I am the Church Treasurer which means that I witness first-hand how faithful God is in his provision, often through the generous giving of his people, and without which we would be unable to pay our bills. I also host a Home Group in which about 10 of us meet together to support each other in our walk with God through the ups and downs of life. I have been a Christian from an early age, though I look on my time at Nottingham University as decisive in terms of my commitment. My wife and I are Yorkshire bred, but have lived in Plymouth for over 30 years and love it here. Prior to retiring I was a mechanical engineer and developed a particular interest in naval architecture which I taught, firstly in the Royal Navy and then at Plymouth University. We have two adult sons and two grandchildren. My particular interests are walking, running, sailing and touring with our caravan.