John Dean is a Reader in the Benefice. After Army National Service in Nigeria and a short time of teaching Agriculture at a Mission Secondary School, he had three roles and 39 years with Scripture Union (SU). He had 10 years as a Schools’ Travelling Secretary in Nigeria and 15 years travelling Africa-wide as Coordinator of SU work in that continent, living in Africa from 1955 to 1983. He then had 14 years as SU International Training Consultant travelling worldwide from Seagrave. Involvement in God’s Church worldwide is a continuing challenge. John is married to Jan. His hobbies are cycling, vegetable-growing and poultry-keeping.