What do you want to tell us about from your past activity or experiences?
After a couple of jobs selling books, spent 20 years in IT, in various parts of the insurance industry. Most of this was spent developing distributed systems and 'Electronic Data Interchange' - using computers to send information to each other. Helped to develop some of the UN trade data interchange standards for insurance. Project managed the first system in the UK which enabled people to establish a contract by using a computer.
In parallel with this, led a housechurch with a friend for several years, then got involved with the local URC, was ordained as an Elder and served several terms. Our church initiated a nationwide debate within the URC oon the theology and practice of baptism.
Supported some church members through training and service with Open Air Campaigners, eventually becoming the UK Director of Europe Now and moving to Bristol to set up the Snowball programme to train evangelists working in Europe.
Asked to step in and 'hold the reins' of Crisis Centre Ministries after the founder had to step down due to ill health, then continued in the role of General Manager for the next 14 years.
What is your current involvement and activity?
Just Human? - Of course!
Bristol City of Sanctuary - on the board, currently the treasurer
FareShare SouthWest - on the board
Bristol Homeless Forum - on the Steering Group
Local Friends - started it and trying to grow it.
What concerns or issues do you care passionately about?
Care about love, truth, justice and freedom.
A strong supporter of electoral reform and advocate for Universal Basic Income.
Not interested in religion, but very interested in exploring and building the Kingdom of God as a present reality, as Jesus taught and demonstrated it.