Paul and his family joined us in February 2011, having moved to Bromsgrove from Northamptonshire. He is married to Rachel, who works part-time as a Community Paediatric Physiotherapist. They have three children – Hannah, Matthew & Ethan.
Paul grew up in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, surrounded by differing opinions at home towards religion and Christian faith, but was taken to church by his Mum from birth. From those early days of church attendance, it was the example of those around him that showed Paul what it means to have a living and real faith that makes a difference to those who embrace Christ as their Saviour. Particularly strong influences included his Sunday School teachers, and the leaders of the Boys’ Brigade.
Paul quickly developed an aptitude for leadership which in the past has included experience with children’s work, youth house group and mentoring, church finance, and missions work both administratively and serving abroad on a short term mission in Bosnia.
Before training for ministry, Paul had a career in finance. Paul’s ministry, both here and in his previous church, has developed into having a significant input into community development and outreach that seeks to connect the church with what God is already doing in the wider community. He is also focused on the pastoral care and worshipping life of the church. Wider interests for Paul & Rachel include travelling, hospitality and gardening. Of course, there is also always time for Formula 1 for Paul!!