Richard lives in Hampshire, England, where (in different towns) he has been connected with the life and mission of local churches for over forty years. For a similar amount of time he has been working in government jobs, in and out of London, initially for a county council in environmental conservation and development planning, later in strategic property management for national government. He has several connections with Africa: in the years 2003-2005 he lived in Uganda with his wife and two young sons whilst working as finance manager for Kisiizi Hospital. At other times he has visited Malawi, Kenya, Rwanda and Tunisia, as well as in more trips to Uganda. The sons are now both at university and Richard is partially retired, which he says gives more time for other kinds of work, including keeping up with Harvest Hands !