I am Tim and I have been Associate Schools Worker for Derby City Mission since 2013. My responsibility is to work with local schools to bring Jesus into the lives of children through leading assemblies, clubs, Experience Easter and Christmas and Walk Through the Bible RE classes. I am loving the challenge of going into more schools in Derby, after originally concentrating on those in the Normanton inner-city area.
Although born in the UK, I have spent a considerable amount of time in Latin America where I met my wife Elsa and where my 2 children, Franchesca and Felipe were born. Using my training as a nurse, I went to Peru on mission which then led me to Ecuador. I worked in a small village teaching about the Bible and serving as a nurse, as well as helping on medical caravan trips into neglected villages. Similarly I was running children's work teaching Christian values and leading a team of volunteers in schools.
My favourite soccer team is Sunderland. It was sad to see them relegated but now I get to see them meet Derby in the new season!