Hi, I’m Robin. I was born in Liverpool and although work and study have taken us (my wife Jane and daughters, Becky and Rachel) to Northampton and then as far as the South Coast, since 2009 we’ve been back in the North West, living on The Wirral Penninsular. We’re really enjoying being a part of life in Waverton, getting to know folk in and around the village.
I have had a few different careers, ranging from Ambulance Paramedic, Pharmaceutical Sales Trainer, Custos of Liverpool Cathedral and since 2010, North West Church and Community Development Worker for Scripture Union. I studied at Moorlands Bible College, ending up with an MA with merit in Applied Theology. I’m humbled that God has blessed me with a broad palette of experience and learning and is now calling me to serve as pastor to WEF.
I love music (I have an eclectic taste), cooking (pasta features heavily), photography (I really need to print some pictures and hang them on the walls), and guitars (I have…several). I’m passionate about seeing people explore and develop their gifting to take the love and good news of Jesus to their community; ordinary people in ordinary churches doing extraordinary things for God.
Our family moved to Waverton from Hull in 2007 when I began work as a youth worker at the church. After a sabbatical in 2015, I changed roles and now work with children and families. I am married to Rachel who is a health visitor and we have two daughters; Lucy who is currently studying ‘A’ levels and Bethan who is at university. My role at WEF is varied and this includes working in local schools, connecting with community groups, local families and children. Outside of work I love playing the guitar, cycling, DIY and travelling to visit new places
I have been in the Chester area for over 20 years and first moved up from the sunny south to attend Chester College in 1996. Other than a short period away I have been in the area ever since and am very much at home in Chester. I am married to an amazing woman, Gemma and we have 3 wonderful daughters who bring us tons of joy as well as plenty of opportunity to grow in patience and grace! I believe God has called me to live a life out of experiencing God's delight in me and that I can live a life of delight in Him and that He calls me to make disciples wherever I go - I have a passion for people of all ages to see and experience something of the goodness, power and love of Jesus. I have been a member of WEF and the youth pastor since September 2015 and am so grateful to all those who pray and serve to support the youth work at WEF. I also enjoy sports (much more watching than playing these days), walks, running, eating, playing the drums (just!), archery, waffles, drinking orange juice and dancing in the rain.
We have a lay leadership team of six people who work with the pastor to oversee the spiritual life and development of the church. The team is currently Graham Frost, Judith Edwards, Paul Treloar, Ron McCaig, Paul McCabe and Tony Smith.