I have been involved in congregational development for over 25 years. First in England working in small villages, towns, inner cities and university Chaplaincy. Then, in Canada, re-founding a parish that had left the diocese, offering interim ministry and lastly as rector of the largest parish in that diocese other than the cathedral. I moved to San Francisco in 2017 to support my wife’s post at Grace Cathedral and have been consulting in Congregational Development in the Diocese.
In England, I helped local churches make connections with their local communities. In Canada and the US I have been equipping church leadership teams, lay and ordained, with the tools they need to be the Body of Christ in their time and place. I am a trainer with the College for Congregational Development.
As a consultant working alongside organizations, I am committed to the idea that I am not the expert who can inspect, diagnose and come up with a solution that will fix everything. The organization has the information and wisdom it needs. I can help uncover and organize that information in ways that help the organization make better choices, develop plans, and commit to action.
My deepest joy in my work is when a community connects their story to the story of faith and finds peace or challenge, respite or resolve. I currently live in San Francisco, am a Green Card holder and a British and Canadian citizen. I am qualified in Intercultural Competency Development (IDI inc); am a certified practitioner using Myers-Brigg typology (MBTI); and trained as an Interim Minister.