Rev David Poyner
I am assistant curate, working in all parishes in the benefice. At the time of writing I am a deacon but will be made a priest (and so able to do offices such as weddings and baptisms) after June 2019.
In addition to Sundays, I work one day a week in the benefice (usually Fridays) and usually take part in one evening event a week. I live in Kidderminster but I have worshipped in Highley for most of my life, due to family connections. When I am not doing church work, I lecture in pharmacology at Aston University in Birmingham, teaching mainly pharmacists and neuroscientists and carrying out research on a nerve transmitter called CGRP.
My passion is to tell people of the Good News of Jesus Christ, that they may have life in its full abundance; why settle for half measures?! I aim to make this relevant to our largely rural benefice; as an ordained minister and a practising scientist, to help people explore the place of faith in a sceptical age.