I first began exploring a call to ordination whilst reading for a degree in English Literature at Oxford. After graduating, I started as a Pastoral Assistant on the CEMES (Church of England Ministry Experience Scheme). The job felt exhilarating, exhausting, dynamic, and strangely right, and so a year later, I found myself at a BAP (Bishop’s Advisory Panel). The outcome was a recommendation, meaning I’ll start a three year-training programme in September 2017. For now, my days are filled with the noise of toddlers, the constant chaos of teenagers, the joys of community, admin and fights over “real” coffee, and an “awkward reverence” of God. It’s mostly utterly brilliant!