Having finished my training as a Deacon I am delighted to be spending this next year in York before being stationed as a probationer in 2017. I will be working alongside those at Lidgett Grove Methodist Church as they continue to develop their vision as a Community Church, and exploring opportunities for a fresh expression of church at Shipton by Beningborough. The role seems really well suited, as my deepest hope is to help the Christian faith make sense to those outside of the Church, and enable those in the Church to take hold of all God has in store for them.
I am grateful for those who similarly helped me on my faith journey. I came to faith as a teenager in Preston through the welcome and hospitality of the Baptist Church, before moving to university in Nottingham where I later worked as a Modern Languages teacher and in marketing. I became a member of the Methodist Church when we moved to Haxby in 2001, where I began to explore my call to Diaconal ministry.
The reason for not being stationed just yet is because our daughter Amy is halfway through her A levels. My husband Adrian and I have two other children also — Jeremy and Hannah, who are studying at University. I love spending time with family and friends, visiting the art gallery and cinema, doing anything crafty, and singing (I am a member of the Rock Choir!)
I am grateful for this opportunity to serve within the Circuit and look forward to the year ahead.