Revd Steve Jordan

The Reverend Steve Jordan, Priest

Who am I?

Very much a midlander, I am a "Black Country" man married to Harriet (confusingly, also known as Karen) who is a chartered accountant currently working in consultancy in the energy sector. We have lived in Worcestershire for many years, having previously lived in the shadow of the Clent Hills when I was also churchwarden in an inner-Birmingham Anglo-Catholic church. We now live in the Vale of Evesham.

We have no children, but dote on one black Labrador! Injury now precludes equestrian sport, but when time permits I retain a keen interest in rural pursuits. I enjoy travel, reading, art history and cars, and a glance at my physical profile will evince my interest in good food and wine!

Where did I come from? 

I went to school in Birmingham and Worksop. After military service, I returned to Birmingham as an undergraduate, where I met my wife, and then returned to public service and worked at different times with the police, local and central government, international agencies and the army (again!) I adored the privilege of making public policy, but greatly missed the opportunity I had enjoyed as a young man of ‘being there’ for individuals at liminal moments of their lives, and this combined with an increasing and irresistible call to ministry. I stepped down from paid employment in 2007 to pursue this calling, but membership of a Government Commission intervened and I did not begin full-time training until 2009, being ordained deacon in 2011 and priest in 2012.

In the last 15 years before retirement I was a catalyst for peace and reconciliation in many different fora in the UK and abroad. Faith helped me to bring Christian witness to this endeavour, and also to the workplace in various strategic roles in the public sector. Making policy has its own joys, but somehow lacked that special key that had led me into the public sector all those years ago - the immediacy of being with someone at the point of need.