Educated in England, Simon is ordained in the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh. Simon also holds an Overseas License in the Church of England and Bishop’s Permission to Officiate in the Diocese of Bath and Wells. A dual citizen, together with his wife Lucy, Simon has ministered on both sides of the Atlantic, most notably in the USA as Executive Director and President of the Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools (FOCUS) and as Executive Vice President of American Bible Society. An experienced Christian leader and a gifted speaker, his travels have taken him across the world, although when not in Louisville he and Lucy make the village of Priston just outside Bath, England their home, together with a dog, two cats and three donkeys. Although they do not have children of their own, they are actively involved with scores of young people not least their fifteen Godchildren. Simon and Lucy enjoy entertaining and providing a welcome to scores of individuals who cross their threshold.
As Interim Rector, Simon is passionate about building for the future as he brings his enormous energy, skills and gifting to the parish family as he steers the parish forward together with the staff and Vestry in St. Francis’ next chapter.