Since my late teens my life has been propelled by my Christian faith, which has led me on some interesting adventures. After a holiday to the Soviet Union in 1984, I decided to study Russian. From 1991 to 1994 I lived in Belarus, witnessing the collapse of the USSR. The friends I made there are still some of my closest.
On my return to England, I worked at a project for homeless women for 7 years, trained as a spiritual director and studied theology at Heythrop College. More recently I worked as administrator for St Pancras Church, Euston. Here I also directed the Crypt Gallery and facilitated the work of a small charity called PSALM, which carries the strapline, “taking ageing and faith seriously”.
I enjoy giving encouragement and enthusiastically pursuing new ideas, making connections and developing projects. I like being part of a team.
I channel some of my creativity into my artwork and have illustrated two Kindle books. I was a Games Maker at the 2012 London Olympics.