I am a Circuit Steward. Originally from Blackhill in North West Durham, I grew up in the Methodist Church where I was encouraged and supported by wonderful folk. Following my training as a teacher at Ripon College, and after discovering the wonders of North Yorkshire, I stayed and taught in secondary and primary schools for over 40 years. Although retired from full-time work, I continue to teach part-time with the Open University. I am married to Sue and we have two grown up children. In my spare time I enjoy being part of a local folk group, along with some gentle cycling and dinghy sailing. It is a privilege to be a Circuit Steward and work with the Circuit Leadership Team in this beautiful rural circuit, with its strong roots in the past and its many challenges for the future.
Gayle Chapel DL8 3RS
West Burton DL8 4JU