Growing up in Tonbridge (Kent), I headed North to study History at York before several years of life in Leeds and work around Yorkshire (as a civil servant on benefits and employment issues). I am shaped by the stories of my parents. Kenneth and Margaret, who since the mid ‘70s, with personal steps of faith, local action and global vision have never rested on their laurels. Likewise my younger sister Juliet, who serves two inner–city parishes in Gloucester. My faith was formed in the heady days of large church youth groups, camps, worship bands and the Christian Union, but also by time with SU in Zimbabwe before university, by various experiences of outreach, and in raising issues of prejudice in Christian attitudes on sexuality.