Philip Charles Brown
St Albans Diocese
Skills. I was trained as a scientist/engineer, but for much of my civil service career I worked as a programme manager. Hence I am very much the bureaucrat or committee animal.
Passion. Ministry to rural communities. I was for 12 years Lay Chair of a semi rural deanery, where agriculture fits into an increasingly dormitory structure, exemplified by the 4 large parishes (out of 19) which contain over 70% of the population. With very good north-south communications along the A1 corridor and good east-west communications between Cambridge and Bedford, many of the population work outside the Deanery and very few in agriculture.
Secondary – the environment. As an engineer, my training highlighted the need to improve efficiency and reduce waste. My passion is that EVERYONE has a personal responsibility to minimise their consumption of the resources provided freely by God.