Born and bred in Bolton, after leaving school I worked for Royal Mail for 28 years before becoming a Methodist Minister in 2005. The North Lancaster Circuit is my 4th appointment, having already served in the South Ribble area (South Preston), Pendle (Earby and Barnoldswick area) and Congleton in Cheshire.
I have been married to Judith since 1981 and we have 4 children and currently, 6 grandchildren. I like to cycle and swim when i have the opportunity and am not looking after at least one of my grandchildren! I like to watch NCIS on T.V. and follow the ups and downs of Leeds United Football Club.
Rev Derek is a circuit minister with pastoral oversight at Calder Vale, Dolphinholme, Garstang, Hollins Lane and Scorton