I have been worshipping at Michael Parish Church since 2001 after moving back to the Island to take up the position of Senior Educational Psychologist with the Department of Children and Education.
I studied Educational Psychology at Strathclyde University and worked in some of the most deprived areas of Glasgow.
I was born in Cheshire, but my early years were spent in Australia. When I was 10, my parents moved to the island and settled in Jurby. I went to school in Andreas and then on to Ramsey Grammar School.
I’m married to Stephen and have 2 grown-up children, Peter and Clare. I have many interests including music, watercolour painting, and reading.
After retiring from full-time employment a few years ago, I have spent some of my new-found time exploring my faith and love nothing more than ‘coffee shop’ discussions with friends about living and believing!
I am especially interested in the ‘serving ministry’ and have taken on a number of roles within the Parish and Diocese. These have included becoming a Liturgical and Pastoral Assistant, undertaking Safeguarding/caring and training roles, and facilitating Bible Study across the Island.
Music has always been important in my life. I started playing the organ at Jurby Church when I was 14 years old and continued playing when I moved to Scotland. It’s been my privilege and pleasure to play at Michael Parish Church on Sundays.
I believe, like St Augustine ‘he who sings, prays twice’.