Robin Smith is a Scot in exile, living in Leeds with his wife Susie. He graduated from London Bible College in 1997 and worked as Youth Pastor in Winchester for eight years, becoming ordained as a Youth Specialist Minister with the Baptist Union in that time. Since moving to Leeds he worked in a number of part time jobs before becoming a secondary RE teacher: with Oasis College and Nazarene Theological College on their youth ministry degree programmes, and in a range of youth work jobs – in outdoor education, as a detached worker for a charity in Leeds and in regional support roles for the Yorkshire Baptist Association and a local Anglican deanery. He is a CYM Masters Degree graduate, where he focussed on ‘outdoors education as a tool for exploring spirituality’ in his dissertation, and working towards his Doctorate in Educaiton at the University of Chester. He is a keen walker and climber, cycles to keep fit and spends time behind a camera at nature reserves to switch off.