I am excited to begin working as a Children's and Families worker for the circuit. This role will dovetail with my job as a part time teaching assistant at Forest of Galtres Anglican Methodist Primary school, where I work with a year 6 class and with children throughout the school, helping them develop their social and emotional skills. I feel privileged to be able to play a part in the nurturing of children's faith and to share in their joy and enthusiasm for life.
After leaving university I worked in the energy supply industry, before taking a career break to spend time with my two young children. On returning to paid employment, I trained as a teacher, but disillusionment with the education system led me to give up teaching four years ago and take a more active role in the church community at Lidgett Methodist church. During this time I have become involved in a range of areas, including being a steward, Messy Church co-ordinator, young church leader, Safeguarding Officer and helping at Community café.
I am happily married to Will and have two grown up children, Katy and Tom. I enjoy spending my leisure time with family and friends and can usually be found somewhere outside enjoying the fresh air, either walking or cycling.
I'm keen to share God's love with others and to find ways to engage with our local communities to welcome children and families into our churches by providing activities that appeal to them, as well as meeting their needs. I'm really looking forwards to being part of the circuit young people and families team, getting out and about to meet people and find out about the exciting things that are going on.