Rather like Job I thought I had sufficient challenges after facing open heart surgery, standing down as a Councillor and responding to the calling toward ordained ministry, but apparently not. I now find myself in the precarious position the other side of the Church of England discernment exploration, having not been recommended for training and wondering where my faith in people and a creator God will take me now……….
I am afraid I was one of those children that was always asking ‘why’? I recall often being deeply troubled with the world and continually questioning and curious. From the earliest days, I was always trying to find my place in that puzzle. Sometimes it has felt like I have lived on a 3 dimensional snakes and ladders board and even a few of the ladders have gone down rather than up! But in all the twists and turns and ups and downs, there has been a constant of wanting to serve others and to support them to be the best they can be and to be truly in God’s image.
From teacher to bank clerk, charity worker, trainer, council officer, consultant and then County Councillor. In all of that I have always been drawn to work with and for people and put community at the heart of everything. So where is my journey leading me now?