Revd. Stephen Caddy
Stephen came to the Circuit in September 2018.
I have been in circuit for 34 years and this is my 5th circuit following those of Beverley, East Yorkshire; Tynedale, Northumberland; Castletown, Isle of Man; and South Petherton and Crewkerne, Somerset. Whilst at Hartley Victoria I responded to a call to work in rural ministry and have enjoyed doing so in some beautiful places.
I came into Full Connexion i.e. became a Methodist Minister at the London Conference in 1988. Before that I moved much more regularly because my parents were Salvation Army officers, as were their grandparents.
I am a supporter of all kinds of chaplaincy as a way of engaging those who have little contact with the church and of supporting Christians in the workplace; this now includes taking my turn at the Auction Mart. I have been an Army Cadet Force Chaplain for 19 years.
Christine and I married in 1983 and our daughter Emilie-Beth, a scientific research Librarian, living in Lincolnshire, was born in 1985. My interests include history and visiting as many parts of Britain as I can. After the Bible, the book I've read most is 'Lord of the Rings' and my most watched films are 'The Warriors' and 'The Duellists.'
Revd. Tim Broughton
Tim came to the Circuit in September 2018.
This is my first appointment as a Methodist Minister, having spent over 30 years in the IT industry, most recently as IT Director for a large retail company in Accrington. I was born and brought up in Tyler's Green, a small village outside High Wycombe in Bucks. (I am still a follower of my local team, Wycombe Wanderers!). I became a Christian in my teens and began attending a church youth group at my local Anglican church. I moved 'north' in my early twenties, living in Preston for a number of years before moving to Gargrave, near Skipton, where I found myself, once again, running the youth group at the local Anglican church and where I jointly founded a charity, the Isaiah Trust, reaching out and supporting Street Children in Kisumu, Kenya.
Pam and I married in 2008 and I moved to Barrowford, in Lancashire, where I began attending the local Methodist church at Wheatley Lane in Fence, where Pam was a member. I soon found a home in the church and was encouraged to become a local preacher in the Burnley Circuit, which I really loved.
In 2013 I felt called to leave my role in IT and to seek full time ministry within the Methodist Church. I successfully candidated and began training at Queen's Foundation, Brimingham, on a part-time basis, whilst serving notice with my company and helping to recruit my successor in that role. I completed my studies in the Summer of 2018 and took up my first appointment as a Probationer Presbyter in the Settle Circuit shortly afterwards.
Pam continues to work full-time as an IT Business Systems Manager in Accrington and our son Harry, who graduated from Glasgow University at the same time as I completed my training, now lives and works in Glasgow.
Pam and I love to walk and spend most of our free time amongst the beautiful scenery of the Dales. I am a keen birdwatcher, love to cook, and enjoy the theatre, art and photography, play a little golf when time allows and follow Wycombe Wanderers.