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Career History 

Bishop of Lancaster with the brief for mission, evangelism and church planting in Lancashire. Previously I was the founding Director of St Mellitus North West – the first full-time ordination college in the Northwest of England for over 44 years. Most of my ordained ministry has been in urban parishes, I have also worked as a school chaplain and church planter. My PhD is in bioinorganic chemistry and I have worked in the oil industry in research, marketing and logistics.

Tell us something about yourself we wouldn’t expect? 

The best thing I have done, not on my CV, is to become a Mum.

Why did you decide to become a trustee for Premier? 

I am passionate about communicating the good news of Jesus in ways that people can understand. Throughout history, the gospel has accelerated in times where Christians have adopted new technology: moving from scrolls to books in the 1st century, quills to the printing press in the 14th century. I was attracted by the vision of the Trustees for Premier to be a leading Christian digital platform.

Why is this important to you? 

I want people from all different backgrounds, ages and stages, to meet Jesus for themselves.

What would you want with you if stranded on a desert island? 

A Bible.

If you could invite anyone (past/present) to be at your dinner party, who would you choose and why? 

Mary.

“But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.” 

Matthew 9:36
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