I am a speaker, writer, consultant, teacher and trainer, working in areas of personal vocational guidance, spiritual direction, prayer, Christian faith and theology - as well as aspects of leadership development, team and community building.
My books circle around the connecting themes between all these topics and are a continuing exploration of what faith and human flourishing means in a world like ours.
I am a Christian, long captivated by a profound, compelling and ancient faith that now urgently seeks new ways of being present to an exciting, inquisitive and restless culture, impulsively adrift from any spiritual roots and unable to recognize its perils. I am ordained in the Church of England and in past lives I have been a vicar in London, a leader and community member of a large conference and holiday centre in North Devon, a theological college teacher and most recently a Director of Ministry Development in the large diocese covering much of the West Midlands.
I am an explorer and something of a restless believer. Three years ago I stepped out of the direct employment of the Church of England and I am now trying to learn to live from the edge - mixing silence, reflection and contemplative prayer with work alongside groups and individuals in areas of spirituality, leadership and human flourishing.
I keep chickens - so these days I have taken to calling myself a 'free-range priest'.