Gareth is from North Wales raised in a small village called Llysfaen on the coast. He came to faith in his teenage years and began attending church from about the age of 12. After school Gareth headed off to university to study economics, politics and theology and followed this with a postgraduate degree In Political theology at Hull University. He trained for the ordained ministry at Westcott House Cambridge and, after curacies in North Wales, came south to work as Chaplain to the University of South Wales. He’s also worked at the theological college in Llandaff as Vice Principal and was for a short time vicar of Roath.
In his mid-thirties Gareth went back to university to retrain as a secondary school teacher of religious education. He was Head of RE at Hawthorn High School in Pontypridd and then Assistant Headteacher at The Bishop of Llandaff High School. He now works at Saint Teilo’s High School as school priest, teacher and a member of SLT.
Gareth is married to Darren who works for Apple as a Business and People consultant for London and the South East. They live in Llandaff and have three adult sons: James who is a counsellor, Benjamin who is an assistant manager of a pub in Cardiff and Samuel who is doing his Masters degree in music at Kings College London.