Hi! Thanks for taking the time to have a look at my website.
In 2006 my wife and I planted a church on a housing estate in Yeovil. For over 12 years we passionately loved our community through developing a way of doing church that connected with families who weren’t engaging with church and by supporting & coaching individuals with a wide spectrum of mental health struggles.
At the end of 2018 we closed our church, but a deep passion has remained to help churches to reach those who aren’t being reached by anyone else, disciple individuals who are in a season of darkness, and effectively make a difference to the communities God has placed them in.
Over those 12 years I spent thousands of hours in conversations with people struggling with their mental health. I know what it is like to be on the phone with someone who has taken an overdose or be sat on a high wall with someone so exhausted they are ready to take their own life. Panic attacks, dissociation, & self-harm were a part of my week in and week out ministry as a church leader. I have journeyed alongside so many whose lives have been ravaged by childhood trauma.
Leading a church in a deprived community taught us other things as well. We explored different models of meeting together as the typical Sunday centred model wasn’t affordable for us. Creativity, participation, & inclusiveness became a staple part of our times together as we sought to connect with those no one else was.
So I am available for training, consultancy, and coaching in a variety of subjects ranging from mental health to being a more misisonal church to theology. Please take a moment to look at the TRAINING section of this website and see if there is any way I can support the work that God has called you to. Sharing God’s word is also a deep passion of mine, so I am also available for speaking and preaching engagements.
I am married to Claire and have three children; Annabelle, Sophie, & Elijah. Together we live in Exmouth, Devon and we all enjoy a good hike and an adventure.