Dear All,

God calls and God continues to call. God calls us from one thing to the next, from one place to the next and I wonder where God is calling us as I join the team and we seek to answer this call together? I am Mark Robinson and I grew up very much aware of the challenges and joys of what it means to be followers of Christ, because both my parents were keen to see that their six children had an understanding of this truth.

I bring into ministry my years of experience as a husband, father, brother, son, minister, alongside many years of advertising and marketing. I hope to use these skills to the best of my ability within my ministry here with you. I also come with years in leadership and administrative roles as broadcast production manager in advertising and supervisor in Brazil and in London.

I have a deep longing and love for God and desire to proclaim the Good News. My years of study, and particularly my time as minister and
colleague in the Yorkshire Synod and the wider URC, have shown me that with God all things are possible.

Among other things I have trained in Conflict Awareness, Listening and reconciliation and Safeguarding. As part of my faith journey I have served as Chaplain to General Assembly, Moderator of Churches
Together in Dewsbury, President of Churches Together in Gomersal, Birkenshaw and East Bierely, National Assessment Board and Yorkshire Synod Pastoral Elder and I hold a Bachelor of Theology from Cambridge, BA Hons in Film and Media from University of London and MSc in Marketing from Brunel university.

I am married to Tessa and we have four children and two grandchildren.

I look forward to working with all of you to discern where God is guiding.
Blessings and good wishes,