David arrived in Croxley Green in the summer of 2010, moving from Milton Keynes where he worked with two churches since 2001. Before training as a Baptist Minister, with his wife Carolyn and their two children he lived in Bracknell where he was part of the leadership team of Easthampstead Baptist Church.
Dave has a background in physics and astronomy and in Bracknell worked in research at the Met Office and European Weather Centre for 15 years, specialising in how clouds affect weather forecasting and climate prediction. He continues to take an interest in science, offering talks on connections between science and faith, as well as weather and climate change to schools, churches and community groups. In his spare time, Dave takes an interest in history and different cultures, watching films and science fiction and reading an increasing diverse range of books from science fiction to ancient Roman detective stories.
He cooks a lot – particularly Italian food – and enjoys sharing meals. He enjoys travelling and hill walking especially in The Peak District. He dislikes gardening and has given up trying to learn to play the guitar, but enjoys singing!