Meet the Team
Josh Chapman: Carmarthenshire
I'm Josh, and have been married to Julie for over 25 years; we have three children who we are immensely proud of. Nathan is a Hydro Modelling Engineer, Emily is an Eco-Innovation Project Coordinator and Tim who is reading Sports Therapy. I'm a Software Engineer and have been working in IT for over 25 years. I enjoy walking, photography, golf, riding my motorbike and home-brewing beer, wine and cider. It's OK, they're strong enough not to qualify as a fruit based drink.
I came to faith after bumping into an old friend when riding an old route home one day. He was walking into the church where I had attended Sunday School as a young boy and he invited me to join the Youth Group. A few months later after listening to the messages I gave my heart to the Lord, on the face of it not that dramatic but sometimes all He needs is for you to try a different path.
Julie and I have been members of Myrtle House, Elim Pentacostal Church in Llanelli for over 10 years, I help with PA for services, we run a Life Group together, and Julie is the Manager of the Myrtle House Nursery.
My journey with CVM began with a curry night in Swansea where I picked up The Code book; it contained a great set of principles for men to live by and was easy reading. A few more events and a couple of Gatherings in, and I could see that CVM had a great platform to introduce guys to Christ; the only problem is that I'm not in Swansea. The response was to take up an invitation to be an Area Coordinator and carry that CVM vision across Carmarthenshire.
My hope is:
- For men's groups to network together
- To see, use and build on the great work already being done
- To promote and provide space for guys who have stepped out of church to get involved
- To help men introduce their mates to Christ