Meet the Team
Stephen Gladwell: Norwich
Stephen was born and raised in Suffolk and left for University at Oxford Brookes to study Physiotherapy. He was introduced to Jesus by a guy at uni who was in the same halls and on the same course. It was in Oxford where he committed to live for Jesus.
After uni Stephen returned to Suffolk, but then crossed the border and moved to Norfolk to be with his High School sweetheart. Chrissy and Stephen have been married for almost 10 years, and now have a young daughter. Stephen works part time at a local NHS Trust and spends the other days with his daughter for a bit of Daddy Daycare! Outside of family time he enjoys walking, cycling, real ale, bushcraft, sitting around a fire and being outdoors.
"When I left for uni, I felt I was in control, my life was rosy, and I had my whole life ahead of me. I was a fairly popular guy, didn't have many enemies, and generally got on with most people. It wasn't until I saw the person of Jesus Christ, that I began to see how broken I was. Jesus is the most powerful, courageous, and dangerously-loving man ever; He teaches us how to be men in a world/culture that constantly tells us otherwise. What better role model is there... even Alan Partridge would have to concede? I have been helping organise the men’s stuff at my local church for many years.
I see my role of CVM area coordinator for Norwich to be three-fold:
1) Pray for the men in Norwich that they will come to know Jesus as their brother, rescuer and friend.
2) Be a point of contact for churches and church organisations in Norwich regarding men’s ministry.
3) To coordinate to support existing and future men’s groups.
I'm looking forward to see what God has in store for the Men of Norwich, Norfolk and beyond."