Wild, Steven James
1954 - , e.m. 1981

President of the Conference, 2015. Born in Rochdale of Methodist parents and apprenticed as a printer, he later joined Pontin's Holiday Camp at Blackpool as a Bluecoat. He went to Cliff College in 1977, was accepted for presbyteral ministry in 1980 and trained at Wesley College Bristol. He married Laura Vipan in 1982. After serving in Preston (1983-89) and St Ives, Cornwall (1989-98) he was appointed Cornwall District Evangelism Enabler and Church Life Officer (1998-2004) and in 2003 he gained an MA at Sheffield in Evangelism Studies. He was appointed Director of Evangelism at Cliff College in 2004 and In 2008 he was stationed as Chair of the Cornwall District, where he has established strong links with ecumenical colleagues. A gifted communicator, especially one-to-one, and a skilled ventriloquist, his ministry has been devoted to evangelism.

  • Methodist Recorder 19 June 2015