Stephen Ashby was inducted as Minister in May 2010. Before training to be a minister, Stephen was a professional chef working in hotels and restaurants in this country and abroad. Since training and ordination he has served in large and small churches, in a variety of settings: rural, urban and multicultural communities. As well as working as a Hospital Chaplain at Poole General Hospital for 8 years. Married to Abigail, they have two adult daughters and three granddaughters. Abigail is a Senior Lecturer in MSc Advanced Nursing Practice at Bucks New University. Also works part time as Emergency Nurse Practitioner. Stephen has many interests. He still enjoys cooking, and also likes walking, camping, fishing and foreign travel.