Jonathan and Kristine are new to Lady Bay and have moved in recently with their four daughters, Elisabeth, Hannah-Maria, Esther and Susannah, three of whom are still living at home. Until a couple of years ago Jonathan was working as an anaesthetist at the Queens Medical Centre which he very much enjoyed. Over a period of time he began to feel a strong call to become ordained, and he was able to train while also still working at the hospital. A while later Kristine also felt called to ordination and is currently training at St Mellitus East Midlands. They feel lucky to be part of the wider church family and have spent many years as a family at St Giles, West Bridgford. More recently they have also spent time on placement at Trinity Church and curacy St Luke's Gamston and Holy Rood Edwalton. While at St Luke's and Holy Rood the whole family was thrust into live online streaming of services (initially from their living room) during the pandemic. It was a time of 'all hands on deck', and it became an opportunity to develop new skills, as a family band and in digital streaming and tech.
Jonathan and Kristine have a heart for bringing people together with an international flavour. They have connections to many different parts of the world. Kristine is from Norway originally, grew up in the Middle East (where they met) and studied Hebrew and Aramaic linguistics prior to ordination. Jonathan lived in Ghana when he was young and has subsequently spent time in other parts of Africa through medicine as well. They both have a heart for others to know the transformational work of the love of God and have witnessed the miracle of God's love across many cultures. They are excited and expectant for all that God has in store for our community!