ve moved from Swansea, and got a year or two older since I wrote this! My current post is Deputy Director of the (deep breath now) Methodist Church in Wales Training Network. The network is responsible for responding to the training needs of the Methodist people in Wales. (I prefer the word ‘education’ to ‘training’, but let’s not get into that here) My particular responsibilities include the continuing development of ministers, introducing a new training scheme for lay people, and developing the network’s internet presence.
I am married, with 2 children, 2 dogs, 3 degus (think gerbils on steroids and you’ll be close!) and a little collection of stick insects. I play the tin whistle (badly), enjoy science fiction and have been blogging since February 2002.
I got a degree in physics (and the philosophy of science) from Sussex University in 1984 and worked for 6 years in the workers’ co-operative (or common ownership) movement before beginning my ministerial training at The Queen’s College, Birmingham. I served in North Wales, in the Buckley & Deeside Circuit, from 1993 to 1998 and then went south to Swansea. I now live in the village of Caergwrle in north-east Wales.
I look nothing at all like this…