Jo Criddle

Seven years ago I was living happily in Reading, had 2 sons at home, worked in school finance, had a husband working in IT, and was a member at our local Baptist church.

We then left all that (effectively chucking the boys out too!) and spent 3 years by Heathrow while Graham trained at Spurgeons and led a small church.

Then we moved to Tamworth (a little north east of Birmingham, or a little south west of the peak district depending on how I am feeling) where Graham is in full time ministry.

I work for the local Elim church and its associated charity managing finance, pay, buildings, admin and lots of other stuff. It is really interesting to get a deep insight into another denomination and the similarities and differences. We have recently had the gift of a granddaughter and I am loving getting to know her.

I joined Connexion to try to understand more about this weird and wonderful role. I also felt I could use what finance background I have to support the exec as treasurer.

PS I meet up with many of the other clergy spouses in Tamworth, and we have a great time, but if anyone else is in this area, and would like to meet up, please do let me know!