Steve Chick is 55 years old and has had the joy of being married to Annie for the last 29 years. They have two grown-up children, Meg and Joe, who are themselves now married and living away from home. For the last seven years, Steve has been the Senior Pastor of Hope Church, Winchester. The Church is part of the Commission family of churches in the UK (part of Newfrontiers worldwide). Previously he was part of the senior leadership team of Kings Community Church in Southampton for 15 years. Steve is a passionate follower of 'The Saints' (Southampton FC) and the Welsh Rugby team and so is used to coping with unrealistic dreams and crushing disappointment! His desire to write this book has been birthed out of personal heartache and the pastoral experience from over 20 years of church life.