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John Wilson

 

I came to work with Mount Zion and Heptonstall churches in the summer of 2019 after a 46-year career in the media industry.

 

I am a former newspaper editor and was head of editorial learning and development for one of the biggest regional media groups in the country.

 

I have been a Methodist all my life and a local preacher for 25 years.

 

At the age of 50 I went to Cliff College in my spare time and graduated with a Masters degree in Leadership, Renewal and Mission.

 

I firmly believe in trying to take the Christian story to the world in new and interesting ways, which is one of the main reasons I signed up for my Calderdale role.

 

Away from work, I am married to Linda and have two wonderful grown-up children who are both teachers.

 

I have been a Huddersfield Town season ticket holder for more than 50 years. I love many sports and still play several very badly.