I’m very much looking forward to February and starting ministry in the parishes. I was born and brought up in Omagh, a county town in the western part of Northern Ireland. I came to faith in Christ at the age of fourteen through the ministry of my local church. By my late teens was considering God’s call to church ministry. I studied Theology at Queen’s University, Belfast and then Trinity College, Dublin. I was ordained in 1996 to serve as curate in St. Macartin’s Cathedral, Enniskillen. After that I served in two rural incumbencies in Co. Fermanagh in south-west Ulster. I also have been part of mission teams to China and Serbia. I married in 1999. Sadly the marriage broke down in 2015. I have two daughters, Hannah, twelve, and Rachel, ten, who are my pride and joy. My last parish position was Dean and Rector of Dromore Cathedral, Co. Down. I support Liverpool FC and enjoy reading, table quizzes and I need to find time for walking to keep fit. I’m looking forward to meeting the people of Levens. Heversham and Milnthorpe, and living and ministering in the area.