As the minister with pastoral charge at Highcliffe, Mudeford Lane Christchurch and Bransgore Methodist churches, I am moving towards completing my fourth year in post. This is my first appointment as a presbyter in the Methodist Church — beginning as a probationer minister for two years, followed by my ordination in 2014. I have been an accredited preacher within the Methodist church for almost 14 years. For several years I served as a Circuit youth worker for the Cambridge circuit and as a Lay Pastor in the Channel Islands based on the island of Sark. I hold a variety of Theological qualifications. As a former professional Artist — albeit "a very poor one" — I have a passion for sharing the Gospel in creative ways and am committed to helping others release their creative spirit in order to deepen their personal relationship with Christ. Prior to ministry and a life given over to Jesus, I was a Firefighter (and other things) for many years. I'm married to Ros (also a presbyter), and between us we have eight children and are awaiting the arrival of our twelfth grandchild.